A legend in his own time, Lakpa Rita was the first Sherpa to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents. He also happens to be Sherpa's toughest critic and gear tester. This waterproof and breathable jacket is named in honour of him. It features design and construction details specifically for serious alpine pursuits. Two eVent waterproof fabrics – strategically placed nylon ripstop and nylon taffeta – feature Direct Venting technology, so water stays out while perspiration vapour escapes.
The helmet-compatible hood has a bonded brim to help protect your face from the weather and its fit can be refined via a one-hand cinch system at the back. Seams are placed away from your shoulder tops and hips to avoid chafing under your pack straps, pack belt, or harness. Two exterior chest pockets provide instant access to essentials. A sculpted, anatomically-patterned arm construction is designed for maximum comfort and mobility. Large zippered hand pockets are placed high so as not to interfere with a harness or pack belt and when opened, their lining fabric allows ventilation. Inset hem adjustors prevent the elastic cord from catching on your harness or pack straps.