The Arc'teryx Women's Meta Jacket is like a sexy sports car: it packs premium technology and engineering into one sleek luxury package. This insulated jacket offers high-performance protection and warmth in an impressively streamlined profile that looks deceptively slim enough to be a non-insulated shell. Its Coreloft Compact 80g insulation is specially treated to reduce its thickness while maintaining warmth, making the jacket's slim profile possible. Two types of high-performance Gore-Tex breathable, waterproof fabric cover the jacket, with the more durable three-layer fabric at more abrasion-prone areas. Luxuriously soft and lightweight yet extremely durable signature Arc'teryx face fabrics cover the outside of the jacket, while a DWR (durable water repellent) coating keeps water from penetrating the jacket's surface. The jacket's athletic fit optimizes movement with articulated elbows and underarm gussets that keep the jacket from lifting when you raise your arms. The hood is designed to fit over a helmet and move with the head so you maintain a consistently clear field of vision. If you start to work up a sweat when you're doing some backcountry exploring to find some secret powder spots, you can unzip the mesh-backed underarm vents to air out. Once you find the deep powder you're looking for, the jacket's powder skirt with a snap pant attachment will keep snow from getting in your jacket or pants. If it's snowing, the WaterTight front zipper keeps moisture out without the added bulk of a storm flap, and you can cinch down the hood and hem for extra protection. If you are venturing out for long days in the snow, multiple external and internal pockets offer plenty of room to carry essentials with you. Best of all, whether you're trekking out into the backcountry on a cold and snowy day, or powering down steep runs against icy windchill, you get to enjoy the toasty comfort of an insulated jacket while looking like one hot snow bunny thanks to the jacket...