Built for dedicated ski tourers, the lightweight, durable Shashka takes the advanced fabric technologies and meticulous design common to all Arc'teryx shells and incorporates snowsports-specific features to help you travel comfortably, efficiently and safely in the backcountry. Long underarm vents keep you cool during skintrack hot laps, while the women's specific fit accommodates multiple layers for cold descents. A fully adjustable storm hood, drawcord hem and cuff adjusters offer complete protection from the elements, and the front zip, underarm vents and pockets all feature water-resistant zippers. The overall build quality is top-notch, with tight seam tolerances and articulated construction that accommodates any move you need to make.
- Completely waterproof, breathable and durable GORE-TEX Pro construction.
- Lightweight, breathable 40-denier face fabric .
- Micro seam allowance of 1.6mm and extra narrow 8mm seam tape reduce bulk and weight.
- Articulated construction for freedom of movement.
- Underarm gussets keep jacket from lifting when you're reaching overhead.
- Adjustable storm hood is helmet-compatible, with a laminated brim to deflect rain and snow.
- Tall collar with brushed microsuede chin guard.
- Highly water-resistant external zippers used throughout.
- Pit zips for easy venting.
- Zippered hand pockets.
- Internal chest pocket with laminated zip.
- Internal mesh dump pocket.
- Sleeve pocket carries your ski pass or ID.
- Laminated, die-cut Velcro® cuff adjusters reduce bulk, and won't catch or tear off.
- Straight hem.
- Powder skirt with gripper elastic and snap closure.
- Can be fastened to Arc'teryx ski pants to prevent snow entry.
- Hidden Recco® reflector can be detected by rescue crews at many ski resorts. Not a substitute for avalanche gear and know-how in the backcountry.
- Women's specific fit accommodates multiple thermal layers.
|Face fabric||80-denier nylon|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.