Like touring skis and climbing shoes, the La Sportiva Men's Halo Softshell Jacket is an essential piece to your mountain playing quiver. This thin, light, three layer softshell uses a waterproof, breathable EctoShell membrane to simultaneously shed wet weather and keep you comfy when you work up a sweat on steep skinners and steeper alpine approaches. Gusseted underarms allow unimpeded movement whether you're swinging ice axes or ski poles, and La Sportiva added zippers for ventilated airflow. Consider the Halo's hood your own glorious nimbus, with two way adjustments, a stay outta sight visor, and helmet compatibility that may save your noggin from falling rocks some day. The hem adjusts to keep snow out on blessed pitted days. There are multiple internal pockets for organization, including one media pocket with a port for headphones. La Sportiva also equipped the Halo Softshell with roomy chest pockets, roomier hand pockets, and a two way zipper that cleans up your harness space while belaying.