Sierra Designs Super Stratus
Credit: Photograph by Victor Prado

The knock on the down puffy used to be that it was useless when it was wet. Not here. Sierra Designs' 800-fill DriDown – chemically treated down – keeps its loft and insulating properties even when soggy. That means the Super Stratus is mobile and protective enough to wear as a top layer on the hill. [$279; sierradesigns.com]