Who makes the shell parka I want?

Kneale Brownson

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My 14-year-old DNA shell is relegated to car repairs. My 6-year-old Marker shell is faded and developing fabric failures (holes from ski edges). I need a new shell that:

1. Is breathable.
2. Has two goggle pockets and a back pocket.
3. Has a two-way zipper (I'm short and wide, so I need to unzip the bottom in order to sit down).
4. I brightly colored.
 
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Looks like they lack two-way zippers and back pockets. I've asked them about these features.
 

Brian Finch

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They've certainly got 2 way zippers.

What's a back pocket?! Pocket toward the back?
 
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Yeah, they responded about zippers (yes) AND back pockets (no), which are small-of-the-back pockets good for things like overgloves and cat tracks. Both my DNA and the Marker have them, as well as our HH uniforms
 

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The back pocket in a shell could be tough. You're talking about a pocket like hunting jackets have for birds? I've seen it in a Spyder. Is not a shell though, more of a lined shell. No two goggle pockets either. Not sure why, they had the space.

Back pocket:
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As I said, my two shells have the rear pocket. They are a bit of a problem to open/close for an old guy with stiff joints, but I manage. The Spyder ones I've seen are a shorter zipper, so I presume an even smaller space.
 

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As much as I liked the back pockets in my coaching uniforms I don't think they ever caught on in models meant for the general public.
 

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The back pocket in a shell could be tough.
Almost sounds like a cycling shell.

Anyway, the Descente Swiss Jacket has the back pocket but misses out on the double zipper and is questionable on the goggle pockets.
 

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I was laughing too. The skin pouch will hold a 2 liter platypus and some snacks.
 

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Oh, it's a skin pouch. I thought it was a fanny pack. Which is actually not the worst solution, although I guess it's not so fashionable.
 

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Giving up on a ready-made product that meets my desired features, so now we're looking for a goretex fabric my wife can sew into a copy of my beloved DNA shell.
 

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Some things apparently don't exist. Like insulated women's ski bibs.
 
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