ThirtyTwo BLYTHE Jacket Review (2015-2016)
Jacket Reviewed: Tangerine Size Large (Scott Stevens Signature Color)
Rider specs: 5’9′ chest 40″ (I like my jacket to fit loose)
- Slouch Fit Jacket description from 32: a slightly narrower body with an off the shoulder seam for that classic stylish look.
- Lightweight matte face 100% Nylon Micro Canvas
- 10k Waterproofing / 10k Breathability
- Color blocked 2L shell with Level 2 3D fleece lining system and tons of pockets.
- Fully Tapered Seams
- Helmet Compatible Adjustable Hood
- Cuff Gaiters
- Mesh Lined Vents
- Pass Pocket
- Media Pocket
- Internal Goggle (large pocket)
- Waist Gaiter
Snowboarding, Snow Sports
A lighter weight jacket for layering, keeping warm on cold days when you need it.
Review Date: October – December 2015
I’m a bit biased as I’m a big fan of 32’s product from boots to outerwear, I like their stuff! The Blythe Jacket fits well within their product line and comes in 2 colors options; Tangerine and Camo (this review is based on the Tangerine Color). With a slightly narrower body and longer “slouch fit” (34″) which is meant to represent a throwback 90’s outerwear style. The ligthweight fleece lining runs along the back, chest and fully through the sleeves of the jacket. The hood is fully adjustable and easily fits over your helmet with the jacket fully zipped. Speaking of fully zipped, the 32 “Breath Channel” allows you to breathe easily and pushes air away from your face and goggles which works well to reduce unwanted goggle fogging or moisture build up on your face when the jacket is fully zipped or your hood is over your helmet for extra warmth on those frigid lift rides.
This jacket is 100% Nylon Micro Canvas, I am not familiar with this material, however the Blythe is very lightweight and the level of warmth in the 3D Fleece lining system has kept me toasty on some of Colorado’s coldest days. It’s 10K waterproofing and 10K breathability will allow it to go the distance in almost any weather conditions you can throw at it, and when it’s warm the pit zips allow you to dump heat and cool off. This jacket is fairly stain proof as well, I had the unfortunate experience of falling on a rail (it happens!) at A-Basin early season and had some green paint end up on my jacket, I was able to use warm water and a towel to remove the dreaded green stain with ease! There are eight pockets (including the media pocket and forearm pass pocket) on the Blythe, ample storage for whatever you want to bring with you. The waist gater is attached on this jacket, which I don’t mind, and it has a slight drop tail fit to keep your butt covered. Layering in this jacket is Ok, I found that the lining is a bit tight in the arms at first when pulling more than one layer through (like a thermal and a sweater) but once you’ve got the jacket on with a few adjustments it’s a solid fit. All in all this jacket will keep you carefree and festive all season long!
- Great Throwback look and fit
- longer length
- Provides excellent warmth in cold conditions
- Cleans easily
- Packs well
- Ample Pockets
- layers can bunch up in the arm area due to the linning, however this is easily fixed when the jacket is on and extending arms with layers held tight at the wrist.
|Price:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Performance:||(4.8 / 5)|
|Design:||(4.8 / 5)|
|Overall:||(4.5 / 5)|