When the big storm hits, the Dakine Smyth Pure 2L Jacket serves up a serious dose of waterproof and breathable protection so you can stop worrying about getting wet and cold and start shredding some deep pow. Its two-layer Gore-Tex shell acts as a wall between you and the elements, and its fully taped seams ensure that not a drop of moisture seeps through. For those days when you're hiking to your favorite powder stash, Dakine made sure you've got large mesh-lined underarm vents to let body heat escape. Wrist gaiters with thumbholes eliminate the pesky gap that can form between your gloves and the jacket's cuffs, while a fixed powder skirt ensures you don't end up with a cold shot of snow up your back when you wipe out after sending a big sidecountry drop. You can jam out as you ride with a media-compatible chest pocket, and store all your other mountain essentials in the rest of the inner and outer pockets.