It’s a sweater disguised as a techy jacket. The stealthy Ninja is a sixty-percent Merino fullzip with a touch of nylon and acrylic for added stretch and wicking. Ribbed side panels promise a flattering silhouette, and a DWR coating makes this versatile layer wind- and water-resistant, too. [$200, smartwool.com]
A Merino Polyester blend makes this simple layer the ideal companion in variable conditions, as the Merino promises stink-free warmth and wicking while the polyester adds enough give to keep you moving with ease. The slim cut, extended length, thumbholes, and cowl-neck collar ratchet up the cute factor. [$120, scott-sports.com]
This nifty midlayer was designed to be the ultimate layer for high-exertion efforts, with stretch grid-fleece technology combined with stretch double weave where maximum breathability is needed. It’s so efficient, it thinks it’s a jacket. Slide into the Respirator for all of your skiing, hiking, and climbing endeavors. [$130, thenorthface.com]
The supple, wind-resistant Toril uses a stitchless quilting technique that ensures a seamless fit and a warmth that’s not disturbed by pesky air pockets. Lady rippers will love the flattering fit with stretch-fabric mapping, hand gaiters with thumbholes, handy back zipper pocket, and fun color pops. [$150, karitraa.com]
Four excellent options to act as an extra warm layer when skiing, or light jackets for early-season training.
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