AI Riders On The Storm hooded down jacket keeps your face warm
By Dave LeClair
October 18, 2012
For those in the Northern Hemisphere winter is coming, and with it, all kinds of interesting and creative jackets that are ready to keep you warm. This hooded down jacket certainly takes the title of most interesting looking jacket we've seen for a while. It has a built-in goggle system that covers your whole head and face, keeping your upper body completely shielded from the elements.
The non-detachable hood has air holes over your nose and ears. Obviously, you're trying to keep warm, not suffocate and go deaf. The jacket, designed by John Bean of AI Riders On The Storm, has a removable pom-pom, so if that's not really your style you can yank it off. That might actually make you look more like a bank robber though.
The goggle portion of the jacket features interchangeable lenses, so if the dark color that comes with it doesn't work for you, you can ditch them in favor of something that suits your style a little better. The jacket itself comes in two color patterns; black/silver and olive/orange.
The jacket features a quilted down feather lining to keep you warm on even the most bitterly cold days. It has two zippered pockets inside and straps at the cuffs to keep air out. It retails for US$424 and comes in Italian sizes 46, 50, and 52.