Mountain Hardwear Offwidth

    Photo: Shana Novak

Climbing. Hiking. Backpacking. We knew the Offwidth was a winner when every tester filled out the "best for" line of our test card differently. True, it isn't the most breathable or element-resistant soft shell around, but that's actually a good thing—you can wear it for a wider range of activities. Mountain Hardwear's nylon-poly house fabric is versatile stuff, and it easily handled everything from a 30-mph wind to light rain to sudden swings in temperature. Forgot an extra layer? Cinch down the microfleece-lined collar and jam your hands into the lined pockets. There's no inside media pocket, but the exterior chest pocket has a port for headphones. 18 oz; mountainhardwear.com

Brand: Mountain Hardwear $100

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