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We named the Kor the best soft shell of 2019 in our Summer Buyer’s Guide. The jacket is ideal for summit bids, big-wall climbs, and trail runs because it’s incredibly stretchy and breathable while still providing enough protection from wind and chill. Plus, the pockets are high enough to…

The ski jacket has gotten a major makeover, but don’t worry—it still comes with the same retro design and its signature kangaroo front pocket

This jacket received a Gear of the Year award thanks to its smart insulation. Our testers described it as “ultralight down clusters that are pressed into a continuous sheet rather than blown loose into baffles. That means the jacket isn’t perforated by thousands of stitches that allow heat to…

The best part about this shell is a set of zippers from arm to hem that allows it to vent like a poncho. Last winter, we evaluated over 100 men’s and women’s jackets to find the best ones for outdoor sports. While the Hemispheres wasn’t our top choice in…

We named this jacket the best uphill layer in our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide. “It’s as comfy as a cotton sweatshirt and treated with an interesting heat-regulating technology called ActiveTemp, made from a non-Newtonian polymer that becomes a liquid when cold, helping to block transmission of warm vapor,” our…

The Micro Puff was our favorite jacket of 2018 because there’s a lot to love about this warm, super-light piece. “The PlumaFill is tacked between sheets of ten-denier nylon fabric in long strands, so it won’t shift and create cold spots,” our tester wrote.

Look cute and keep warm in Stoic’s Sherpa Fleece jacket—now for 40% off the original price. With two hand pockets and a snap button front, this jacket is for brisk outdoor adventures around town or for staying cozy by the fire.

“This light, ­water-resistant jacket gains extra warmth from a proprietary 100 percent recycled synthetic fill that’s warm like down but retains its loft when wet­—perfect for chilly days and mixed precipitation,” we wrote of the men’s version of this jacket in our 2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide. Get the women’s…

Mountain Hardwear’s High Exposure GTX C-Knit Anorak won best breathability in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide ski jackets.  “During ski tours in Colorado and Wyoming, we slipped into the High Exposure in the morning and left it on all day, its supple and breathable Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric kept us…

The original Ghost Whisperer is our Gear Guy’s favorite lightweight down jacket. The 800-fill-power down is toasty, and the feather treatment helps it stay dry longer, even in wet environments. If you’re concerned about weight, this is the jacket you want—it weighs less than eight ounces.

This jacket is made with burly, seven-ounce waxed sailcloth and lined with soft polyester. Like fine leather, it will develop a patina that looks better the more you wear it. “You’ll have this jacket for years to come and will wear it so often that the price tag will start…

Packed with premium 850-fill down in the torso and synthetic insulation elsewhere, the Cerium LT is constructed to retain warmth where you need it (around your core) and manage moisture everywhere else. You’ll barely notice it in your pack: it weighs just 9.7 ounces.

These vests, fleeces, shells, and puffies came up just short of print inclusion—but they’re still worth your attention

The Masao is one of our favorite waterproof jackets because it’s both lightweight and packed with features. The pockets in the front are compatible with a harness and your helmet will fit snug under the hood. Plus, there are zippers built into the armpits of this jacket—ideal for dumping…

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