Rapid ascents in rugged alpine environments demand a jacket that will repel the wind and remain breathable when you're on the move. The Outdoor Research Men's Linchpin Hooded Jacket does this and more with a thee layer Gore Windstopper shell, circular knit softshell face, and huge hem to bicep underarm zips. Designed and built with versatility in mind, the Linchpin will eliminate your need for a closet full of shells with a well conceived design that will work well whether you're climbing in the alpine or ski touring on a clear and windy day.The Linchpin may be minimalist in looks, but what features it does have function well during a wide range of activities. The two way front zip can be adjusted to accommodate a belay device, and the stretch panel underarms make climbing in the jacket as comfortable as possible. Zip the TorsoFlo underarm zips down when you need to lose heat quick, and take cover from light flurries and below treeline mistings beneath the wire brimmed hood and tall stand collar. The Linchpin has just enough pockets to keep the essentials in tow with two vertical zip hand pockets, a diagonal zippered chest pocket, and one internal mesh media pocket all right there.