For mountain-dwellers like me who reach for a tough-as-nails shell nearly every day of the year, the Trilogy is a sound investment—one that yields big returns in breathability, weather protection, and durability. Kicking steps up 800 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park with temps in the teens, I stayed dry despite zipping the brimmed hood and vents closed against 40-mph winds (credit the latest generation of Gore-Tex Pro). In milder conditions, I opened the 18-inch pit zips for instant air circulation across my entire chest. Five zippered pockets (three outside, two inside) keep gloves and sunscreen at the ready. It’s light enough for high-altitude summer backpacking, but tough enough for mid-winter ski mountaineering. Minor gripes: Fit is tight on broad shoulders and zipping up the collar requires an aggressive tug. $550; 1 lb. 1 oz. (L); m’s S-XL;milletusa.com
Trim multi-sporters who need maximum protection and durability year-round.
When Feb. to June
Where CO; 5°F to 50°F; rain, snow
“The semi-rigid brim on the adjustable hood keeps spindrift out of my eyes.”