Venturing into the backcountry during winter demands a jacket that will offer dependable protection from the elements, while delivering enough breathability to keep dry on the inside. The Norrona Women's Lyngen Driflex3 Jacket does all of this and more with a three-layer shell, fully taped seams, and multiple vents to keep things nice and cool when you're on the move.Breaking trail on a storm day can be tricky--it requires twice the effort, meaning more sweat, and it's usually snowing, so unless you want to be drenched during the descent, you'd better wear your shell. On days like these, all you'll have to do is open up the huge underarm vents and large chest vent to get cool air circulating through, so you don't get too sweaty going on beneath the jacket. Meanwhile, the completely waterproof Driflex3 shell will prevent all that snow piling up on your shoulders and hood from turning you into a big cold and wet snowsicle. When you do reach the top of your run, zip up the vents, pull the wrist gaiters down, button up the detachable powder skirt, and pull the helmet compatible hood over your dome for complete protection from the chest-deep powder run you're about to feast on.