The Spyder Looker is a warm and stylish ski jacket for the casual resort skier. It offers 100g of insulation in the torso and 80g in the sleeves. This helps ensure that you core stays warm, but you don’t look like a marshmallow either. IT’s definitely a warm jacket, and if you run a bit warm you won’t need to layer much underneath. Our tester normally wears a medium jacket, and the the Size 8 fit just fine. The Spyder Looker does have a stretch internal and external material that helps the jacket feel a bit more conforming without restricting mobility. Its tailored fit is actually quite comfortable and functional. The Spyder Looker also has internal stretch sleeves with thump loops to make it feel even more comfortable. The powder skirt is adjustable as well and you’re able to snap it back if you don’t want it in the way when out on the town. The Spyder Looker does have a chest pocket, but it’s not very big. The hand warming pockets are comfortable and offer plenty of spce for items. The sleeve pocket is great for your pass. The hood is removable for those days you don’t want it. The Spyder Looker offers average waterproofing. It’s good for most days on the resort, but not the best for really wet days. Breathability is also middle of the road, and wouldn’t be great for high activity levels. Overall the Spyder Looker is a stylish jacket with the features you want on the slopes. It’s a solid option for casual resort skiers, and will provide plenty of warmth and protection from the elements for most days on the mountain. Those that ski on a lot of wet days will want to look at Spyders more technical jackets with better waterproofing.
Jacket Size – 8
Normal Specs – 5’4”, 150 lbs,
Upper Body – 36” Chest, Torso Length 18” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 16.5”, Arm Length 18.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body – 29” Waist, 41” Hips, 29.5” Inseam, 26” Thigh
Turn On’s: Active fit jackets that fit well around my chest and torso, but don’t restrict movement. Size M Pants that have a bit more room to fit my thighs and big butt but fit well in the waist. That way, not only can I utilize my pockets, I can also ride freely and comfortably on the hill.
Turn Off’s: Size M jackets that are too tight in the shoulders and hips while being boxy in the waist. I really don’t like a tight fit at the hips that rides up and allows snow in my jacket and pants. The jacket should stay in place! Size M Pants that fit too tight in the thigh so I can’t use my pockets but so loose in the waist they fall down and I get snow in my pants.