Spyder Men's Leader Jacket

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Spyder Leader Jacket -

The new Spyder Men's Leader Jacket is stacked to the max with technical features designed to adapt to the best and worst of winter conditions. A perennially popular Spyder jacket, bold mechanical blocking and custom-embossed nylon taffeta lining, not to mention wicked waterproofing, keep this jacket far in front of the snow-sport crowd. Don't feel guilty; there's nothing wrong with always being the first one to get to the bottom (or the first in the lift line).

Spiders are crafty, even when they aren't trying to save pet pigs. It's only logical the Spyder engineers took soft and flexible stretch polyester fabric and turned it into a storm-stomping piece of waterproof, breathable protection. Xt.L 20K/20K laminate won't let a sideways snowstorm or brutal bootpack take you down. Dry is good when exposed to the elements, but warm and dry is better. Two grades of Thinsulate Insulation with Extra Warmth keep the Leader looking like it means business instead of just another puffed up jacket.

Interior stretch cuffs with thumb loops keep the sleeves in place and warm your wrists. Both the hood and powder skirt come off when you're leading the troops to town for apres-ski drinks, or when you're shoveling your seemingly endless driveway. The internal goggle pocket gives you eye-wear options if the day starts out snowy and finishes sunny. An included chamois goggle wipe gives you high visibility for your free-riding fun, and the sleeve pocket readily holds emergency (beer) cash.


  • Thinsulate Extra Warmth insulation has extra loft for more warmth
  • Thinsulate Insulation with Extra Warmth (80g/100g, sleeve/body)

Weather and Wind:

  • Xt.L laminate (20K/20K), fully taped seams
  • Spylon™ DWR repels water and liquid stains
  • Removable powder skirt keeps snow from getting up inside
  • Waterproof main zipper to prevent seepage
  • Fully taped seams prevent moisture from seeping inside
  • Stretch inner thumbhole wrist cuffs keep out cold air
  • Waterproof two-way center front zipper
  • Waterproof hand pocket zippers keep contents dry


  • Back zippered pocket is great place for trail map
  • 2 zippered hand pockets keep fingers warm
  • Internal zippered pocket and goggle pocket for secure storage


  • Velcro adjustable cuffs fit around gloves to keep out snow


  • Stretch polyester oxford face fabric, DWR finish
  • Hem drawcord cinches to seal out cold air


  • Removable helmet compatible hood with adjustable opening
  • Removable adjustable hood for weather protection


  • Underarm vents open to release excess heat
  • Core ventilation system


  • Zippered data card pocket on sleeve holds lift pass


  • Snap back feature holds powder skirt away when not in use
  • Anti-abrasion brushed metal overlay film
  • Removable powder skirt with stretch panel
  • Interior stretch cuffs with thumb holes
  • Chamois lens wipe

The Spyder Leader Insulated Ski Jacket is one of the best-selling men's ski jackets around. This coat has aggressive styling and technical prowess that's super reliable. If you want to be able to ski in any conditions, the Leader Jacket's 20K waterproof fabric will keep you dry. Thinsulate Extra Warmth insulation provides even more warmth while maintaining that light and low-profile feel that Thinsulate is know for. Waterproof chest and hand pockets keep important gear dry, and internal pockets hold loads of gear. The Leader Jacket also has one of Spyder's coolest features. There's actually an anti-abrasion overlay on the fabric that protects against scuffs and scrapes. It keeps your jacket looking new even after a tight run in the trees.

The Spyder Leader Jacket for men is the best selling jacket of the Quest series. The Leader Jacket by Spyder offers a wide array of color options with bold blocking. This great jacket comes with a helmet compatible removable hood, fully taped seams, waterproof front zipper, core ventilation system, waterproof zippers on hand and chest pockets, removable powder skirt with snap back feature and adjustable Velcro cuffs. You also get data card pockets, interior stretch cuffs with thumbholes, goggle pocket, internal pocket, adjustable hem with drawcord and chamois. This great jacket was constructed from a polyester Oxford fabric and has a nylon taffeta lining and 3M™ Thinsulate insulation to keep you cozy.

Christy Sports

Spyder Leader Jacket - Men's:  The Spyder Leader Ski Jacket has long reigned as King of the Mountain. Maxing out with 100 grams of 3M Thinsulate Insulation, this bestseller will keep you warm but not constricted. Other features include a removable helmet compatible hood with adjustable opening, full seam taping, anti-abrasion brushed metal overlay film, waterproof two-way center front zipper, waterproof hand and chest pocket zippers, under arm, ventilation system, removable powder skirt with stretch panel, snap back feature holds powder skirt away when not in use, Velcro adjustable cuffs with gussets, interior stretch cuffs with thumb holes, data card pocket, internal zippered pocket, back zippered pocket, internal mesh goggle pocket, drawcord adjustable hem, chamois lens wipe.

