Queue up the music.
When Ullr provides the goods, all who seek out snowy, untouched lines provide thanks by having the most fun humanly possible. Just don't forget to reach for the Arc'teryx Women's Shashka Jacket in the event that Ullr decides to bestow the world with an additional helping of snow. Designed for touring or on-piste activities, the Shashka features a snowsport-friendly construction ranging from its hidden Recco reflector all the way to its grippy powder skirt.
The Shashka is fashioned with a lightweight and packable Gore-Tex Pro exterior, which is not only waterproof, windproof, and durable, but highly breathable as well. Additionally, this jacket features zippered underarm vents that are easy to use with a gloved hand, and ultimately provide on-the-go temperature regulation so you don't have to shed your jacket in favor of dumping excess body heat. An articulated, 3D fit enables unrestricted mobility, while the fully adjustable hood is helmet-compatible, which means you don't have to skimp on protection. Not to mention, the myriad of pockets keep necessities close at hand, and the drop tail hem provides added coverage in the face of whipping winds and unpredictable elements.
- A versatile, weatherproof jacket for skiing
- Gore-Tex exterior is waterproof and breathable
- Fully taped seams further safeguard from precipitation
- Underarm vents offer on-the-go temperature regulation
- Adjustable, hood, hem and cuffs provide a personalized feel
- Drop tail hem and powder skirt assure added coverage
- Articulated, women-specific fit ensures unimpeded mobility
- Myriad of pockets keep necessities close at hand
- Q & A
Arc'teryx - Women's Shashka Jacket
Backcountry touring just found a partner
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Arc'teryx figured it out when designing this jacket for backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, splitboarding, and for a multitude of other uses as a bonus (I RESORT SKI with this as well). The articulation is there (lifting and reaching with my arms is comfortable, non-binding and the jacket stays put--even with my more athletic shoulder size); Gore-tex pro fabric will guarantee you stay dry and still have some breathability, underarm venting helps when exerting, and little hidden tricks like the sleeve that flares slightly to fall neatly over the gloves (simplicity with a purpose...)
Since I believe in BUILDING my wardrobe from hear to year--and don't plan to wear it and toss it after a single season, cost is worth the price when you consider how many years you'll be using it and NOT paying to replace it. LOVE IT (beautiful colors too!)
An amazing shell!
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
Bought for friend she raves about it. Her feedback: Falls about mid-hip and she loves the slim fit; still roomy enough for a mid layer, works great with the Arc'teryx Atom jacket. Super high quality to wear for multi activities.