Soft Shell jackets are ideal if your activity requires a high level of aerobic output, as they not only offer exceptional water resistance and windproofing, but also deliver maximum breathability and allow perspiration and vapour to evaporate. They are a great option for spring skiing.
Mobility is another factor to consider. Modern garments now feature fabrics with 2-way or 4-way stretch providing enhanced levels of performance and greater comfort. This can also allow garments to have a more fitted style without restricting movement. In addition, advances in technology now allow manufacturers to create stretch fabrics that maintain their waterproof properties as they stretch, so you can now have it all!