The Dynafit Mercury Pro Women's Jacket is a wind, weather, and abrasion-resistant Dynashell stretch-woven nylon softshell. This thick softshell outer layer is designed for day-in, day-out touring use [unless the weather gets really nasty, then you'll want a hardshell]. The soft, stretchy feel of this piece makes you happy you brought it along. The hood fits over your helmet, the arms are cut to cover your glove gauntlets. The jacket itself is cut long to ensure no snow creeps up between your jacket and pants. There are two high-set hand-warming pockets that stay out of the way of a hip belt and one chest pocket great for keeping your electronics/snacks/knick-knacks close at hand. This is a durable, all-season softshell layer that will turn into your new favorite touring outer layer.