Pros: Impermeable, sturdy, technical, versatile
Cons: None that I saw
While the Masala jacket is a jacket stout enough for wet climates -- it would be the perfect outer layer for the Pacific Northwest or anywhere that you will be skiing in wetter weather -- it's sized large enough to layer generously underneath so it will work well in cold temperatures too. The jacket is not at all a "liter" version of the men's Quantum jacket, but a full-on all-weather, all-conditions jacket for women who need the same quality clothing as the men. To that end the coat is waterproof, breathable, and has thoughtful details such as a removable powder skirt to lighten it up when powder is not in the forecast. As you can see, the hood fits my helmet and the neckline comes up high enough to protect my chin when winds scour the east slope of the Northern Rockies. There are 6 pockets, all fully seam-taped, a nice, long 16" pit zips with waterproof zippers, and inner pockets ample enough to stash an extra pair of goggles or even your skins. The Cascade color of the jacket that I am wearing is bright and matches my helmet graphics perfectly. I will definitely show up in bad visibility and in good visibility I'll be looking good!