L1 Outerwear 2008-2009
16 May, 2008
I checked out L1 outerwear briefly at SIA. It’s the outerwear company owned by the same folks as Nitro and Raiden. I thought it was a nice breathe of fresh air…because they kept with the dark colors and not going into the retro neon 80’s/90’s look like some other companies. They definitely keep it more upscale in terms of how a jacket/pants look.
I got to see a lot of the jackets in person during my trip to the Nitro office and try on a couple, I ended up taking home the Breakdown jacket in purple and black. I’m not one to be very fashionable, I grew up in Washington where you know waterproof mm ratings over what looks good on you.
So far I’ve spent 4 days on snow with the jacket and definitely some cool features. The gold print lining is amazing, it makes it feel like I’m wearing a super nice jacket but on-snow. The wrist gators are super warm and comfortable. My favorite part of the jacket is the “live to ride” embroidery on the cuffs. I wear music and the features definitely help you with listening to music in your jacket. Since I live in CO now I can get away with 5,000mm on that jacket with no problem. I’m still getting used to the jacket but so far it’s been fun to rock on the mountain.
I have more information on each jacket, the features, ratings and sizes so just ask if you need more info on a certain one.
The Limited Collection
The Legacy Collection
Shotgun Blues Pant
Chinese Rocks Jacket
Four Horseman Pant