What are the benefits of the Eider St. Moritz jacket? Our reviewer finds out
The St. Moritz is a really well-insulated jacket aimed at piste skiers. The insulation adds to the bulk and weight, but that’s not such an issue if you’re staying on the pistes. It utilises Eider’s ‘Defender’ four-way stretch fabric to allow for a good range of movement, while at the same time being both waterproof and breathable. The St. Moritz is also body-mapped, using two different weights of Eider’s ‘E-Loft Premium’ synthetic insulation to provide a good warmth to weight ratio.
The jacket’s removable hood is also fully-lined as well as being adjustable, although peripheral vision isn’t great unless you’re wearing it with a hood. Beneath this are two small zippered chest pockets and then larger zippered hand pockets. There are also two internal pockets with zips, one also with an integrated goggle wipe, so there’s no shortage of storage options.
I liked the reinforced fabric on the back of the sleeves, and the large, glove-friendly cuff adjuster, snug wrist gaiters, a powder skirt and adjustable hem all keep out snow and wind effectively. The St. Moritz is a really well-made jacket aimed fairly and squarely at piste skiers, especially those who feel the cold.
FOR Warm, comfortable, lots of nice features.
AGAINST Hood adjustment could be more effective; expensive.