DC Delinquent Jacket 2015 GTV Gift Guide

The DC Delinquent Jacket is all you’ll ever needs when the temperatures climb. Photo: DC

Different conditions require different gear on the mountain. While blistery cold early season skiing and riding might require heavy jackets and down layering, late season and spring conditions beg for breathability and freedom of motion.

And when it comes to fulfilling the needs of the late season skier and snowboarder, the DC Delinquent jacket ($160) delivers on all fronts.

With only 40 grams of insulation, the Delinquent feels more like a heavy-duty parka than a true ski jacket, perfect for when temperatures linger in the 30’s and 40’s.

The 10k waterproof rating means that it will keep you dry in the light, late season storms, while the powder skirt makes sure no arrant snow drifts leak up into your base layers when the snow gets deep.

And its tapered look means the jacket looks as good walking the city streets as it does navigating the trails.

Ultimately, the Delinquent is so light that it probably shouldn’t be your choice when bone-chilling cold fronts roll through, but given the comfort and breathability of its Exotex fabric, it may be the only jacket you ever want to wear later in the season.

The DC Delinquent Jacket ($160)

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