Heavily insulated jackets are awesome when it's cold enough in the parking lot to freeze hot coffee inside your vacuum flask, but schlepping all that insulation around when you're hiking for turns, lapping the park, or harvesting corn is the worst. Dakine's Northlands Women's Jacket opts for lightweight mobility over heavy duty warmth, with burly but not too heavy polyester fabric, a 2L waterproof and breathable laminate, and mesh backed underarm vents to keep you protected, dry, and sweat free, respectively. Not only does the Northlands rock this waterproof membrane, but Dakine finished each and every seam with waterproof tape to keep microscopic moisture from creeping in and finished the fabric with a water repellent DWR coating that stops the shell from absorbing water. On the deeper days, you can snap the Lycra powder skirt down over your pants to keep the snow from sneaking into your skivvies and cinch the drawcord hood down over your dome to build yourself a bomber snow proof suit. Dakine topped the Northlands off with tons of useful features like hand, chest, sleeve, and internal pockets, a moisture wicking mesh lining, and a front storm flap with faux buttons to keep sog from sneaking in through the zipper.