The Enclosure’s water-resistant shell is made from recycled materials. Its PrimaLoft fill provides warmth whether it’s wet or dry and remains compressible enough to stash in your pack. Mesh panels under the arms provide good ventilation and vent your pit funk. Plus: Roomy inside pockets hold goggles and other essentials. Minus: The hood is a tight fit over a helmet.
We love puffy jackets. We just wish they didn’t make us feel so, well, puffy. Therein lies the brilliance of Patagonia’s new barely there Nano pullover ($150). Three ounces lighter than Patagonia’s Down Sweater—a SKI staff favorite we were sure would never be unseated—the Nano’s synthetic PrimaLoft insulation retains heat even when wet. The wind- and moisture-resistant polyester shell is 100 percent recycled material and recyclable through Patagonia’s Common Threads program.