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Armada Gremlin Insulator Hoody // $160
This insulated option from Armada is packed with 60 grams of PrimaLoft insulation to keep the warmth in, and features YKK zippers to keep the moisture out. An adjustable lower hem allows you to customize the fit, while inner-pocket adjustments keep your hands out of the cold. More info here.
The North Face Fort Point Flannel // $99
The North Face took this versatile layering piece and upped the ante by making it reversible, allowing you to go flannel side down and expose a DWR shell for protection from the elements. It’s a great outer layer during the spring or fall, and 40 grams of Heatseeker insulation will keep you warm all winter long. More info here.
Scott Decoder // $190
This lightweight midlayer features 60 grams of PrimaLoft insulation in the body, combined with Polartec Power Stretch material in the arms and hood for added mobility and breathability. It’s got a DWR coating as well as Lycra openings in the cuffs and hood to help keep you dry. More info here.
Oakley Lutsen WS (women’s) // $260
This women’s softshell is comfortable, practical and stylish. The Gore Windstopper fabric is DWR coated for protection from the elements and has a generous amount of stretch to keep you agile. In addition, a low- profile hood adds protection without bulk for a jacket that can be used as a midlayer or outer layer. More info here.
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket // $320
A lightweight down jacket is essential for anyone who frequents the backcountry. At less than eight ounces, the Ghost Whisperer won’t weigh you down and also won’t easily succumb to moisture thanks to Mountain Hardwear’s Q.Shield, water repellent down. When things warm up, simply fold the jacket into its own pocket for easy storage. More info here.
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This article originally appeared in the 2013 November issue of Freeskier, Volume 16.3. Freeskier Magazine is available via the iTunes newsstand.