These are four of our favorite ski sweaters, light puffy jackets, and generally awesome insulating layers for the ski season.
What looks like a classic ski sweater but boasts the technology of a newfangled midlayer? The Tera, perhaps the most comfortable, versatile ski sweater on the market today. This half-zip is 100 percent nylon with durable woven shoulder panels to protect high-wear spots and a useful zippered sleeve pocket for hidden storage. No matter how many fancy midlayers you have stacked in your drawer, you’ll reach for this one. [$169, obermeyer.com]
As light as a whisper and as warm as a wool blanket, the new Micropuff strikes the balance of a midlayer that’s neither too hot, too cold, nor too bulky. Weighing in at less than nine ounces, the Micropuff won’t get wetted out, has high loft retention, and made it through 1,000 washes unscathed. That’s saying something. [$299, patagonia.com]
The First Light’s perks start at the top, with a sleek, low-profi le hood that fi ts easily beneath a helmet. The Primaloft Silver-insulated jacket also boasts panels of blended Merino wool in targeted areas for added wicking and breathability, so wearers can climb, descend, and repeat in comfort. [$230, blackdiamondequipment.com]
Using Merino-based Core Construction technology, Voormi rolls out this highly wind- and water-resistant jacket, which can also be worn alone in mild conditions. The Inversion sports two internal gear pockets, chest pocket with headphone port, and a relaxed fit that’s happy on and off the slopes. [$499, voormi.com]
More of an insulated outerwear type of guy? Look no further than this round up.
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