Whether you're skiing an exposed line or climbing a technical face, the last thing you want is to feel constricted by your jacket. The Patagonia Women's Kniferidge Softshell Jacket 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. 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 waistbelt, meaning you can easily grab that snack you stashed in your pocket while you're on the skin track. You won't let anything hold you back when you're wearing the Kniferidge.