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Gear Type: Down Jackets
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
Award: Budget Pick 2016
The Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Hoody is stylish, loaded with pockets and hem adjustments, and strong enough to last a lifetime in the cold and wind.
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker
Award: Classic Pick 2016
Staying toasty without the added weight is the name of the ultralight down jacket game, and the Feathered Friends Eos Down Jacket performs with top marks.
Recommended For: Urban Hiker
The Eddie Bauer MicroTherm StormDown Hooded Jacket will not only hold you like a warm hug when there’s a chill, but keeps you classy around the city.
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Wilderness Backpacker
Award: Premium Pick 2016
Feather-filled, highly stylized, and unprecedented warmth for weight. The Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody is the only thing I want to wear in the morning.
Do you want to be cuddled as you walk through the forest? The Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody provides superior comfort, warmth, and looks freakin’ good.
Light, packable, and warm. The Montbell EX Light Down Anorak delivers these three ultralight backpacking essentials in spades, all with a lined kangaroo pocket and oversized hood. Cozy? You bet.
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Urban Hiker
The REI Co-Op Down Hoody is jack of all trades when it comes to keeping you warm, Michelin-man style.