Spring Gear: Merrell Softshell

Having mastered technology at

the ground level, footwear wiz Merrell has set its sights higher by launching an outerwear line. The softshell Ever Jacket ($119) suits a wide range of conditions, key for spring use. It’s light enough to wear solo on a corn-snow day but can be easily layered under a shell when the spring Sierra squalls blow in. It’s also admirably comfortable for athletic wear. For more information, visit