When it comes to gear, Patagonia knows their stuff. They continue to impress us with their products and more recently with the Micro Puff Hoody. It’s an ultralight, water-resistant down alternative that will look just as good while out and about as it will while backpacking. The jacket is, just as the name suggests, puffy and looks as comfortable as it feels. The shell is treated with a durable water repellent finish that makes it water resistant and windproof, both of which are critical features when shopping for adventure gear. The filling is made of a continuous synthetic insulation material that is a wonderful down alternative. The structure allows it to pack down easily while still providing the warmth you need while out exploring, even when wet. The little details are the icing on the cake here with zippered hand warmer pockets and elasticized cuffs. Get one in black, grey, red and blue for $299.