Peak Performance Heli Alpine Jacket
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When a helicopter drops you off and the mountain's your oyster, you need a jacket that balances high-performance protection against the elements with top-notch breathability and free-moving comfort. Meet the Peak Performance Men's Heli Alpine Jacket. This touring-ready Gore Tex Pro shell offers hard-wearing durability for rigorous alpine pursuits, along with top-notch waterproof, windproof protection. Its high-performance breathability is the perfect match for high-intensity backcountry efforts, and its large underarm zippered vents bring in additional fresh air if you're sweating up steep hills or barreling down harrowing runs. The jacket's comfortable fit leaves plenty of room for layering and moving freely, while cutting out excessive bulk that would get in the way of your backpack. Articulated sleeves also facilitate free movement. When you need extra protection in frigid or foul conditions, you can cinch down the hem, tighten the cuffs, and throw the hood over your helmet. The hood is lined with a grippy silicon print that keeps it securely in place over your helmet. The jacket includes a powder skirt that keeps snow out when you're waist-deep in snow, and the powder skirt can be snapped to compatible pants to keep it from riding up. Stay connected with your cohorts by sticking a radio in the large chest pocket complete with an antenna port, and stash your MP3 player and cell phone in the protected internal pockets with cord ports for earphones. Two additional smaller zippered pockets on the chest and sleeve hold other small essentials, and you can stick your hands in the zippered handwarmer pockets while you're taking a break or waiting for your buddies to catch up.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version