Layered under a shell for a midwinter freeze or alone over a base layer on sunny spring days, the 650-fill down Aria vest helps Mom control her body temperature, so no weather—warm or cold—will force her off the hill. And despite its light weight (9.5 oz), it’s packed with features like lined pockets and stormproof zippers. $135; outdoorresearch.com
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