On an early season trip to Tignes I tested out the DC Command Snow Jacket. I am a great fan of DC’s styling and the DC Command does not disappoint.
The DC Command jacket is regular fit and felt nice and loose without being too baggy. It is very slightly oversized in length at the back which is ideal for snowboarders. Typically of DC, the look is simplistic but stylish.
There is a good array of deep pockets including a ski lift pass pocket on the sleeve. This is more of a functional feature but it does surprise me how many brands overlook this!
While on the subject of pockets, I love that the inside chest pocket is actually zipped up from the outside. I found this very handy as it meant I did not have to undo the front of the coat to get to my phone. What a simple but brilliant idea!
The only negative for me about the DC Command snow jacket is that I find the front zip very catchy! I am not sure if it is to do with me being left handed (probably!), but I found that the zip kept catching on the over flap material.
I was snowboarding on mild bluebird days and found the DC Command ideal. It certainly kept me warm from the chilly wind when I was at the top of the Grande Motte. And, utilising the underarm vent zips, I managed to keep my body from overheating when ripping down the slopes in the midday sun.
I am not sure that the DC Command would be suitable in the extreme cold conditions of mid season, but it is certainly a competent jacket for all other conditions.
The jacket is fully breathable, water resistant up to 30k with the DC Weather Defense SympaTex® technology and has a taffeta lining.
I reviewed the Command snow jacket in black, which really matches well with the DC Nomad Pants in Leather Brown which I have also reviewed – trust me! Also, check out my review of the DC Cold War Gloves
The DC Command snow jacket may not have all the bells and whistles, but is very reasonably priced, competent and stylish.
Good for: Skiing and Snowboarding
Rating: 8 out of 10
Mark is also the manager of Jamie Barrow (Britain’s fastest snowboarder)
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