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Despite the cold, or maybe even because of it, mountains often seem more appealing in winter. Whether it’s skiing or snowboarding on and off-piste, or even winter mountaineering, with these jackets you won’t get caught out.

3rd January, 2009

Marmot Troll Wall

From back-country skiing to winter mountaineering, Marmot’s Troll Wall (€450) is a jacket to be reckoned with which boasts great attention to detail. It offers a high degree of movement while providing excellent protection from the elements of either rain or snow, thanks to the high-end Gore-Tex Pro Shell material.

Other features include a helmet-compatible hood that fits superbly with or without a helmet, a very neat storm flap over...

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