An impressive and practical combination: the Arcteryx Cassiar Jacket is made of elastic, lightly-lined and yet durably waterproof triple-layered Gore.
It is similar to Gore-Tex, but is a softshell fabric, and is lined inside with a low-pile fleece. All this creates an amazingly smooth, very robust ski jacket with a soft feel, total weather protection and a four way stretch. It is features an athletic fit with preformed sleeves and is cut longer at the back. All the seams are adjustable, including the detachable hood, which has three dimensional adjustability. It can be adjusted one-handed and with gloves, and fits over a skiing or climbing helmet. So this jacket with its removable snow guard is suited for mountaineering and is impressive in cold weather because of its insulation and wearer comfort.
If the impressive breathability doesnt provide enough ventilation during climbs or winding descents, then the side zips can be used for additional ventilation. In stormy weather the collar can be pulled up high - right up to the nose- so cold winds have no chance!
The jacket is equipped with two inside pockets (including one elasticated pocket with eyewear cleaning cloth) and three outside pockets (all with waterproof zips). In the breast pocket is a small compartment for storing ski passes.
All your small belongings are accessible even when you are wearing mittens or lined gloves.
The Cassiar Jacket by Arcteryx is a very good choice for all those who love to travel in the mountains and are looking for a waterproof jacket, which is elastic and offers weather protection as well as warming properties.