A jacket like the Shift LT really could be your all-season, do-everything hard shell. The key is the fabric, Polartec’s much lauded Neoshell, which makes the LT waterproof enough to fend off the wettest storms at the resort, light enough to double as your backpacking rain jacket all summer, and just breathable enough to wear over a base layer when climbing or skinning up a peak. We also like that it’s made in British Columbia and has all the features you need—one Napoleon pocket, one helmet-compatible hood—and nothing you don’t (trust us: you won’t miss the pit zips). 10.9oz
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