Unity of time, place, and action rarely happens in the real world, let alone in centuries-old romantically inclined plays. Luckily for you, it's the sight of a big, heavy snowstorm that brings your world together and puts butterflies in your stomach. Pull on the Arc'teryx Women's Tempest Jacket when the sky starts to spew snow. This storm-proof baby has room for thermal layers, yet still flaunts a singularly feminine silhouette. The polyester backer feels soft against your skin when spring tempests bring warmer weather, and it adds a bit of heat mid-winter when the after-storm cold front moves in. Regardless of how much or little you layer underneath, the Gore-Tex membrane guarantees waterproof and breathable protection when the stars align and you get first tracks down the open bowl of your dreams.
With all of the bells and whistles on this jacket, it might feel as though you're tempting the weather gods to unleash their furies, full-force. The powder skirt snaps close to keep the snow out if you choose not to use the Slide 'n Loc attachment with Arc'teryx pants to create a snow-suit. The helmet-compatible hood adjusts to fit your noggin, and the laminated visor diverts water and snow away from your face. The chin guard protects against a red beard of zipper rash, and the hem drawcord helps seal out the elements. Underarm zips let you show off six months of razor-free living, or just dump excess heat when spring sun shines a little too strong. Whether you're perfecting quick turns on the race course or stringing together a pretty ribbon of turns across an open face, the Tempest has your comfort in mind.
- 70D nylon plain weave face fabric
- Gore-Tex 3-layer, fully taped seams
- Low-loft polyester backer
- Relaxed fit, articulated elbows, gusseted underarms
- Underarm zippered vents
- Powder skirt, snap closure
- Hood, helmet-compatible, adjustable