Maximum protection, minimum weight.
The La Sportiva Women's Hail Jacket offers highly rated waterproof capability at a ridiculously light weight for alpinists, ski tourers, and mountaineers. The Hail weighs in at a mere five ounces, and its laminate offers better waterproofing than most ski jackets. Despite its high levels of waterproofing, the Hail remains breathable for skinning through snowfall.
La Sportiva equipped the Hail with just the basics to keep weight at a minimum. Zippers under each arm offer plenty of ventilation when you're climbing, and the elasticized hood stays in place through strong winds. When the weather betters, stow the Hail in its chest pocket for compact storage in your backpack or on your harness.
- 20K laminate
- Fully taped seams
- Zippered underarm vents
- Elasticized hood
- Stowable chest pocket
- Q & A
Versatile, lightweight and rainproof
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: small
This is a wonderful little jacket that packs a lot of punch for the weight.
It's extremely lightweight, and breathable, yet very windproof and waterproof. It packs really small and even has underarm zippers. I originally bought it for summer use - mainly hiking/mountaineering, but i can see myself using this jacket throughout the year with layering - i did not expect such a multitasking product.
I also observed it's abrasion resistant as i rubbed against a lot of rocks and the material is still perfect.
Hiking up to Palmyra Peak, Telluride, CO