Question by customer: Hi -- I LOVE your Maxine puffer, and I was wondering if the hood is big enough to fit over a helmut for skiing? Also, is the jacket partly designed for skiing or is it really more of a "street/weekend" jacket? Thank you!
Answer by designer: I wear Maxine for ski and also as street wear. It has power shield and water repellent fabric, which make it ski ready. This is different from traditional hard shell ski wear. The stitches and relative softer fabric make it less wind proof and less water proof. It's a trade off for comfort and style. Such style seemed to trending up. High end ski brand such as Boegner and Obermeyer are making more such kind of ski wear. It's good for casual skier.
I never thought about putting the hood over helmet! I was a little amused by the idea but I gave it a try, it worked! Seems to be a good idea to give some extra warmth. I don't have a long neck and fur might block the view a little bit. Just a few things to consider.
See attached picture!
(Unfortunately, I can not attach picture here. But I will put it in the blog section and facebook )