The Arc’teryx Delta LT Zip-Neck Fleece Pullover for men is a versatile, stylish, and high-quality option that works well as a mid-layer or baselayer for layering. Despite many reports of the fit being shorter and boxier than previous years, if you find a fit that works for you, this pullover can provide ample warmth and comfort during very cold conditions.
The Arc’teryx Alpha Composite Pant for men is a versatile, lightweight, and breathable pant that is well-suited for those who want a comfortable and mobile option. However, the lack of durability and the fit issues will be concerning for some. If you frequently are in tough terrain and need a rip-proof pant, then this isn’t the best choice for you. However, if you want moderate weather-resistance and need a highly-breathable pant, then this could be the pant you’re looking for.
The 686 Smarty 3-in-1 Form Jacket for men is a high-quality, waterproof, and comfortable jacket to wear all-day-long on the mountain. Despite not being as thick as some hoped and the material being a bit clingy, the jacket provides weather protection and warmth for a thinner jacket. Although many users like the fit, it might be too tight in the sleeves for climbing functionality.
The Western Mountaineering Flight Down Pant for men is a warm, comfortable, and lightweight option. Despite not being the most durable, the combination of breathability and high-loft down makes for a decently ventilated and comfortable pant that provides impressive warmth. This down pant is expensive, but is worth the price if you frequently are outside during very cold temperatures.
The Western Mountaineering Flash XR Down Jacket for men is a jacket that was designed to be warm and comfortable, but unfortunately has many design flaws that limit the functionality. The fit and the sizing is way off for many users, with numerous reports of fitting poorly and limited convenience. In addition, there are relatively no performance features, it lacks adjustability in places for customization of fit, and is expensive. This jacket might not be the best for anyone who wants to look good, layer their clothes, or spend ample time outside.
The Volcom L Gore-Tex Jacket for men is a durable, weatherproof, and lightweight option that combines protection with comfort. Despite lacking enough insulation to use as a stand-alone layer in cold conditions, this is a good choice for versatility, layering, weather protection, and all-day comfort.
The North Face Purist Jacket for men is a durable, protective, and long-lasting jacket that is easily-layerable for a variety of conditions. Despite the length being a bit too long for some users, if you can find the right fit, this jacket will provide ample weather protection. The 3-layer Gore-Tex construction and the functionality have created a jacket that is suitable for all-day on the mountain.
The North Face Morph Down Jacket for men is a versatile, lightweight, and comfortable layering option that can be used in a variety of weather conditions. The high-fill down provides ample warmth to use as a stand-alone layer or for layering on days where there is precipitation. This jacket might not fit all users comfortably, but if it does, you will have a protective, warm, and functional jacket for all-day use.
The North Face Fuse Brigandine Hooded Jacket for men is a protective, durable, and high-quality option that is suited for intense weather for skiers and snowboarders. Despite being expensive and lacking Recco reflector gear compatibility, this jacket is otherwise highly functional. This hooded jacket can protect you from all of the elements, prevent you from overheating, and hold all of your gear while you’re on the mountain.
The Pendleton Trail Shirt for men is a classic, durable, and long-lasting shirt that has a traditional style and vibe that is timeless. Despite not being available in short-sleeve and lacking color options, the trail shirt can last for many years, provides comfort while wearing, and is comprised of high-quality materials and construction.