The Norrona Falketind PrimaLoft 60 Insulated Jacket for men is a breathable, stretchy, and comfortable jacket that can be used as a stand-alone layer in dry and moderately-cold conditions, or for a mid-insulating-layer in colder weather. Despite not being weather-protective enough to withstand both very cold, wet, and windy conditions, this jacket can efficiently bead up water and is quick-drying after getting wet. This jacket would be a good option for activities in a wide range of temperatures due to the breathability and mobility offered.
The Marmot Alassian Featherless Jacket for men is a warm, adjustable, and durable option that is well-suited for various weather and layering to adjust to the specific conditions. Despite lacking pockets and Velcro closures for tightening, the warmth, layering ability, and tough outer fabric makes this a suitable choice for tough terrain and inclement weather.
The Mountain Hardwear Glacier Guide Down Parka for men is a durable, weather-protective, and warm jacket that is well-suited for those who want a heavy-duty parka for very cold temperatures. The warmth is provided by 650-fill down, windproof technology, and a helmet-compatible hood. Despite being a heavier weight and lacking waterproofing, this jacket is a great choice for cold climates.
The Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Down Parka for men is a warm, waterproof, and durable option that is well-suited for those who want a heavy-duty jacket for extreme environments. Despite not being the most packable and having a high price point, the high-quality material and construction justify the cost. This is an extremely warm, functional, and weather-protective 6,000 meter jacket.
The Marmot Avant Featherless Hoody for men is a synthetic, compressible, and durable layer that is well-suited for a variety of conditions. Despite not being the most breathable, this jacket works well in a wide range of temperatures, and can be used for active use. This is a great jacket for any adventure due to the weather protection, warmth for the weight, and mobility.
The Patagonia Stretch Nano Storm Insulated Jacket for men is a weatherproof, adjustable, and ideal warmth-to-weight jacket that combines moderate breathability with full protection. Even though it is not the most breathable jacket for intense activities, it is relatively breathable when compared to other waterproof insulating layers on the market. The combination of a functional hood that is helmet-compatible coupled with waterproof and windproof fabric makes this a great choice for those who value weather protection and breathability for intense activities.
The Canada Goose Lodge Down Jacket for men is a warm, stylish, and comfortable insulating-layer option that is great for dry and cold conditions. The uniquely-made insulation makes it great for temperature regulation, while the fit allows you to layer underneath, letting you wear this jacket in many climates. While some concerns about durability have been raised, this jacket is widely beloved by most owners.
The Mountain Hardwear StretchDown Hooded Jacket for men is a warm and stretchy down jacket that utilizes various features to seal in heat, like adjustable cuffs and hem, stitch-free baffles, and durable exterior fabric. Even though this jacket isn’t the most breathable and easily wets out in precipitation, the combination of warmth and mobility make this a nice layering option for active adventures.
The Mountain Hardwear Nilas Down Jacket for men is a very good down jacket with a nice warmth-to-weight ratio, providing versatility and good cold weather protection. Despite not being the warmest down jacket and having some zipper issues, it does provide good warmth while remaining relatively lightweight. It has ample storage options and packs down small, allowing you to easily bring it as a layering option during cold weather adventures.
The North Face Mountain Sweatshirt 2.0 Full-Zip Hoodie for men is a stylish and warm option. The lack of water-resistance and some issues with pilling will deter some, but for those who want a comfortable and stylish jacket for layering underneath a shell or wearing alone on dry days, this is a good choice.