The Women's Shivling Jacket from Mountain Equipment is a high performance shell that balances light weight with exceptional year round protection.
It boasts all the performance benefits of GoreTex Pro in a women's specific alpine fit which is able to accomodate a full selection of layering garments while still being a comfortable, close fit. The mountain hood is helmet compatible but the volume of it can be adjusted when you aren't wearing one to ensure a precise cap-like fit that moves with your head. The pit zip ventilation is there for when you are pushing yourself and need a little extra while two large front pockets have water resistant zips and are great for stashing your map and compass when on the go.
This jacket can easily weather the worst of the storms but it is also light enough that it can easily be carried in your pack as a just-in-case jacket for drier conditions.