Outdoor Research Juneau Fleece Jacket

Outdoor Research Juneau Fleece Jacket

Double-brushed sherpa fleece make it simple to slip your arms into this jacket and difficult to want to wear anything else. A nylon exterior traps in warmth, and a relaxed fit allows for easy layering. Functional features include zip hand pockets, a zip chest pocket, center front placket and sleeve backs, elastic cuffs, a woven overlay collar, and a hem with adjustable drawcord. Available in men’s and women’s sizes in a variety of colors, including Loden (shown). $129. outdoorresearch.com

Patagonia Women’s AlpLight Down Pullover

Patagonia AlpLight Pillover

The 800-fill-power certified traceable goose down in this pullover make it high performance, lightweight, and packable — in fact, it self-stuffs into its own chest pocket. The exterior is constructed of postconsumer nylon fabric that comes from recycled fishing nets, with a PFC-free water-repellent finish and a center front quarter-zip neck with storm flap. Available in sizes from extra extra small to extra large and in three colors, including Borealis Green (shown). $249. patagonia.com

Nobis Vale Men’s Quilted Vest


This premium vest is made from a water-resistant wool blend and quilted to ensure even distribution of its Canadian duck down fill insulation. Performance features include two fleece-lined zipper pockets at the front and an interior chest pocket for storage, plus a two-way zipper with pull tabs for a functional finishing touch. Available in sizes from extra small to triple extra large and in three colors, including Heather Burgundy (shown). $475. us.nobis.com

Jack Wolfskin Argo Peak Jacket


Designed in collaboration with pro skier Felix Neureuther, the Argo Peak Jacket is ultra light, windproof, and breathable and constructed of ripstop reinforcement fabric with a water repellent finish. When you no longer need it, the jacket stows in its own inner pocket for easy packing. A fixed hood, two hand pockets, and an inner pocket add versatility. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes in a variety of colors, including Red Fire (shown). $350. us.jackwolfskin.com

Helly Hansen LIFALOFT Air Insulator Jacket

Helly Hansen

Packable and lightweight, the LIFALOFT Air Hooded Insulator Jacket is warmer and minimizes bulk compared to other insulated options. Great for hikers, backcountry skiers, or anyone looking for a new trusted jacket, it presents a toastier insulation with maximum breathability and a lightweight feel, making this the ideal jacket for active winter pursuits. $300. hellyhansen.com

Author: Brad Kovach is the editor/publisher of Terrain Magazine.