Black Yak PALI Gore Pro Shell 3L Jacket - Women's

No weather too foul.

Ultralight softshells are great when the only weather you really need to worry about is blue skies and cold winds, but when skies turn grey and a storm system settles in for a long and wet stay, you'll want the protection of the Black Yak Women's PALI Gore Pro 3L Shell Jacket. Built with a burly Gore-Tex Pro shell and fully taped seams, this technical shell is capable of dealing with the kind of weather that will make you bail from your objective and head back to camp.

Although highly breathable, the PALI gets a boost of breathability in the form of two large underarm vents. The tall collar provides additional protection from cold winds and biting temperatures, and the fully adjustable hood can be cinched tight for additional protection from the elements. It takes more than just Gore-Tex to make a functional shell, so Black Yak gave this jacket a streamlined fit that reduces bulk through the body and sleeves, but leaves plenty of room the for the mid and baselayers you'll need to wear to stay warm in the alpine. Gore-Tex Pro Stretch in key areas promotes mobility while climbing and skiing, and the addition of two large chest pockets will stow small pieces of gear that can be accessed when wearing a climbing harness.

  • A technical hardshell for alpine ascents
  • Gore-Tex Pro shell is highly waterproof and breathable
  • Gore-Tex Pro Stretch panels in key areas promotes mobility
  • Large underarm vents let body heat escape to prevent overheating
  • Fully adjustable hood with tall protective collar
  • Regular fit leaves room for insulating layers
  • Black Yak has been making mountaineering equipment since 1973
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Unique, runs full size too small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

I have been looking at the Black Yak collection for two months, as their line is so beautiful and unique looking. I finally order this jacket in Rosewood, size medium. I wear a medium in all brands. The jacket arrived yesterday, and it is a full size too small! It looks lovely, but the colors are not quite as vivid as the pictures on the website. I am guessing the flash photography made the colors pop a little more. It is a thin shell, so layers will be necessary of course to stay warm. I sent it back for a large in blue (Rosewood large was sold out).

Great looking Gore piece!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

For a warmer day of winter skiing or mountaineering, this piece is great layered over a lightweight mid-layer or heavy baselayer. I wore this out skiing over the weekend and the fit was perfect and range of motion was on point. This brand has roots in mountaineering, so the fit is trim, athletic, and flattering. Color combinations are subtle but distinctly different than other shells I have seen on the market and the mountain. Great investment piece if you are looking to update your Falketind from Norrona or your Alpha SV from Arc'Teryx. This shell will be much more fitted and feminine than the others you may have in your closet, so get it while you can! Runs snug so buy a size up from what you normally would.

BLACKYAK GORE® Pro Shell 3L Jacket - WOMEN

The GORE® Pro Shell 3L Jacket is an outstanding product for mountaineering, ski touring and expeditions.

It is waterproof, windproof and still breathable, thanks to GORE-TEX® Pro fabrics.

Fantastic freedom of movement is achieved through strategically located stretch panels. Further features include: four chest pockets, fit vents, a fixed adjustable hood and one internal safe storage pocket.