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.

- REI

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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