You want to forget about freezing chairlift rides, lodge breaks to warm up in, and endless bulky layers. Plus, you've booked a room on a cruise to Antarctica, which is hardly known for its sunny beaches and mild climates. With the Arc'teryx Andessa Insulated Jacket, you can ski all winter long in luxurious warmth and take that same cozy coat with you on the cruise to stay warm when you're watching polar bears and spying on penguins. The aggressive warmth that the jacket provides comes from 750 fill European goose down and Coreloft insulation. Coreloft is placed in areas that are more prone to moisture such as along the hem, hood, and underarms as unlike down insulation, Coreloft retains its thermal properties when wet ensuring that you'll stay warm even if you work up a sweat or take a few tumbles in the snow. The Gore-Tex membrane, DWR treated face fabric, and fully sealed seams ensure that you'll stay completely dry and protected from the wind as you plow through powder or explore a windy glacier. Even though this jacket only weighs in at under a pound, Arc'teryx didn't skimp on the features. To ensure you can move around freely on the slopes or on the deck, e3D patterning works with gusseted underarms and articulated patterning so you aren't restricted or the fabric doesn't tug when you reach up for a high pole plant. When you've really worked up a sweat, because deep powder is a workout, underarm vents open to dump excess heat so you won't get too sweaty. If on the lifts, or on when scouting for penguins, the wind decides to pick up, throw on the helmet compatible DropHood without losing your peripheral vision. After a few runs on the resort, a powder skirt snaps back when you're enjoying a post-powder beverage and comes off entirely for your cruise.
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