What's in a name' Well, with the Outdoor Research Maximus Men's Jacket, pretty much everything. It's a full blooded alpine workhorse, designed to handle the nastiest weather in the burliest places with the least amount of fuss possible. It's simple, sure, but that doesn't mean it isn't ruggedly built and thoughtfully designed to maximize what it does have. It starts off with a Gore Tex Pro waterproof and breathable membrane to keep you dry, and accents that with a Gore Tex Pro Stretch membrane on key points like the elbows, underarms, and hood for comfort and freedom of movement when you're climbing, hiking, or skiing down after. Each and every seam has been taped to ensure complete weather protection, all the zippers are water resistant, and the stowable hood it rolls into the collar if you don't want it out is designed to fit over helmets with ease, and has a wire brim to keep water out of your eyes. It also cinches up with a Halo closure, which seals out weather without blocking your peripheral vision. The Maximus is designed to be worn under harnesses and packs, so it's no surprise that it has pack and harness compatible hand pockets, along with articulated elbows and a Movement Mirroring stretch design that makes it easy to maneuver in tricky alpine spots. If the sun peeps out and you start getting warm, unzip the underarm to hem TorsoFlo vents to get some air moving and grab a quick snack out of one of the Maximus' plethora of pockets. When you're ready to move again, cinch up the hem drawcord, lock down the hook and loop cuffs, and boogie up to the summit before the next squall rolls in.