I was a little skeptical purchasing this shell. I do many snow sports and always wore ski/snowboard outerwear while riding my sled. As time has moved on, I sled more and strap the board to my feet less. I've found that ski clothes tend to be trendy and don't hold up very well season to season. This was true this year when I went over the bars and shredded my snowboard coat. So, I order this coat looking for more durability. I was pleasantly surprised with the Valdez. The material is second to none and the construction is bomb proof. It has a good fit relative to other brands, but has a tighter cut...which I found I like more on the sled. I was also skeptical of the internal backpack strap routing. I tried it and I really like it now. I know the Valdez will last several seasons...this will actually save me tons of money over the long haul. I think it is totally worth the money!
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12/14/2019 9:09 am
Fan for life
I have used the Valdez coat since the time I first started to ride many moons ago. I have snagged it on trees rubbed up against the sharpest foot rails and it has never let me down not even a broken zipper. The shell is a perfect wind deflector. Recently I noticed some wear areas and I was getting a little wet so I decided to test the water proof warranty and their response was fast and amazing. They sent me a brand new coat. Klim has the best products I have ever owned and they really do stand behind the product instead of finding a excuse not to. I am a fan for life