Comfort Goldilocks would dig this not-too-hot, not-too-cold Montane hybrid layer. It has body-mapped PrimaLoft Gold insulation (very packable and light for its warmth) on the upper torso, shoulders, and the top of the hood with more breathable stretch fleece everywhere else.The two-way, ¾-length zip can open from the bottom, which lets you dump heat while keeping your face covered. “The ventilation in this jacket frees me up from having to constantly change layers,” says one backcountry ski guide.
Fit Advantages of a cut this trim: It layers well and the form-fitting sleeves don’t snag when bashing through thickets. One IFMGA mountain guide, who wore the pullover on three tours along the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, liked the tapered torso with a low-profile waist. It tucked snugly under his harness, but he says the wrist material is too bulky to fit under glove cuffs. m’s S-XXL