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I like it so much I picked up a second one!

This is the jacket I take to the slopes most often. I originally purchased this for mostly backcountry ski trips but found myself using it inbounds most days. It is very light, durable and fits well. I have used this for several overnight and multi-day ski trips in the Sierra wilderness. When combined with a silk weight capilene and a R1 midweight it is good for the coldest Sierra winter day temps. I usually add a down sweater vest for zero activity dig ins or hanging around after the sun goes down. This does not have a powder skirt, and while it would be nice for the deep powder days I feel it would be out of place on this streamlined jacket.
I like it so much I picked up a second one!
This jacket is a bit warm for warm sierra spring days. On warmer days I typically leave this one behind and take a nano puff and lightweight shell. On these days I often find my self wanting just the light shell and a single baselayer.