These versatile options can be used as wet-season jackets and base layers come ski season.
When you hit the trails this fall, be ready for changes in the weather by packing a light but warm water-resistant jacket. These versatile options can also be used as base layers come ski season and are stylish enough to wear around town.
Outdoor Research Baja Down Pullover ($249 at outdoorresearch.com). Don’t give up your hoodie just because it’s getting colder. This new, locally designed pullover has the same casual looks with 800-fill down and a 100 percent nylon shell. In men’s and women’s styles and sizes.
REI Co-op Screeline Hybrid Pullover ($100 at REI). With sporty-cool looks and multiple venting options, this locally designed fleece and nylon jacket can go anywhere. It has a partial front zip, side drawstrings, extra-long fleece sleeves and UPF 50 sun protection. In women’s sizes XS–3X.
Helly Hansen Lifaloft Propile Vest ($175 at Helly Hansen, downtown, and hellyhansen.com). Sport this sleek piece on the trails (or at the kids’ soccer games or the grocery store) now, and under a ski shell later. Packed with technology, its fibers trap more heat with less bulk, making it great for layering over or under other pieces. In women’s sizes with three color options.
Eddie Bauer Fluxlite Stretch Jacket ($179 at eddiebauer.com). You’ll wear this locally designed, breathable, insulated, water-resistant jacket nearly year-round. The stretch material provides ease of movement, and a slim cut makes it easy to layer. In men’s and women’s styles and sizes.
Arc’teryx Gaea Jacket ($199 at Arc’teryx, downtown, and arcteryx.com). Minimalist and functional, this Vancouver-designed jacket was made for performance. It provides insulation and wind and water protection, while remaining sleek and breathable. Rear stash pockets, thumbholes and reflective blades on the back and sleeves are thoughtful added details. In women’s sizes with two color options.