Perfect all winter long. No matter what you are doing, whether you are skiing the Wasatch mountains or digging out from Boston's Snowmageddon this jacket is up for the occasion. The Goretex will keep precipitation out and keep you dry on the inside.
Sure it comes at a spendy price tag, but it's an investment into your happiness. It has plenty of features that make it the ideal jacket all winter long. Plenty of pocket space both inside and out so you can spread our phone, cliffbar, and whatever other nicknacks you pack in your jacket out without looking like you have random growth in your single chest pocket. Pit vents let you air it out on the skin track or those warm spring days of corn skiing. On the snowy days, throw the helmet compatible hood on, snug it tight to keep the elements out on the chair lift. There is a pocket on the bicep, perfect for those resorts that use the RFID passes. If you pick up some Arc'teryx pants you can snap the powder skirt in and keep the snow out. Best of all the zipper, as the name suggests, winds up the side. Be happy on the way down when your zipper isn't smacking you in the face, and be happier the zipper isn't rubbing on your chin all day.
Make the investment and outfit yourself with the Arc'teryx Sidewinder to make all your winter dreams come true.