The Women's Axcess Jacket by Outdoor Research. If you're like us, you demand a lot from your jacket. It needs to protect you from Arctic winds to wet spring dumps, and keep you cool while racing uphill for first tracks. The Axcess Jacket has the versatility you're looking for. It's built with 2-layer Gore-Tex, powder skirt, attached hood and even a zip-in balaclava which all unite to protect you from the harshest winter weather. The chest-to-hip CrossFlo zippers keep you cool while hiking, and there's enough internal and external pockets to store everything from your season pass, to MP3 to energy bars to goggles.
FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Women's Axcess Jacket
Fully Seam Taped
Tonal Seam Treatment
Fully Adjustable and Detachable Hood Fits Over Helmet
Internal Front-Zip Stormflap
Double-Sliding CrossFlo Chest-to-Hip Zippers
Zippered Napoleon Pocket with Media Port
Two Zippered Hand Pockets
Inner Lift Pass Pocket with Drawcord Key Clip Attachment
Integrated Recco Reflector
Removable Powder Skirt with LockDown Technology
Thumb Drive Hook/Loop Cuff Closures
Rated 5 out of
Stylish, weatherproof, and slight insulated... perfectI purchased this jacket last year for my wife and she has never looked back. The style, warmth, and general bombproofness (yes, that is a word) of this jacket has made her so happy when flying down powder. She used it mainly during spring skiing at Whistler and while the temps were warmish she never overheated. When those pesky spring snow "showers" came on the jacket repelled the moisture and kept on looking great. After our week up there I caught her asking the jacket where it had been all her life... I'm getting jealous!
Date published: 2011-11-10
Rated 5 out of
Warm, light, cool looking, altogether awesome!!!!I bought this jacket last year. When it came in the mail and I tried it on I thought " man, this looks really cool but are you kidding me, is it a wind breaker or what??" The thing seemed so light. Little did I know that was gonna be the warmest jacket I've ever owned. Basically, it insulates so well that in ridiculously low temperatures you're gonna feel as warm outside as you feel inside wearing it over the same clothes you were wearing inside. It has so many features that promote insulation that wind stops being something you're even aware of. It's also absolutely waterproof. I roll around in the the snow for hours with my dog and it's still fully dry by the end of it, along with anything else I'm wearing under it. The fit is great too. It's fairly slim and very stylish. I am 5'7" and I weigh about 120-125. An S fits me great. It reaches down just above my hips and I can wear several layers under it, including a very heavy sweatshirt although it's rarely necessary.