Designed specifically for an optimized women’s fit the Stella Ares Jacket is an adventure touring jacket that incorporates excellent protective features internally as well superior comfort features, such as GORE-TEX® membrane and thermal liner and a new frontal ventilation system for optimized levels of internal airflow. Designed for an optimized woman’s fit. Multi-material, multi-panel main shell construction for optimal levels of durability, protection and weight. Ultra-lightweight GORE-TEX® membrane lining to keep rider comfortable and dry in wet weather conditions. Poly-textile stretch panels on back and elbows for fit and freedom of movement on the bike. Zippered air vents on chest and back provide excellent airflow when jacket is closed. Zippered front chest pockets, with waterproof forearm pockets and interior document compartment, for safe, peace-of-mind storage for valuables. Removable thermal vest (100g, body; 80g, arms) features comfort edge and Velcro®-securing internal pockets. Impact protection provided by lightweight, removable CE certified elbow and shoulder protectors. Chest and back pad compartments with PE protective padding (Alpinestars’ CE certified Nucleon back and chest protectors available as accessory upgrade). Multiple fit and volume adjustment allows tailoring around the arm and helps keep protector close to the body. Velcro cuff closures aid fit. Twin slider YKK zipper opens from the top or bottom for versatility. Internal waist connection zipper for attachment to riding pants Reflective detailing on sleeves and back improves rider visibility Loop collar closure with microfleece comfort edging.