Rip Curl Ripping Puffer

A high quality mid-layer for both on and off the hill

Photo: Teemu Heljo

On any snowboard mission, layering is important. Get it wrong and you risk sweating buckets with every step of your hike – or worse, feeling the bitter chill when you’re miles away from a place to warm up.

The guys at Rip Curl know this, and that’s why they offer a range of mid-layers to cover all conditions. There’s their Ultimate Fleece Suit and Ultimate Down Puffer for seriously cold days, but for more typical conditions there’s this – the Ripping Puffer.

Rip Curl Ripping Puffer – €120

The Ripping Puffer is a lightweight layer that gives you a substantial heat boost without bulking you up too much.

Made from 100% Polyamide and finished with a Durable Water Repellant (DWR) coating, it’ll keep moisture at bay – although it should go without saying that a fully waterproof outer layer is still a must for snowboarding. The regular fit profile means that the Ripping Puffer will sit comfortably under a shell jacket, and the hood is fully adjustable for when you need a little extra protection from the elements.

Off the hill, this fits the bill for post-shred wanderings even without another layer on top – and with three exterior pockets and one on the inside, there’s enough room to pack the essentials.

For more info, or to buy, check out the full specs of the Rip Curl Ripping Puffer here.

Photo: Teemu Heljo

Photo: Teemu Heljo

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