Ryan Stuart

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The Best Jackets of 2015

Not long ago, there were three clearly defined categories for jackets: waterproof hard shells, stretchy and breathable soft shells, and wind shells.

La Sportiva Hail

Because they’re portable and waterproof enough to keep you comfortable in a downpour, ultralight hard shells like the six-plus-ounce Hail are the hot new jacket category.

Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL3 MtnGlo

Boasting all the user-friendly features we look for in a lightweight backpacking tent—easy color-coded setup, roomy vestibules, and convenient storage pockets—the Rattlesnake ($400) was a tester...

NEMO Tango Solo

As much as we love a top-shelf mummy bag, it can be annoyingly constrictive and, on summer nights, too hot.

Fjällräven Abisko Jacket

Staying dry doesn’t have to mean looking like you’re on a mountaineering expedition. Case in point, the waxed-canvas Fjällräven Abisko.

NEMO Coda 0

There’s good reason for the shocking $700 price tag: comfortable in temps from 55 degrees down to 5 degrees and able to fend of moisture, it’s the only bag you’ll need year-round.

Millet Matrix 30 MBS

With ice-ax retention you can release with the pack on, gear loops for ’biners and belay devices, and an integrated crampon pocket, the Matrix is purpose-built for ski mountaineering. But you don’t...