Offering the water-resistance of a hardshell ski jacket with the breathability of your favorite softshell, the Black Diamond Men’s Recon Jacket delivers the best of both worlds with its mixed-material approach to technical touring performance. Purposely designed for fast-paced tours where protection from deep snow and maximum breathability are paramount, the Recon Jacket is your new best friend for charging up steep skin tracks and dropping into pow-choked chutes on the way down. Equipped with a Gore WindStopper membrane, the Recon is completely windproof, ensuring maximum warmth when you’re battling frigid alpine air and howling summit winds. Gore WindStopper is also water-resistant for high levels of protection in deep snow and variable alpine conditions. Incorporated into perspiration-heavy zones, Schoeller stretch-woven fabric enhances breathability along the underarms and back panels. This softshell fabric not only breathes exceptionally well to reduce built-up perspiration on demanding tours, but it’s also highly flexible for maximum freedom of movement where you need it most.