Thirtytwo Bronson Jacket Review

Thirtytwo Bronson Jacket (2017-2018) Review:

Jacket Reviewed: Black Thirtytwo Bronson Jacket
Rider specs: 5’9″ 175 lbs jacket size: Large
Intended Use: Snowboarding, Snow Sports

Recommended for:
Anyone looking for a workwear inspired jacket with light insulation for most winter conditions.

Product Details:
A workwear inspired jacket with 10K waterproofing and breathability that can be used with layers on colder days, this is a great jacket to use during the winter it will be very warm if used on most spring days.

Details From Thirtytwo:

Fit: mid fit
Fabric: 10K/10K ranch jacket styling. Workwear inspired 100% Nylon flat finish directional stretch heavy twill for high abrasion durability.

Tech Features:

Fully Taped Seams
Snap Lock Jacket to Pant
32 Repel 2-Layer Shell
Zip-Out Stretch Waist Gaiter
Adjustable Cuff Closures
Mesh Lined Vents
Brushed Tricot Lined Handwarmer Pockets
Media Pockets
Sleeve Pass Pocket

Review Date: January – March 2018 in Colorado

Review:

Never stopping the pursuit of rider driven outerwear, the Bronson Jacket from Thirtytwo delivers. The Bronson jacket incorporates a sherpa lined hood with rugged twill on the outside and Thirtytwo’s classic orange paneled light insulation (40GM body and 40GM sleeves)on the inside where it counts.

The Bronson is a timeless jacket that you’ll be able to wear for many seasons. The Bronson is in Thirtytwo’s mid fit collection which gives you a bit of room to layer and a little extra length so you can

keep your butt warm on those chilly chairlift rides up the mountain. I found this jacket to be really comfortable on most days, with insulation it’s a bit on the heavier side, but it’s built to take on most of the elements while you’re riding. The YKK zippers are extremely durable and easy to zip, full length pit zips to dump heat when you need to, and you’ve got ample storage! Two large hip (zip) pockets and 2 (button and velcro) chest pockets and an internal media storage pocket or whatever you’d like to keep out of the elements. It does come with a pass pocket on the left sleeve, but I never use that. Overall great storage options for a jacket in the $200 range.

This 10K/10K breathability/waterproofing is good for most conditions in Colorado and most other drier climates. If you’re in the Pacific Northwest you may want to look for another jacket that can handle the rain and wet snow, otherwise this jacket looks and performs great for most winter days.With light insulation on the Bronson, I would recommend using a different jacket during warmer days, as it will get really toasty once you’re over 40 degrees Fahrenheit. I appreciate that this jacket does not have wrist gatters, that’s a personal choice but I felt it was a good choice for the riding I do, thanks Thirtytwo!

If you’re looking for a jacket you can wear and layer a little, on the coldest days, or not at all on most days with a workwear inspired look the Bronson Jacket from Thirtytwo will do a great job as your winter workhorse. Once spring arrives transition over to a shell or a hoody to finish out the season.

Pros

  • Sherpa Lined Hood provides good warmth, and fits over a helmet
  • Good fit, room to layer and extra length to keep snow out
  • Good storage
  • Snap buttons over the zipper provide for extra wind/snow protection
  • 10K Waterproofing/Breathability works in most conditions
  • Minimalist Workwear style for riding

Cons

  • somewhat heavy
  • You’ll need to transition over to a lighter jacket in the spring
Price: (4.0 / 5)
Performance: (4.0 / 5)
Design: (4.3 / 5)
Overall: (4.1 / 5)

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