Tested by Sophie
If you’re digging the anorak look but think that pull over designs are completely impractical for freeride/backcountry missions then Scott’s Line Chaser Anorak may well make you reconsider.
Extremely light, soft, stretchy and technical, it’s been specifically designed so that you won’t have to keep hauling it on and off when you’re hunting freshies.
Constructed to keep you simultaneously feeling cool and looking sharp, once you’ve pulled on the Line Chaser it’s likely to stay on all day thanks to a waterproof DRYOspun membrane that offers industry-leading levels of breathability.
Despite the fact there’s no side zip, it’s impressively easy to pull on over a helmet and feels softshell-style comfy once in place. The high collar comes with two zippers for max airflow and the anti-chafe chin guard keeps you looking fresh after a solid season giving it the backcountry beans. The zippered kangaroo pocket is big enough to stash gloves/skins when you’re transitioning and has been specifically positioned for use with a harness.
Weighing in at 600g, it’s a pretty feathery bit of kit so you’ll need to get your layering right if you don’t want to be taking it on and off all day. If you’re going full winter then you’ll need to be rocking super toasty yet breathable layers but when spring rolls around make sure you switch them out for something lighter and more breathable.
Get the layering on point and you’re looking at a wickedly breathable jacket with full weather protection.
Grab the matching pants and get after it.
Available in men’s and women’s.