Outfitter: Trial Run, Ibex Women's Cirque


Don’t be fooled by the Cirque’s sleek, sexy-little-number demeanor; this wool-blend jacket is a hardy, pit-zipped shell that stands up to hardcore pursuits beautifully. It’s made from a new fabric, Schoeller Skifans, which combines supersoft merino wool with Lycra for stretch and a Teflon prefinish for abrasion and wind resistance. The tight-knit stretch fabric blocked the wind and kept me dry and comfortable as I battled the East’s typical spring mix of snow and sleet.

$198/Ibex Outdoor Clothing/802-457-9900/www.ibexwear.com