Year round performance for every sport
When the times get rough out there when your skiing or hiking, and the rain/snow doesn't let up for days, i like to have the insurance of this Axiom gore-tex shell. I've been a big fan of the Gore paclite shells in the past, but this new Active fabric from Gore tops everything i've used when it comes to lightweight/waterproofness/breathability. So light and breathable, yet it sheds water like a 3-layer jacket should, never get wet!
Packs into its own pocket and fills any corner in your pack. Just a few years ago, packing a 3-layer gore jacket on a backpacking trip would be out of the question. Now there's no question- Total dryness in the harshest of conditions!