This color says Doublemint gum but the construction screams spring tour. Two types of Schoeller Dryskin provide enough stretch for easy mobility while touring, and the fleece collar cinches tight without tangling up your ponytail. Which is more than we can say about chewing gum. $280; cloudveil.com.
So old-school it’s new. The Salv is made from synthetic base-layer materials, meaning it breathes better than your JV crew team sweatshirt. And with those orange racing stripes on the arms, you could pass as a Harlem Globetrotters walk-on (minus the ball skills). $120; hellyhansen.com.
Sure, you’ll look like an inmate at Sing Sing, but the fleecy interior and waterproof shell of this zip hoody will have your back – whether you’re hiking the park or running from the hounds. $120; sessions.com.
The least techy – and cheapest – of these jackets, this military-style coat’s quilted canvas and jersey-lined hood make it far comfier than your standard flak jacket. But even though the nylon-cotton exterior is DWR-coated, it’s better suited for bar-hopping than storm skiing. Or, for that matter, parachuting into a war zone. $64; planetearthskate.com.
Tipping the scale at a waifish eight ounces, this shell is as cumbersome as dental floss. Sporting waterproof-breathable two-way stretch material and fully taped seams, it protects well against graupel and sleet, but won’t fight the gum disease gingivitis. $180; columbia.com.