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Just when you thought all hope was lost for a super-weatherproof, insulated jacket that doesn't make you look like the abominable snowman, Arc'teryx comes up with the Women's Sarissa Jacket. Designed to meet all of your cold-weather needs, the Sarissa features Gore-Tex Pro Shell protection, CoreLoft insulation, a relaxed cut, and a relaxed-but-feminine fit.

  • Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex fabric, a DWR (durable water repellent) coating, fully taped seams, and a full-length WaterTight front zip allow you to get face shot after face shot without fear of the wet seeping in
  • CoreLoft insulation keeps you plenty warm while non-quilted, laminated construction eliminates cold spots
  • Mesh-lined underarm vents release excess heat during top-to-bottom pow runs
  • A relaxed cut, articulated elbows, and no-lift gusseted underarms provide plenty of room to practice your front flips (if you do dare) or ski tight trees
  • Helmet-compatible insulated Storm Hood protects your face from the blinding wind and snow
  • Smooth sleeve lining won't bind on other layers
  • Powder skirt and hook-and-loop cuff adjusters prevent excess snow from creeping in
  • Multiple internal and external pockets stash your tunes, keys, and other small essentials
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Check out this huge review I wrote:

I've only ever had non-insulated hard shells, so this was a foray into fresh territory for me (Fresh Tracks...if you will).

First off, I'm always the kid with 3+ layers in the lift line, and my friends are always giving me crap, so I thought this might be a good solution. The CoreLoft insulation delivers serious warmth minus the bulk, which makes this jacket more flattering than most insulated jackets. It's just stellar on its own with a baselayer for most days. I add a 200 weight fleece for days that are extra frigid.


*pit zips are just the right length and easy to access

*waterproof zippers combined with flaps make the pockets totally awesome

*Jacket is super warm without looking or feeling bulky

*I like how low the back of the jacket hits on the backside, helps prevent snow from creeping where the sun don't shine

*Quilted, insulated hood is made of super soft snuggly material

*The insulation has a super soft, silky feel to it

*2 good sized and very secure inner pockets with an additional mesh lined pocket for goggles.

*Recco for added safety in-bounds

*Nifty flap on the inner back of the jacket acts as a baffle trapping warm air, and preventing light precip from getting down your back.


*Too hot to consider wearing for touring

*I wish the powder skirt were removable

* I wish the pit zips didn't have mesh as it inhibits venting in this really warm jacket!