I got to test a similar Maloja Gore-Tex jacket made for mountain biking this summer, but by the time I was set to write the review, it was already sold out. The KlausM featured here is a beefier, shoulder-season and winter version of the one that kept me dry on a multi-day trip deep into some seriously soggy Bitterroot Mountains.
The two things I love best about the Maloja jackets I’ve tried are how well they fit and the incredible, high quality construction. The KausM is a 3-layer Gortex-Pro jacket built for all weather conditions. It’s wind and waterproof, highly breathable, and tough enough for early-season backcountry bushwhacks.
The seams are taped and the snow guard and cuffs with Velcro and gaiters keep powder from blasting its way in. Features include two zipped side pockets, a zipped chest pocket, a zipped pocket for ski passes, adjustable vents under the shoulders, and an adjustable, helmet-fitting hood.
MSRP: $689. Malojaclothing.com