Christy Sports (2013)

Spyder Leader Jacket - Men's:  Spyder’s Leader Jacket is a bestselling style with plenty of Spyder brand pride, and this season it features a newly engineered construction.  Also features highly rated waterproof and breathable stretch polyester oxford fabric finished with Spylon™ DWR, fully taped seams, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation, removable helmet compatible hood, anti-abrasion brushed metal overlay film accents, waterproof two-way center front zipper, core ventilation system, removable powder skirt with snap back feature, and an array of functional pockets.

A classic styled jacket with a slew of tech and a revisited new for 2013 interior, the Spyder Leader Jacket shows up again and again because it is a consistent performer. With 20k/20k waterproofing and breathability, you are ensured a dry time on the mountain, and gnar points to boot.

Maxing out with 100 grams of 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation, the Leader Jacket will keep you warm but not constricted. Long live the King of the Mountain!
Fully seam taped.
Hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs with gussets.
Internal zippered pocket.
Internal mesh goggle pocket.
Machine wash cold, line dry.
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Also available for: Boys
Back Length:29 Inches
Battery Heated:No
Body:100% stretch polyester oxford with Xt.L™ 20k/20k Laminate and Spylon+™ DWR.
Breathability:Very High Breathability (>15,001g)
Breathability Rating:20,000g
Cinch Cord Bottom:Yes
Cuff Type:Velcro
Cuffs:Velcro® adjustable cuffs with gussets, Interior stretch cuffs with thumb holes
Exterior Material:Stretch polyester oxford
Fabric Rating:20K Waterproof / 20K Breathable
Fabrics/Materials:Stretch Polyester Oxford with Xt.L™ 20k/20k Laminate and Spylon+™ DWR
Hem:Drawcord adjustable hem
Hood:Removable helmet compatible hood with adjustable opening
Hood Type:Removable
Insulation:Body - 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation with Extra Warmth (100g)
Insulation Type:Synthetic
Insulation Weight:100g
Length:Center back measures 29"
Liner:Lining - Custom Embossed Nylon Taffeta
Lining:100% custom embossed nylon taffeta.
Lining Material:Nylon taffeta lining
Model #:133052019222P
Pit Zip Venting:No
Pockets:Waterproof hand and chest pocket zippers, Data card pocketBack zippered pocket, Internal zippered pocket, Internal mesh goggle pocket
Powder Skirt:Removable powder skirt with stretch panel
Seam Sealed:Fully seam taped
Shell Material:Stretch polyester with Xt.L laminate
Sleeve Length:37 in
Taped Seams:Fully Taped
Ventilation:Core ventilation system
Waterproof:Totally Waterproof (20,000mm+)
Waterproof Rating:20,000mm
Waterproof Zippers:Yes
Wrist Gaiter:Yes
Zipper:Waterproof two-way center front zipper
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Spyder Leader Jacket Reviews:


Great Jacket

Used for mostly inbounds resort skiing and snowboarding. I went with the mantis green (wife and family wanted me wearing something easier to see in adverse conditions and in-case I ever found myself in a tree well or something).

Pros: Excellent fit and mobility, one of the most ergonomically oriented jackets I've ever worn, also the most comfortable. Jacket is both very warm and breathable - not too hot for right around freezing and great with minimal layering down in the teens and single digits. The "Core Vents" are far superior to the typical pit-zips, and I hope all winter jackets adopt this feature soon. Perfectly located pockets, and a great powder skirt. I also love the styling of this jacket.

Cons: The outer material doesn't seem particularly durable - not a great feature when you head into the trees a lot, maybe a little too "soft." I don't find Spyder's water-proofing to be quite as good as comparable Gore-Tex Pro Jackets, good, but not as good. Cost.

Bottom line I love the jacket but wish it were a little more durable and waterproof.
Scott - PNW 12th Man at Skis.com on 02/02/2014
I happen to believe if you can't say something good about someone or something it is best to be quiet! In regards to the Spyder Leader Jacket it is pretty awesome. The Quality and the Comfort of this Jacket are both excellent; the Technology and Design of the jacket are Superior. The cost is up there; but with this Jacket you truly get what your paying for and a little bit more!
Anonymous - customer at Zappos.com on 01/14/2014
I have two. I would like to have the black. They keep increasing the price. It is a great jacket, though. it is the best ski jacket around. The interior cuffs are a bother. They could have been left off. It is hard to get out of the sleeves when they are not in play, but it is hard to get the gloves right when they are.
Brian - customer at Zappos.com on 12/18/2013

I've put this jacket to the test in the elements, kept me dry and looking good. Allowing me to focus on having as much fun as possible! Love this jacket!

Julian Carr at Backcountry.com on 11/01/2013