Most of the time you are wearing your blizzard worthy ultra stormproof hard shell, do you really need it' If you're using it to tour in the backcountry, you probably have to unzip it or take it completely off on the uphill due to its relatively low breathability. On top of that, it restricts your movement, and adds an certain amount of hassle and annoyance to your experience. If this sounds like your current jacket situation, the Dynafit Mercury Softshell Jacket is probably a way better option for your up and downhill tendencies, so much so that you will probably forget you even own a hardshell jacket. The bread and butter of this jacket is the Dynafit Silver Shell, which is made up of nylon and elastane for stretch. The ultra dense weave of the fabric provides wind and water resistance without the need for a membrane, which allows for a stretchy yet durable single ply fabric that is lightweight and extremely breathable. Extra stretchy panels are also built in under the arms for increased range of motion. One hand adjustment of the hem and hood make for easy sealing, and the hood is helmet compatible for versatility. The multiple pockets give you plenty of storage for the essentials, and you will actually be able to put stuff in them because you no longer have to take off your jacket every time your heart rate goes up. Go ahead and discover the freedom that the Dynafit Mercury Softshell can give you every time you head out on a quest to find your ultimate mountain adventure.