Sometimes feeling puffy can be cute. This is a windproof, water-resistant jacket with a center front zipper and a wicking interior storm flap. Two zippered handwarmer pockets and a zippered internal chest pocket that doubles as a stuffsack with a reinforced carabiner clip-in loop. Under-the-helmet hood construction is light and simple. Drawcord-adjustable drop-tail hem seals in warmth.
Shell and lining: 1.4-oz 22-denier 100% recycled polyester with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Insulation: 60-g PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Eco 100% polyester (55% post-consumer recycled content).
Patagonia is the holy grail, started-it-all Sustainability Guru. In the '90s they were the first outdoor clothing brand to manufacture fabric from recycled plastic bottles. Since then, they've pioneered some of the most innovative eco materials and sustainable production methods in the world. Bow down.
Regular-fitting technical garments may be worn over heavier midlayers.