Like the comfortable yet high-tech one-piece an astronaut wears as he hovers above the earth, the Airblaster Freedom Suit will take you to places beyond your wildest dreams, but it will keep you as comfy as if you were reading a mystery novel and lazily sipping Chamomile on your bear-skin rug. And, while you don't have to be overly concerned about aliens and scorching-hot space rocks slipping into your trousers, you do ride with the constant threat of snowballs if you're still wearing the antiquated jacket-and-pant setup. Step into the future where we all wear jump-suits. Proof? Check out ANY sci-fi TV show set in the future.
The Freedom Suit is made with tough nylon. Not only will you enjoy the admiring glances of hundreds of potential mates, you'll also enjoy the shell's waterproofing and breathability that protect you from snow and clamminess. Fully taped seams eliminate typical weak spots, and internal boot gaiters with lace hooks keep snow from finding its way into your pant legs. The Freedom Suit is also equipped with zippered underarm vents and zippered, mesh-lined leg vents that allow you to dump heat in a hurry if you need to. At this point, you're probably thinking, "This suit is astonishing, but what if I have to poop?" The folks at Airblaster also poop, so they included a 350-degree waist zipper that makes potty-time a good time, every time. There's also a zippered fly so you can write your name in the snow in a hurry and get the hell out of there. Welcome to the future.
|Breathability Rating:||10,000 g/m|
|Fit:||Classic fit through the top and boot cut fit through the pants|
|Pockets:||2 front pockets, 1 pass pocket and 2 side pockets|
|Seam Sealing:||Fully taped|
|Vents:||Mesh-lined vents under arms and inner thigh|
|Waterproof Rating:||10,000 mm|
|Zipper:||Circumferential waist zipper|
Just picked up this jacket in a size small in black. I'm a 5'1, 125lb girl and I've heard that the women's freedom suit fits a little strange and that I should just size down in a mens, thats exactly what I did and I'm so glad.
I like my stuff a little baggy, so this fit is perfect for me. For anyone else that likes normal sizing and they are small like me, xs is your best bet. The quality is amazing, the fabric is not stiff at all, very soft and comfortable. I haven't been able to take it out yet but it seems like it's a little more burly than just a shell, I think just a good first layer and I'd be warm on the coldest days.
I ordered this suit for my husband. He loves it. He can't wait for snow to start falling so he can wear it on the mountain. He fully expects everyone to be jealous of his hip, new snow gear. Why aren't we all wearing one-piece suits? I'm thinking about buying one for myself now if they make them in women's.
Great one piece, however it is only a shell and should be worn with a ninja suit or enough layers to keep you warm. Sizing seems to run large for me (but I'm also an XS). There are plenty of pockets for gear, and works great with the Ruroc helmet pictured (the hood fits over most helmets).
I love this suit. I just ordered my 4th one - but there's the problem. The thing is built like crap. The seams fall apart, it rips very easily, the Velcro comes off. The only reason I buy these is because Backcountry stands behind them (Airblaster won't - they know it's cheap). But enough ranting, here's what I love:
Very waterproof / windproof
Boot gaiters and wrist gaiters
Zippers don't leak
Hood fits over helmet
Non-insulated (easy to layer beneath)
Tons of pockets
Middle zipper rarely breaks and allows easy access (bathroom)
Convenient front pass pocket (window sort of sucks though)
BTW: I'm 6'3" 175 lbs and I like the XL. Large works but it gets tight on the shoulders when sitting down sometimes (it's a 1 piece problem)