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In the past 12 months, Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, Polartec, Gore-Tex, and Stoic have introduced new waterproof-breathable membranes. We won’t bore you with the wonky details of their lofty claims; all you need to know is that each is more breathable than many of the jackets we’ve been raving about for years.

Ryan Stuart
Jun 1, 2012

Nordic skiers and cold-climate runners will love this aerobic-oriented jacket, which has a wind-blocking front face and a thin, breathable back.

Stephen Regenold
Mar 1, 2012

Outside picks the essentials for March, including the Arc'teryx Motus Crew.

Peter Vigneron
Jan 31, 2012

Outside picks the essentials for January, including the Westcomb Switch LT Hoody.

Frederick Reimers
Dec 13, 2011

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Canada Goose HyBridge Lite jacket

Stephen Regenold
Nov 1, 2011

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Helly Hansen Odin Mountain jacket.

Frederick Reimers
Nov 1, 2011