The Fusion Shell combines innovative design with modern fabric technology to produce a top-of-the-line snow shell.
It is made with 3-layer plain-weave fabric, which adjusts its level of heat retention and breathability depending on conditions. During times of heavy aerobic activity, the fabric’s membrane opens to allow heat to escape, but during times of inactivity the membrane contracts to maximize heat retention. This technically advanced fabric ensures you are comfortable going down the mountain and warm heading up it.
As for the design, the Fusion offers a variety of mountain-ready features, including an ergonomic fit for extended range of motion, a three-point adjustable hood that’s large enough to fit over a helmet, an interior goggle pocket that wraps comfortably around the side of your torso, and a zipper garage at the collar prevents cold metal from pressing up against the neck. To allow for temperature regulation, the Fusion has been outfitted with extended pit-zip vents that run up the side and underarm. The zippered hand-warmer pockets and two Napoleon chest pockets offer quick exterior storage, while two interior zippered pockets let you keep your valuables close. The Fusion also features anchored bottom-hem adjusters that allow the wearer to cinch the bottom opening.
There is also a removable and adjustable snow skirt, which can be taken off when conditions are mild and put back in once the powder gets deep. In extreme powder conditions, special snapped loops along the back can be directly attached to the Fusion and Apex snow pants.
The Fusion also comes integrated with a RECCO® rescue reflector which can lead snow-patrol rescuers to a buried avalanche victim. In the event of an avalanche, rescue teams shoot an electronic signal into the snow and victims wearing a RECCO® reflector bounce the signal back to a RECCO® detector, guiding the rescuers to their exact location.
|Size & fit||
This jacket is meant to be worn over layers. Model is 6’0” and wearing size 2.