Every winter, powder hounds from across the world make a pilgrimage to Niseko, Japan where bottomless turns and endless faceshots are essentially a guarantee. But before you start reserving flights and waxing your powder skis, it might be a good idea to get the Eider Men's Niseko 2. 0 jacket for the trip, because you're going to need the serious waterproof protection and efficient insulation it provides where you're headed.Eider designed the Niseko 2. 0 to handle just about the worst weather you'll encounter when you're in pursuit of powder. The waterproof, breathable Defender shell seals out everything from heavy wet snow to dry powder thanks to a two layer construction and fully taped seams. Below the Niseko's four way stretch shell is a combination of Primaloft Gold down blend fill and an eco friendly Primaloft Silver insulation to combat the cold that you'll undoubtedly encounter when conditions are ideal. But don't think the Niseko is just a cold day oven, because with underarm vents and a removable hood, the jacket is a great choice for those warmer mid winter and late season spring days. Highly water resistant YKK zippers help to seal out moisture, while the stretch cuffs and thumbholes keep the sleeves locked down, so you won't feel the snow's cold bite when you drop into another powder filled line.