If you consider yourself to be the head honcho, suit up with the Ride Admiral Jacket. This jacket is built for a boss, boasting a 20k waterproof/breathable rating, with a strategically placed lining and insulation system designed to keep you warm without restricting your mobility. This jacket features all the bells and whistles you'll need, such as micro-fleece lined pockets, articulated elbows, and a removable stashed balaclava mask.
2.5 Layer Cacona® Shell Fabric Paramount performance with top rated protection & breathability. For those seeking superior moisture management, performance and comfort, Ride's Cocona® collection features the most breathable. comfort-driven waterproof technology on the market. Built for those whole charge hard and demand more, these top-rated goods will get you through day after day and never leave you feeling clammy or wet.
Active Core Temperature System, ACT 2™ Ride's new Active Core Temperature (ACT™) System is built with strategically placed specialized insulations, lining materials and ventilation to help keep your body balanced and comfortable while exposed to the elements. ACT II™: Strategically placed zones of light insulation and unique lining materials to manage body heat, resulting in a perfectly balanced temperature for every day riding.
Classic Long Fit Applying Ride's consistent class jacket fit that allows room for layering and mobility with an added 3" in overall length.
Zippered easy scan sleeve pocket
Front micro-fleece lined toaster pockets
Media pocket with easy view window
Inner mesh goggle pocket
Mesh lined chest vents
Exhale collar vent
YKK® AquaGuard® water-resistant exposed zippers, two-way center front zipper
Removable Stash It balaclava face mask
Attached powder skirt with snap back feature
Jacket-to-pant zip connector with Lycra® stretch panel for extra mobility
Ninja Lycra® hand gaiters
Concealed adjustable cuffs
Ergonomoic attached swivel hood with back one-hand adjustment
Helmet compatible hood with Lycra® Stretch-to-fit panels
Bottom one-handed craw cord adjustment hidden inside front pockets
Velvety comfort chin guard and inner collar
Grommet lift ticket loop
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Comments about Ride Admiral Jacket:
I bought this jacket to replace my old ski jacket. I've never purchased any clothing made by Ride, and after this I probably won't again. For the price (~$350 at time of purchase) you get two things: good looks, and a decent shell material (haven't used it in the rain yet).
I ski fairly often (<30 days per season), and my main concern with this jacket is that it just won't hold up. You may notice that it has a one year warrantee, which is a huge vote of confidence right from the manufacturer (that's sarcastic). For this price you can find a jacket with a limited lifetime warrantee, or at least something better than a year. I can first comment on the materials used. First, the outer layer of the jacket is terribly thin, which makes the jacket light, but after one session in the park (with my due amount of spills) I noticed an abrasion in the fabric. Also, I have a feeling that the cuffs will rip where the cinch strap comes out on the wrist because it is not well reinforced. Second, the quality of pretty much every other material on the jacket is sub par. The insulation in the inside will stick to velcro (why Ride....why?) and starts to degrade quickly because of that. The powder skirt feels like it will tear if anything contacts it forcefully. The zippers on the side pockets are not water resistant (are you that eager to save money, Ride?). The microfleece on the inside of the collar is already beginning to wear after three uses. Basically, the only quality pieces on this jacket are the zipper pulls on the chest vents (no, those aren't pockets).
In addition to the poor quality, there are a a few design and workmanship flaws. This jacket has one closable internal pocket, and that's the phone/music player pocket, which is made of the same material as the powder skirt and is not waterproof (RIP electronics). The lack of internal pockets is a definite con for me, as I like to stash things on the inside of my jacket for protection. I can't say that I'm a fan of the vesnts on the chest due to the fact that a backpack would interfere with them (not too well thought out). Lastly, on my jacket the thumb holes on the wrist gaiters were different sizes, and the smaller one cuts of circulation to my thumb. For the price of this jacket, something like that simply shouldn't happen.
All in all, this jacket looks cool, but is built like a jacket that costs 1/3 the price. I learned my lesson with Ride. I'm gonna stick to buying jackets from companies that make jackets.