Equally suited for technical alpine ascents and hair raising descents, the Patagonia Men's Kniferidge Jacket offers remarkable stretch and breathability considering its waterproof protection. It combines the flexibility you want with the weather protection you need when venturing out into the high altitude wilderness. The Polartec Power Shield fabric is super soft, yet shields you from wind, rain, and snow with ease while remaining stretchy and incredibly breathable. A DWR coating adds even more water resistance, and fully taped seams prevent any moisture from slipping in through the cracks. Gusseted underarms allow you to move freely so you can reach that hold high above you, and the Optimal Visibility hood stays out of your face so you can see clearly when skiing trees in a snowstorm. The two zippered hand pockets are positioned so that you can still reach them when wearing a harness or a pack waist belt, meaning you can easily grab that snack you stashed in your pocket while you're on the skintrack. A one handed hem adjustment makes it easy to seal out chilly drafts when you're crossing exposed ridges. Nothing will hold you back when you're wearing the Kniferidge.