The Montane Men's Axion Neo Alpha Jacket brings the breathable comfort that alpinists, mountaineers, and backcountry skiers need. Its fully micro taped, 3 layer Polartec NeoShell ensures waterproof protection despite the jacket's high levels of breathability, and Alpha insulation is Polartec's most air permeable and packable insulation for warmth in winter's worst environments. Peaq Hyper mesh lines the jacket for extra ventilation, and Peaq Synthetic keeps the powder skirt strong in waist high snow. The Axion's athletic fit includes articulated arms for mobility and a relaxed chest for layers. The powder skirt is removable for climbers, and the hood slides over helmets or cinches over beanies with ease, and both the adjustable cuffs and hem seal out cold drafts. Montane added YKK AquaGuard zippers at every external opening for extra protection that most ski jackets don't have. The deep A line pockets are always accessible, even with a backpack or harness on.