The Edge Astrid Women’s Ski Jacket ReviewMay 8, 2014
As a mother of three who has three dogs and lives deep in the green countryside of Cumbria, a lot of my day is spent outside, walking the dogs and entertaining my children whether it’s raining, snowing or sunny. Therefore, it has also been essential for me to own appropriate outdoor clothes, and one of the latest purchases I made was on the Edge Astrid Women’s Ski Jacket, which I will review in the following pot.
The jacket is of course waterproof, with the amount of rainfall that we get year in year out in Cumbria, this is always an important factor to consider when buying a jacket or other outdoor clothes. As well as being waterproof though, it is also breathable thanks to the outer layer which means that you are kept dry and warm, but never feel too warm.
It has adjustable cuffs and a hood, but my favourite part of the jacket in this respect is the adjustable hem draw cord. I love having the versatility to change how snug or loose the jacket fits against my body, depending on the temperature outside. So, if it’s a sunny, but mildly windy day, I can just have the hem of the jacket loose, but on chillier wintery days I can tighten it right up.
Another thing I like about this jacket is if I forget my gloves, I can slide my hands into the hand warmer pockets and they still feel protected enough from the elements. Although I never consider the aesthetics of a winter jacket to be very important, I don’t want to go out and about during the day looking like a disaster on legs. The design of the Edge Astrid Women’s Ski Jacket is very appealing and you never feel like you are walking around with a giant tent over your body, because it still shows my hips and curves perfectly.
As with most ski jackets and winter coats, the hood can be stored away inside the collar, which is good for the very changeable weather we have here in the UK. The weather, as anyone will know who lives near big hills, can be even more changeable in hiking areas. More often than not, I’ve set off with the dogs for a brisk walk up the rolling hills that sit by my house and at the bottom of the hills it’s been windy and cold, but by the time I hit a summit, the weather has changed to only breezy and very warm.
All in all I would recommend this jacket to anyone who wants an affordable and very well made light winter jacket. Whether you plan to keep it for the winter months or use it on those days when you have to run for the bus to work in the rain, it will keep you dry and snug. As mentioned earlier in the post, aesthetics perhaps aren’t always the most important thing, but one of the major positives of this jacket is that you can wear for lunch with the girls or a date with your significant other without feeling embarrassed.