The Columbia Heavenly Hooded Jacket for women is a stylish, warm, and soft option that will keep you comfortable during all-day walks or strolling around town. Despite lacking breathability for use during intense outdoor activities, this jacket is versatile enough to wear on the trails or in a city, providing weather protection, soft materials, and easy layering abilities.
The Marmot Featherless Hooded Insulated Jacket for women is a versatile, protective, and stylish option for a variety of situations and weather conditions. With the ability to use this jacket as a mid-layer in cold conditions or as a stand-alone during the shoulder seasons, this jacket provides ample protection, insulation, and warmth for a variety of activities and climates.
The Arc’teryx Atom SL Hooded Jacket is a lightweight, weather-resistant, and highly-mobile jacket that can serve as a layering option in various conditions or climates. Despite being expensive and not providing the most warmth or protection, this jacket isn’t designed to be a stand-alone layer in extreme conditions. Instead, it was created for a variety of activities, versatility in numerous conditions, and the ability to layer comfortably.
The Arc’teryx Atom AR Hooded Insulated Jacket for women is a versatile, warm, and functional jacket that is well-suited for those who want an extremely warm and weather-resistant layering option. Despite being expensive and too heavy/non-ventilated for extremely intense activities, this jacket could be a good choice for those who perform low-intensity and longer outdoor activities in cold weather. Providing warmth, layering functionality, and a mobile fit, this jacket can work well for most outdoor adventurers.
The Outdoor Research Ascendant Insulated Hoody for women is a functional, lightweight, and weather-resistant hoody that works well for layering in various conditions. This hoody can be used as a stand-alone layer in temperatures down to about 40 degrees Fahrenheit, but also works well in colder temperatures as a mid-layer. Despite lacking some adjustability, this hoody provides breathability, heat and moisture regulation, and comfortable inside fabric.
The North Face Thermoball Hooded Insulated Jacket for women is a compressible, wind-resistant, and comfortable layering option that utilizes synthetic insulation to provide warmth even when wet. The ability to easily pack this jacket makes it a good choice for layering on cold days, since you can easily wear this under a shell. This jacket isn’t as cozy as others on the market, and its breathability is only average, but for a synthetic layer, this is a solid choice.
The Patagonia Nano-Air Light Hybrid Insulated Jacket shines in high-output activities in cold weather because of its highly breathable back panel and warm front. Designed to be lightweight and flexible for lots of movement, the jacket is comfortable and easy to layer under other jackets. The Nano-Air Light Hybrid shines for its odor resistance, front panel water resistance, and comfort, but it may not be the best choice for someone looking for a do-it-all jacket. For what it does, however, this jacket does it very well.
The Patagonia Micro Puff Insulated Jacket for women is exceedingly lightweight and packable, offering surprising warmth for its 8 ounces. It is a great piece for layering, fitting well under rain shells and works with under layers for more warmth. Sizing is the biggest issue with the Micro Puff, as many users have found that the slim cut does not accommodate those with larger hips or chests, so it is highly recommended that buyers try it on before purchasing. For those that find the right fit, this is a reliable and warm although somewhat minimalist layer that focuses on lightness and packability, although still achieving some water resistance and thoughtful features.
Marmot’s Featherless Insulated Jacket for women is a synthetic fill, trim cut jacket that will keep you warm through mixed conditions. You can add a layer underneath, top with a shell or wear on its own. If it gets wet, it will still provide warmth, and when the sun comes out, it will dry quickly. This jacket is meant to emulate 700 fill down, and it does just that.
The North Face Ventrix Hooded Insulated Jacket for women is a comfortable, versatile, multi-season jacket for all kinds of mountain activities. The unique ventilation system dumps heat while you’re working and seals up to hold heat in when you stop. This jacket can be worn on its own in warm and moderately cold weather, and fits easily under or over other layers as needed. Zip pockets hold your valuables, so you can head straight to the pub or cafe in style before or after your hike, ski, climb or walk around town.