A hardshell jacket is one of the most important items of clothing to have in helping to protect you from rain, wind and snow. Its role is to protect the body and the insulating layers from the elements. A Vertical waterproof jacket should be an item of clothing you never leave behind on your hikes, ski touring or freeride trips, or mountaineering and alpinism adventures. Depending on your activity, you will be looking for different features in your jacket. A hard wearing, durable and waterproof jacket is desirable for a good mountaineering and ski touring jacket. The jacket is your key item of protection in the mountains. It must be durably waterproof to resist extended bad weather, stretch to give you a great freedom of movement. Make sure that the jacket you want to buy has all the essential technical features you need: a helmet compatible hood, large storage pockets, shoulder reinforcements... Waterproof, breathable and of course windproof, are three essential features for a good hardshell jacket. For improved comfort and freedom of movement Vertical has developed stretch fabrics that are lighter but still durable. Our technologies (Stretch MP+ membrane) guarantee you durable jackets with increased freedom of movement. Explore the whole range of Vertical jackets so you can choose your perfect partner for your mountain trips. Also take a look at our range of Mens pants developed for winter conditions.