At $250 and beyond, shells offer all the tech specs and brand-name fabrics as their $200 brethren, but in a lighter package. Thanks to its incredibly breathable eVent DVL fabric, this nine-ounce jacket is the Ferrari of spring shells: light, aerodynamic, and built for those who want to move fast. If you set your watch to mountain time, the Focus LT Hoody is for you. [$280;]