$349.95 60% off
There are softshells and hardshells and then there's the Outdoor Research Women's Skyward Jacket; a soft hardshell suitable for skinning up steep backcountry terrain and skiing down said steeps in deep snow. Outdoor Research's lightweight and thin three-layer AscentShell construction assures reliable waterproofing for snowy conditions and it provides outstanding breathability that's air permeable to keep you comfortably cool when you work up a sweat. A jacket this breathable might lead you to believe that it actually isn't that waterproof but Outdoor Research taped the jacket's seams to prevent a single snowflake from seeping through. Just in case the fabric's air permeable nature isn't enough for you the Skyward's long hem-to-underarm TorsoFlo ventilation system assures ample airflow. The hood adjusts over beanies on the skinner and it slides over helmets with ease. In case your skins freeze the internal Shove-It pockets warm them up on the ride down for the next hike up.