So how do you feel about pockets? Are you for ’em? Against ’em? Or are you pocket neutral?
I happen to really like pockets, at least in ski jackets. Must be because of all the crap I carry. Let’s see….what do I have in here [rummage, rummage]….my license, a credit card, tea bags, SkiDiva stickers, an energy bar, handwarmers, my phone — you know, the essentials. Plus I need a place to stash stuff, as the day goes on. What if my glove liners come off? My gaiter? I need the r-o-o-o-o-o-m.
I can’t help but think I’m not alone. Skiing is a pretty equipment-intense sport. You need lots of things, so you have to have a place to put them..
But all jacket manufacturers don’t seem to feel that way. Because when I recently went jacket shopping, I was shocked to learn that some jackets have hardly any pockets at all.
Case in point: I found a jacket I totally fell in love with. Great fit, beautiful color, good wind and water resistance, right amount of insulation. But — it only had two hand pockets. None on the inside at all. This wasn’t a crappy piece of merchandise, either. It was a $330. jacket made by TheNorthFace (yes, it was on sale). Did I get it? No. And yes, the pockets were the deal breaker.
It’s a matter of functionality. Yes, of course I want to look good. And I can appreciate that a designer might feel that an extra pocket could interrupt the flow of design, the way the jacket hangs on the body, the way it looks.
All I have to say is, this designer must be someone who doesn’t ski.
I don’t think I’m asking for too much. But if you want to get into my pocket, first you gotta give me some pockets. Case closed.
Agreed….I found a Spyder jacket 3 years ago that I love that has 6 pockets plus a goggle pocket. It was an exclusive design for a ski resort and was not available anywhere else. I so wish I could have gotten it in another color, but I got it on sale at the end of the season. I have many other jackets, but I am a pack mule when I ski!! It is so hard to find that perfect jacket!!
I, too love pockets! My ski jacket’s pockets are always crammed with “essentials.” My packed pockets sometimes make me look fat! But I don’t care. Yes, a jacket with minimal pockets would be a deal-breaker for me too.
Pockets pockets pockets. Absolutely won’t buy a jacket without more than hand pockets on the outside plus generous inside pockets. My favorite pocket on my current jacket is a small zippered pocket on the sleeve–perfect for little things that should never be lost like KEYS! An arm pocket doesn’t get used on the fly, so the keys are safe in there all day, never disturbed. My main inner pocket is big, but it just happens to be right over the chest, which makes it uncomfortable if I need to stuff gloves or goggles in it. So, now I’m even getting stingy about WHERE all those pockets should be!
i am slightly fond of siwnhog off my curves, meaning i do often like to wear pants that are a bit on the tighter side. it looks rediculous if i put my cell phone in there, cause ive got smooth jeans then all the sudden a big ol lump where my phone is! not flattering. so no, im cool with purses actually
Gosh, yes, pockets are crucial – there are still jackets on sale without a sleeve pocket for your ski pass smart card. Unbelievable!!
My new jacket from Poivre Blanc has this plus four outside pockets big enough for
hankies, lipsalve, sunblock, piste map, spare lenses, glove liners, chocolate, etc.
and inside pockets for wallet, phone, glasses, keys. And it keeps me warm!!