Snowboarding season is upon us. Luckily we have a “Dope” collection to share with you… see what I did there ūüėČ While we are familiar with the Dope brand here at Busted Wallet, this is our first actual review that will cover their Blizzard Jacket, Notorious B.I.B, and their Ace Ski Glove. I’m happy to report that each item exceeded our expectation in both functionality and design.

Blizzard Jacket

This jacket seamlessly combines functionality with a sleek design, making it a standout choice for any avid snowboarder.

Design and Style (5/5):¬†The Blizzard jacket comes in a variety of colors and pattern options. I went with the black option for a classic yet versatile look, which easily pairs with any snowboarding ensemble. The fit is just right, providing enough room for movement without feeling bulky. Unlike traditional jackets that have a main front zipper, this jacket is a pull over type that you slip on like your favorite hoodie. The attention to detail in the design is evident, from the strategically placed pockets to the stylish logo accents. The Storm Guard Hood is helmet-compatible and has a front and rear drawstring adjustment to get the perfect fit. The front guard adds another level of protection from the cold and can easily fold up when you need it and down when you need some fresh air. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or just exploring a winter wonderland, this jacket makes a statement.

Durability and Weather Resistance(5/5): The Blizzard jacket has proven to be durable and able to withstand the harsh conditions of snowboarding. The outer shell is water-resistant, keeping you dry during unexpected snowfall or light rain. Additionally, the jacket provides ample insulation without compromising breathability. It strikes a perfect balance between protection and comfort.

Functionality(4/5): One of the standout features of this jacket is its practicality. The multiple pockets, including a convenient pass pocket on the sleeve, offer plenty of storage space for essentials like keys, phone, and snacks. The adjustable cuffs and hem allow for a customized fit, preventing cold air from sneaking in. The well-designed Underarm Vents are accessible using the zippers and comes in handy during intense rides.

Comfort(4/5): Comfort is paramount when it comes to a snowboarding jacket, and the Blizzard doesn’t disappoint. The interior lining is soft and cozy, making it a pleasure to wear for extended periods. The articulated sleeves enhance freedom of movement, allowing for a full range of motion on the slopes. It’s clear that the designers at Dope understand the importance of both style and comfort in active outerwear.

Overall Impressions: The¬†Blizzard¬†men’s snowboarding jacket from Dope exceeds expectations in terms of style, functionality, and durability (especially for the cost). It’s a reliable companion for any snowboarding adventure, offering the perfect blend of performance and fashion. Whether you’re a seasoned snowboarder or a casual winter explorer, this jacket is a worthy investment for those who appreciate quality and style in their outdoor gear.

Buy Now: $189.00 or to learn more, check out: www.dopesnow.com

Notorious B.I.B

The Dope Men’s Notorious B.I.B Snowboarding Pants have become an essential part of my winter arsenal, combining fashion-forward design with unbeatable functionality.

Design and Style (5/5): The Notorious B.I.B pants from Dope boast a bold and stylish design that stands out on the slopes. The attention to detail is evident in the carefully curated colorways and the iconic logo placements. The fit adds a modern touch without sacrificing freedom of movement, making these pants as suitable for après-ski as they are for tearing up the powder.

Durability (5/5): Constructed with high-quality materials, these pants are built to withstand the rigors of snowboarding. The outer shell is not only waterproof but also resistant to tears and abrasions. The reinforced knees and seat add an extra layer of durability, providing confidence that these pants will hold up to the demands of aggressive riding and regular use.

Functionality (5/5): The functionality of the Notorious B.I.B pants is where they truly shine. The Elasticated Snow Gaiters ensure a snug fit that provides an extra layer of snow protection while the¬† Zippered Gusseted Hems allow for easy access to your boots. The ventilation zippers allow for temperature regulation during intense sessions, and the articulated knees provide unrestricted movement. The Snapper-Adjustable Waist can help tighten up any extra side material, while the Built-in Adjustable Suspenders help tighten up the length. There’s also two Side Zippers, making it super simple to get in and out of the B.I.B. The inclusion of ample pockets, including a dedicated pass pocket, adds a practical touch to these stylish pants.

Comfort and Insulation (4/5): Comfort is paramount when spending extended periods on the mountain, and these pants deliver. The inner lining is not only soft against the skin but also provides effective insulation. I’ve stayed comfortably warm in freezing temperatures, and the breathability ensures that I don’t overheat during more strenuous rides.

Overall Impressions: The Dope Men’s Notorious B.I.B Snowboarding Pants are a true standout in the world of snowboarding apparel. Combining eye-catching style with robust functionality, these pants offer the perfect balance for riders who demand both performance and aesthetics. Whether you’re navigating challenging terrain or simply enjoying the winter wonderland, these pants will keep you looking fresh and feeling comfortable. Dope has once again proven its commitment to quality and style, making the Notorious B.I.B pants a must-have for any snowboarding enthusiast seeking the perfect blend of fashion and function.

Buy Now: $219.00 or to learn more, check out: www.dopesnow.com

ACE Ski Gloves

The Dope ACE Ski Gloves are an excellent choice for those that want comfort, warmth, and protection without breaking the bank.

Design and Construction (4/5): The ACE Ski Gloves from Dope boast a sleek and functional design that immediately caught my attention. The combination of high-quality materials and thoughtful construction is evident, with a durable outer shell that repels moisture and shields against harsh winds. The gloves are thoughtfully insulated without compromising flexibility, providing a perfect balance between warmth and maneuverability.

Insulation and Warmth (5/5): These gloves excel in keeping hands warm, even in frigid conditions. The insulation is distributed strategically to maintain optimal warmth. I’ve experienced no numbness or discomfort during prolonged exposure to cold temperatures, a testament to the effectiveness of the ACE Ski Gloves.

Durability and Weather Resistance (5/5): Constructed with durability in mind, these gloves have withstood the rigors of both groomed trails and backcountry adventures. The waterproof and windproof features along with the reinforced palms and fingers enhance the gloves’ longevity and protection, making them a reliable choice for season after season of snowboarding.

Fit and Comfort (4/5): The fit of the ACE Ski Gloves is excellent. The gloves strike a balance between a snug fit and the flexibility needed for precise movements on the slopes. The soft lining adds a touch of comfort, making these gloves suitable for extended wear without causing any discomfort or irritation.

Additional Features (4/5):¬†The safety wrist straps built into each glove is great to ensure you don’t drop or lose your glove if you take it off while riding or on the chairlift. However, one feature that is missing is the¬†touch-screen compatibility when using your smart phone.

Overall Impressions: The Dope ACE Ski Gloves has solid design and functionality, delivering a superior skiing experience in every aspect. From the thoughtful construction to the warm insulation, these gloves have become my go-to choice for conquering the slopes. If you’re in search of gloves that seamlessly blend performance, durability, and comfort, the ACE Ski Gloves should be at the top of your list.

Buy Now: $65.00 or to learn more, check out: www.dopesnow.com

Dope Snowboarding Men's Collection Review
Blizzard Jacket9.5
Notorious B.I.B9.8
ACE Ski Gloves9.3
9.5Excellent
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