If you’re looking for winter protection without a lot of bulk, the Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody ($299) is for you. Patagonia says it’s the best warmth for weight winter jacket they’ve ever built. It provides down-like warmth with a revolutionary PlumaFill synthetic insulation. The insulation is feather light and completely compressible. Allowing you to pack this jacket in a small pouch you can throw in your backpack. The nylon ripstop Pertex Shell is water-resistant and blocks wind and snow. Additional features include an under-the-helmet hood, elasticized cuffs and hem, and two welted zippered handwarmer pockets.
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