It’s name may suggest ice climbing–and it’s certainly ready to swing some tools–but Black Diamond’s Front Point Men’s Shell Jacket is more than ready to tackle alpine climbs, mountaineering objectives, and backcountry ski days, too. It’s Black Diamond’s toughest, most rugged hardshell, with an 80D nylon face that’s laminated to a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex three-layer membrane and treated with a DWR finish to block every single drop of water you can find. Black Diamond’s renowned for being an alpine-oriented manufacturer, so it’s not surprising to see that the Front Point is low on unnecessary bells and whistles but high on sleek, thoughtful features and clean design, starting with the Cohaesive cord-management system, which is embedded directly into the fabric to allow for fast and easy one-hand adjustment of the hood and hem. There are also dual-sliding underarm zips to keep you cool and comfortable, expanding harness-compatible chest pockets, hidden hand pockets, an a stretchy internal media pocket with a cord port to keep your tunes raging when you’re hitting the resort. As a finishing touch, there’s a super-soft and water-resistant brushed microsuede chin guard to keep your chin as happy as the rest of you while you’re getting after it on ice, snow, or rock.