FW Catalyst 2L 2020-2021 Women’s Snowboard Jacket Review

  • Waterproof/Breathability: 15K/10K
  • Shell/Insulated: Insulated
  • Fit: Regular
  • Category: Backcountry/Resort
  • Size: XS/S/M/L/XL
  • Colour: Black, Blue and Green
  • Price: £320

New for this season, FW’s introducing the durable and sustainably produced Catalyst 2L jacket snowboard jacket to their line. As a result of this, they are, it could be argued, helping to make the outerwear industry a little bit greener (we’ll explain why in a moment).

The women’s Catalyst 2L jacket is a big favourite for 2020/21. It’s got high waterproof/breathability ratings, keeping you dry when venturing out in the unknown. On top of that, it also looks rad. Things can be tech and stylish at the same time, it turns out.

“The women’s Catalyst 2L jacket is a big favourite for 2020/21”

For the fabric, FW’s chosen to use recycled yarn. The waterproof fabric has a cotton-like appearance, but is also highly technical. As for the insulation, they’ve used Primaloft’s Black Insulation Eco (60g), which isn’t just bluesign approved but also made out of 80% post-consumer recycled materials. Primaloft as a brand is also known for their exceptional quality, meaning you won’t just be purchasing a jacket with an eco-friendly insulation, but also one that is ultra-durable and does the job.

On top of that, FW is also a proud member of 1% for the planet. By investing in their products, you know that a part of your money goes off to serve a good cause – protecting old Mother Nature.

Made to withstand the harshest of conditions, FW’s Catalyst jacket has also got some nice additional features going for it. The hood is easily adjustable and can be made to fit the size of your helmet without leaving any space for the wind to get through. There’s also a chest pocket where you can stash your valuables, while the sleeve pocket will keep your lift pass safe.

Producing durable outerwear is at the core of FW, but the brand isn’t just gaining points when it comes to creating high-quality snowboard outerwear – they’re also stepping up their game when it comes to sustainability, and hopefully encouraging other brands to follow. FW are looking forward.

The model in the photo is 5’4” (165cm) tall and wearing size S.


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