The Patagonia Performance Straight Fit Denim Pant for men is a comfortable and stylish pant for around town that can also be used for excursions. The weather-resistance qualities make this suited for some outdoor wear, but we don’t recommend this denim pant for intense outdoor activities in the elements.
The Outdoor Research Cirque Softshell Pant for men is a durable active-use pant for all-seasons. The pant may not fit all body types, but the mobility and breathable material make it a good choice for outdoor adventures in cool temperatures.
The Patagonia Micro Puff Hooded Insulated Jacket for men has an incredible weight-to-warmth ratio for a synthetic jacket. Its thin materials, however, mean this jacket needs to be cared for gently or used solely as a mid-layer.
The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hooded Jacket for men is simply designed and well-built, providing a durable and breathable option for for outdoor activities. The jacket is a good choice for high-output aerobic activities and serving as a mid-layer in colder climates.
The Arc’teryx Beta AR Jacket for men is an extremely durable 4-season hardshell that provides reliable protection from the elements in all conditions. The comfort, combined with extreme-weather protection, make this a top choice for serious outdoor adventurers who can afford this high priced item.
The Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover for men is popular and timeless. While its lack of weather-resistance makes it unsuited to be worn as an outer layer in wet or windy conditions, its cozy construction makes it a terrific mid-layer. And, of course, its classic stylish design is great for around town.
The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Jacket for men provides solid mid-layer warmth at a minimal weight. While there are warmer down jackets on the market, few provide so many features with such little weight, making the Ghost Whisperer a nice choice for outdoor adventures in moderate to cool weather.
The Arc’teryx Alpha SV for men is one of the most durable, heavy-duty, warm, and long-lasting hard shells on the market. If you are an extreme adventurer in consistently cold climates, we recommend this pricey jacket due to the protection, durability, and all-weather-proof qualities.
The Marmot Minimalist Jacket for men is a good choice for a sturdy, weather-resistant, and comfortable jacket, featuring a substantial and adjustable hood, and waterproof specifications. The heavier weight compared to ultralight jackets and lack of breathability make this not ideal for intense aerobic activities.
The North Face Apex Bionic 2 Softshell Jacket for men is a decent choice for those needing a moderately-protective jacket, without worrying about style or intense activity. The weather-resistance, pockets, comfort, available colors, and layering ability make this a good choice for casual use, with the non-adjustable wrist closures and lack of breathability making it not the top choice for prolonged outdoor use.