Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Marmot Aegis Jacket

This 14-ounce shell is equally at home on the trail or around town, thanks to its reliable weatherproofing, performance features, and plush niceties.

This 14-ounce shell is equally at home on the trail or around town, thanks to its reliable weatherproofing (taped seams and Membrain Strata fabric), performance features (pit zips and an adjustable hood), and plush niceties (soft, fuzzy, DriClime-lined collar and cuffs). One tester wore it spring skiing at Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin, “The wind really picked up on the chairlift and I was ready for a miserable ride.

After closing pit zips and cinching down the hood though, I was able to keep body heat in and stay comfortable for the rest of the way.” The jacket is roomy in the shoulders so it won’t hold you back, and adjustable elastic drawstring helps keep wearers warm and nasty weather out. $150; s-xxl; 14 oz.; marmot.com