This jacket's soft, stretchy Pertex Shield fabric doesn't get crinkly in the cold, like many waterproof/breathables do.
It's light and packable enough for year-round use, and testers loved it for spring skiing, because the hood stashes neatly into the collar, where it doesn't flap around or form an uncomfortable roll around the neck. Women's model is the Reflexa. $159; 11.8 oz. (w's medium); men's S-XXL, women's XS-XL; orgear.com
Fall Gear Guide: Hardshells