The Shivling Jacket is an exceptional year round piece crafted from the superb Gore-Tex Pro fabric; breathable, lightweight and waterproof. So whether you are walking, hiking even mountaineering, this jacket is lightweight and low bulk enough that you can always carry it just in case. The 40 denier Gore-Tex Pro fabric can take quite a bit of abuse as the face fabric itself is made from the ever so durable Nylon. It’s mountain HC hood isnt made for extended helmet use but it does accommodate a helmet at a squeeze if you need it to, adding to this jackets overall versatility. The close Alpine Fit will allow layers underneath but it is designed to reduce the amount of dead space between layers and eliminate excess material. If you get too hot M.E. have popped in some pit-zips for when need to cool off quickly, which saves you stopping to delayer and losing all your momentum. 3-layer GORE-TEX Pro 40D fabric Mountain HC Hood is fully adjustable Women’s Alpine fit with articulated and pre-shaped sleeves 2 large pockets with YKK WR zips Inner zipped security pocket 2-way YKK moulded Aquaguard centre front zip YKK underarm WR pit zips with laminated and bonded entry Adjustable laminated cuffs and dual tether hem drawcords 100% Polyamide outer/inner, PTFE membrane For all you kit geeks out there, the links below will take you to Mountain Equipment’s Information pages where they will explain this jackets different fabrics, fills and constructions techniques in greater detail. Gore-Tex Pro Alpine Fit YKK Aquaguard Zips Dual Tether Hem Drawcords Most people are scared to wash and reproof their outdoor jackets, but like all equipment it does need to be maintained. It is actually really easy! Feel free to give the shop a call from 09:00 until 17:30 Monday to Saturday (19:30 on a Wednesday), as we are always happy to help and give friendly advice. Or if you are reading this outside our normal opening hours here is a useful link to Trekitt’s recommended product for washing and caring for kit. Nikwax Tech Wash Nikwax TX-Direct I hope this helps.