Mountain Hardwear Backcountry Recon
By stripping their popular Recon Jacket of all non-essentials (do you really need that welded-on radio pocket?), Mountain Hardwear has birthed the 18-ounce Backcountry Recon. With a roll-away hood, taped seams, and sleek, watertight pit zips, it has everything you need and nothing more. It's also made of Mountain Hardwear's proprietary Conduit SL laminate, which is exceptionally breathable and almost impervious to pine trees-so don't hesitate to take it out-of-bounds.