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Ski Style: Chic and Cheap, Mobius

Evolution
By Megan Henry
posted: 10/03/1999

Last season we highlighted the best ski jackets available for $299 and less in the October Style department. Though much of the response was excellent, there were quite a few readers who felt that $299 was still too much to pay for a ski jacket. "I could outfit myself and three daughters for less than the price of one parka reviewed in your magazine," wrote a dismayed father from California.

So we went hunting for even greater values and found some fantastic options for as low as $100. Here are six of our picks, ranging from lightweight shells to fully insulated jackets, all affordably priced at $199 or less.

Mobius apparel is perhaps best known for its "multiple layering systems," which allow wearers to zip in compatible components such as fleece and down jackets. The Jasper Jacket ($175) features fully sealed seams, a fleece-lined collar, a powder cuff, a radio pocket and a drawcord waist. The shoulders and cuffs are reinforced to protect against the wear-and-tear of toting equipment. The hood can be stowed in the collar or removed, and both the shell and pockets are mesh-lined for wicking away moisture.
Mobius (204) 786-2421; website not available

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