The Womens Scimitar Jacket from Arc'teryx is lightweight, waterproof, breathable, extremely durable and packable, all great features for big backcountry adventures in variable weather.The Gore-Tex Pro fabric offers the best protection in both waterproofing and durability whilst also being highly breathable. If you find you are working hard and you feel the jacket can't keep up there are pit zips which allow you to rapidly dump any excess heat buildup and create a flow of fresh air whilst still being protected from the elements.The full length main zip is water resistant to keep most of the weather on the outside of the jacket. The pockets also have water resistant zips, though these will keep most of the weather out, they are not waterproof so it is important to remember not to put anything that can be damaged by moisture in here.The StormHood is fully adjustable and helmet compatible with a laminated brim for great coverage without restricting movement or visibility. The cut of the jacket is also excellent at providing full freedom of movement without restriction. The gusseted underarms ensure there is no lift at the hem when you lift and move your arms and the elbows are preshaped for extra comfort. The snowskirt has gripper elastic to reduce movement and ensure no stray powder can get inside the jacket while Slide'n'Loc snap closures enable the jacket to be fasted to compatible ski pants for extra security.An excellent jacket for those who like to push their limits in difficult conditions.