Fall in the Rockies means no more thunderstorms, but something else soon arrives: wet snow. Our Piolet Jacket is unfazed. It protects, moves and breathes with a 2-layer nylon waterproof/breathable and windproof GORE-TEX fabric that uses a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. The hanging lining gives terrific comfort, the helmet-compatible, 2-way adjustable hood has a laminated visor for optimal visibility, and the Touch Point System embedded cord locks in the hood and hem allow quick adjustment without opening the jacket. Finer details include a 2-way, center-front zipper, extremely low-bulk, watertight, coated zippers on the pit zips and three external pockets (the jacket also has an internal zippered security pocket), low-profile cuff closures and full-reach gusseted underarm panels for mobility.