BEST FOR: Keeping everything in its place.
THE TEST: We know a jacket is worth including when nearly every tester has a different favorite feature. The LZ’s durable face fabric stood up to months of sniffing out fresh snow in tight trees. There’s just enough synthetic insulation to keep you toasty on midseason days in the teens, and we loved that, on sunnier, drier days, we could zip off the hood and powder skirt. Two interior pockets hold bulkier items like skins and spare goggles, and there are exterior pockets galore.
THE VERDICT: Great price for a full-featured jacket.