Ortovox Guardian outer hard shell jacket the new top end jacket with Merino insulation these jackets are really something else and to be fair for the price they should be!
SO what is all the fuss about a new outer layer from Ortovox, well these jackets are the first full coverage merino three layer set in the World, the inner layer is pure 100% merino that is laminated to the outer Toray Dermizax EV membrane as well as to the outer fabric, this increases wearability and comfort and ensures super breathability as well as enabling the outer fabric to remain super soft even in extreme cold. The merino can absorb a huge amount of moisture during for example major powder session, but then when you get back on the cold lift the merino buffers the moisture so you don't feel cold like some other 3 layer outer shells.
Are they worth the money?
If you look at other top end brands and the price you pay for a full spec membrane 3 layer jacket then YES the Ortovox Guardian does all that and then more:
Checkout the facts and figures below:
Wind and Water proof
26,000 mm water 100% windproof
20,000 g/m2/24hr breathability
Helemt Compatible Hood one hand adjust
Anatomically shaped sleeves
2 waterproof pockets
2 way under arm zip ventilation
2 way zipper on front for comfort and ease of use with harness
zipped inner pocket
100% merino 130g/m2 on the skin side
Ski pass pocket on the lower arm
Adjustable waist band with intergrated zipper sfor attaching the Guardian Pants
Great colours with Crazy Orange and strong blue
Great colour way design looks fantastic, well why not!