Outdoor Research Skyward II Jacket - Women's

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Outdoor Research Women's Apparel Clothing Skyward II Jacket - Women's Naval Blue/Lapis. The Skyward Jacket and Pants have earned awards and #1 spots on athlete-favorited gear lists but we still saw room for improvement. An updated trimmed-down aesthetic adds versatility suitable for other alpine sports and we've injected even more stretch into the Skyward's face fabric to enhance your range of motion during dynamic activities. Backcountry-specific features and movement-enhancing fabric performance combine for the softest pair of hard shells you've ever trusted.

- CampSaver.com

The Outdoor Research Skyward II women's shell jacket gives the breathability you want with the protection you need with its waterproof, breathable, very lightweight AscentShell(TM) fabric.


The Outdoor Research Women's Skyward II Jacket is a waterproof Softshell for hard work in the alpine. Move fast, sweat, skin your way to the top through the ice, Snow and wind. The AscentShell; 3L offers the protection you need from the weather, while allowing the movement and breathability your body desires. Features of the Outdoor Research Women's Skyward II Jacket Helmet compatible hood Wire-brimmed halo-hood YKK aqua guard zippers YKK aquaguard vislon zippers Torsoflo venting - hem-to-bicep Two internal shove-it pockets Chest pocket media pocket Zip hand pockets Internal front stormflap Integrated hood cordlocks Brushed tricot-lined collar Key clip Waterproof Wind-resistant Breathable Air permeable Fully seam-taped Electrospun membrane Movement-mirroring stretch Double-separating center front zipper Pocket placement above harness or pack belt Articulated elbows Thumb drive hook / loop cuff closures Elastic cuffs Elastic drawcord hem Lightweight, waterproof and air permeable fabric Technology for active pursuits when breathability is essential Fabric Details AscentShell 3L, 88% Nylon 12% Spandex 50D stretch plain weave face with 100% Polyester 50D knit backer

- Moosejaw

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.

- Backcountry.com

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