Interchange, that means it’s three jackets in one. Zip them together and you’ve got a super warm, all-mountain jacket that’s fully seam-sealed, waterproof and insulated. Wear the shell in the spring rains and then wear the liner in the fall chill as you eagerly await a new winter of festive, winter recreation.
Lhotse II Interchange Jacket - by Francis from WI
I was looking for a warm winter jacket`;` one that was also not too bulky. This jacket fits the bill, as well as my lean build. It has most of the minimum features I like, including a snug but not constricting collar arrangement, and secure drawstrings on the hood and bottom. Many of these features are lacking in other products in this jackets price range. Perhaps the most interesting feature is the aluminumized fabric on the inside of the inner jacket - this is old tech from the early space program - and I think it helps to reflect body heat back. The only thing I was concerned about was the lack of knit cuffs on the sleeves, but cold air sneaking up hasnt been an issue. With an additional fleece jacket underneath, I went shoeshoeing for an hour in 0-degree F still-air temps and was very comfortable. Its a keeper.