The waterproof/breathable, lightly insulated Tempest Jacket is designed for big mountain skiing and free riding in cooler weather. Wind and snow protection comes from two types of N70p GORE-TEX® fabric with 3L softshell construction. A lower loft softshell backer is used in areas where breathability and freedom of movement are most important, and a high loft liner is used in other areas to provide increased insulation.
The Tempest is distinguished by intelligent features that help skiers and boarders optimize their time on the mountain. The DropHood™ is helmet compatible, and offers full coverage and weather protection with exceptional freedom of vision. Pit zips provide quick ventilation and have low bulk WaterTight™ zippers, the cuff design easily fits over or under gloves. Standard WaterTight™ front zipper delivers a secure seal without snow accumulation, while the integrated powder skirt blocks driven snow. The internal mesh pocket stows goggles or gloves.
Arc’teryx designers design with an eye towards creating clothing layers and equipment that work together to maximize function and performance. Patterning and features align to deliver optimal freedom of motion, breathability and protection. The Tempest Jacket’s Slide’n Loc™ attachments link to compatible Arc’teryx pants to create a unified piece that more effectively seals out wind and snow.
Full Feature List
Micro-seam allowance (1.6 mm) reduces bulk and weight
DWR finish (Durable Water Repellent) helps repel water from fabric surface
Taped seams for added weatherproofness
Fully seam-sealed for waterproofness
GORE-TEX® three-layer construction
Soft, brushed lining adds light insulation
Women's specific design and fit
One-hand adjustable drawcords
Anatomical shaping for fit and comfort
Articulated patterning for unrestricted mobility
No-lift gusseted underarms
Helmet compatible DropHood™
Stealth hood adjusters
Laminated chin guard
Zippers & Fly Configuration
WaterTight™ external zippers
Pit zippers for easy venting
Zipper garages to protect zipper closure from snow and rain
WaterTight™ full length front zip
Cuff & Sleeves Configuration
Laminated die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off
Large cuffs to fit over gloves
Waist & Belt Configuration
Adjustable elastic waist drawcord
Adjustable hem drawcord
Internal chest pocket with laminated zip
Internal mesh pocket
Laminated forearm pocket
Two hand pockets with WaterTight™ zippers
Note: Our WaterTight™ zippers are highly water resistant, but not waterproof. We do not recommend keeping items in your pockets that may be damaged by moisture
Powder skirt with gripper elastic and snap closure
Lift pass loop
Slide 'n Loc™ snap closures on powder skirt enable jacket to be fastened to specific ski pants to prevent snow entry
Hidden Recco® reflector
N70p GORE-TEX® Fabric with 3L lo-loft soft shell construction
N70p GORE-TEX® Fabric with 3L hi-loft soft shell construction
Machine wash in warm water (30°C).
Do not use fabric softener.
Front load washing machine recommended (use a mesh bag for top loading machines).
Tumble dry on low heat.
Do not iron.
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