There are fair weather days, when mountaineering can be enjoyed fully, however there are days when the weather can test your dedication for this amazing sport. This is why, as for any Mountaineering clothing , the choice of a mountaineering jacket is of prime importance. . Nowadays it is possible to climb protected from the elements without stacking layers, thanks to ever evolving fabric technologies. Mountaineering hardshell jackets enable you to stay totally protected from the cold and rain, while ensuring mobility and durability. They provide good breathability to wick away sweat and stay dry. To benefit from a windproof effect, enhanced lightness and breathability, softshell jackets are ideal. They are water repellent, which is handy in case of light rain, they ensure a better freedom of movement and can replace a mid or outer layer.