Merrell Mariposa

Spending all day on the trail doesn't mean you can't be comfortable ... and look good doing it

Merrell Mariposa jacket

There are lighter, more technical waterproof jackets out there. The catch? They cost two or three times as much. Merrell’s Mariposa has a decent hood and breathes nearly as well as fancier options (pit zips and mesh-backed hand pockets help let the air flow). The flattering, nonboxy fit seals the deal.

Brand: Merrell $129
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