Positives

  • Excellent Waterproofing
  • Excellent Wind Proofing
  • 4 Big Backpack Compatible Pockets
  • Same Waterproofing as Gore-Tex Pro but cheaper

Negatives

  • No Cell Holder Pocket inside bigger pockets

Summary

The Skyline Fuse 3L Jacket is expensive, but it has exceptional waterproofing, windproofing, breathability, and functionality. I’ve never had a jacket feel like this and it's cheaper than many of it's competitors that have this level of waterproofing/construction.

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Type Shell
Gore-Tex
Hood Type Contoured
Powder Skirt Yes
Jacket to Pant Interface Yes
Fit

Normal

Packability Very Thin
Construction Excellent
Vents 2 Open Pit Zips
Layer Count 3 Layer
Waterproof Rating Above 25k
Breathability Rating 25K
Manufactured in Shanghai
Warmth

Poor

Waterproofing Excellent
Breathability Great

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Skyline Fuse 3L Snowboard Written Review Review by The Good Ride

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James’ Jacket Specs
Size:
 Large
5’10” 185 lbs
Chest: 44”
Arm Length (pit to wrist) 19.5”
Neck: 16″
Torso Length (collarbone to pant line) 23”
Shoulder Width 19” wide
Inseam 30”
Gloves: Burton AK Clutch Mit
Helmet
: Smith Method Helmet
Goggles: Smith 4D Mag

Fit

The Skyline 3L Fuse Jacket fits me really well. I’ve never had a jacket feel like this. It doesn’t seem to have any special articulation to give a flattering look, but it does.

Construction

The seams are flawless. I don’t see a single error throughout the jacket. The 100D outer material is thick and has a mostly slick but slightly coarse feel to it that doesn’t hold wet snow to it. It feels like it won’t rip if I snag it on a branch.

Waterproofing/Windproofing/Breathability

The Skyline Fuse 3L Jacket Waterproofing

I have this for extended testing, so time will tell for sure, but so far, this has exceptional waterproofing. I took this out when it was pissing rain in town, and it just beaded up and slid right off. On a snowy, windy day at the mountain, it blocked the wind exceptionally well, and felt like I was wearing Gore-Tex.

From what I understand the Skyline 3L Fuse Jacket has a PTFE/Teflon layer very similar to Gore-Tex Pro. That makes sense because it has that same loud, crinkly feel as my other Gore-Tex Pro outerwear. It’s a unique sound that I’ve only heard with Gore-Tex Pro.

Hood/Helmet Compatibility

Fully helmet compatible. The contoured hood fits so well around my face and goggles. I find that contoured hoods block wind and weather out much better than articulating hoods. The collar still stands up well for not being articulated.

Cuff/Glove Compatibility

The Skyline Fuse 3L Jacket Cuffs

There is a very unique cuff with no Velcro strap tightening system. It just slides over the glove and you don’t get snow stuck to the Velcro. I thought I wouldn’t like this but it didn’t even bother me on the mtn. I think those who like cuff adjustability or ride with their gloves over the cuff might not like this. Since I use this just for the Mtn I found it worked well because I always have my gloves under the cuff.

Pit Zips

Pit Zips

The Skyline 3L Fuse Jacket has a very short pit zip but it doesn’t let snow in as much as most big pit zips do. It doesn’t go all the way up through the pit but it’s very easy to open and close.

Pockets

The pocket system of the Skyline 3L Fuse Jacket has 4 big outer pockets overlapped and 2 small pockets inside. The outer pockets are 100% backpack-compatible and are huge. Each side has two overlapped pockets. The 2 inner pockets can carry skins and the two outer pockets are the same size. I wish the stash pocket on one side was bigger to carry a large phone.

Powder Skirt

Fixed and very light with buttons to attach to the Fase 3L Pant. I like this system better than other hook-style jacket-to-pant interfaces and almost as much as Volcom’s proprietary zip tech.

Conclusion

So it’s strange how things work out. I had my heart set on getting a blue Burton 3L Gore-Tex Pro Tusk Jacket in Jake blue, but my marketing contact left Burton and I haven’t found a new one. At the same time, Skyline reached out to me about testing this 3L Fuse Jacket and I actually prefer this more. So I guess luck happens occasionally to snowboard gear polyamorists.

 
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