Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Hybrid

Best for the Backcountry

Backcountry skiing requires a jacket that fits snugly when you're trekking but insulates when you're deep in powder. This one does just that, thanks to its dual-fabric design: Moisture-prone areas have a membrane with pores that open and close according to temperature; everywhere else a woven layer releases extra heat. Together they make for a shell that adapts. [$349; blackdiamondequipment.com]