Spindrift roars, wind howls, the summit calls. A balance between weight, durability and protection, our new waterproof/breathable Galvanized Jacket delivers in the alpine, with a supple, robust 3-layer H2No® polyester/spandex stretch-woven fabric, with DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Yet like many learned alpinist, it’s soft on the inside, in this case due to a jersey-knit backer that wicks moisture and maintains an amazing level of internal comfort. The engineered pattern eliminates all seaming across the shoulders and back, resulting in zero abrasion points and unprecedented stretch (read: happy place). The Optimal Visibility Hood works with any helmet or without, and adjusts with a single-pull Cohaesive® embedded cord-lock system. The handwarmer pockets ride high, above the harness line, and close with watertight zippers, as does the exterior chest pocket. A minimal hook-and-loop closure secures the cuffs, while thumb loops and polyurethane inner cuffs further eliminate gaps and maintain a seal. The hem cord locks adjust easily with one hand, and the center-front zip has an interior storm flap and non-chafing zipper garage.