There’s a number of features that make a good ski jacket. It should be highly waterproof and breathable with underarm ventilation, a lift pass pocket, and a snow skirt — it’s these practical considerations that make outdoor labels justify the big bucks that come with ski gear. However, Kendall Jenner has been making the case to ignore all of that and go for what looks best. It’s a flex.
The brand was founded by Dylan Richards and Sebastian Hunt — the creative duo behind YEEZY — which explains the silhouette of this piece being comparable to that of the YEEZY X GAP jacket. And while it has a number of heat-retaining properties, being made from ethically sourced duck down and feather along with a DWR (durable water-repellent) coating, it’s not quite gorp-y traditional mountain wear.
With gorpcore and techwear’s obsession with the specs of our outerwear deeply ingrained into our brains, copping a tactile all-black fit made of the most technical fabrics on the planet is an attractive proposition.