There are days when you have your "elite" squad assembled and you know it will be a fast-paced, hard-charging, ski touring day. You also know that you will be out in all sorts of conditions: it may be raining down low, and dumping up high, and you are expecting knee deep freshies from sun up to sun down. That means you need a jacket that is up to the task of allowing you to keep up with your speedy friends as well as giving you the all- mountain protection you need for the huge tour. Enter the Dynafit Beast Gore-tex women's jacket. Like all Gore-Tex jackets, it is waterproof,windproof and breathable, but because they used the Active Shell fabric, this jacket shaved grams and is the lightest free touring jacket on the market. Despite its lightweight, it is fully featured for all day powder slaying. It is helmet compatible, packs way down, has a removable powder skirt, ventilation zippers, and many pockets for storage.