Sherpa Adventure Gear Manaslu

Best for Hiking

This versatile, lightweight layer proved unmatched on hikes and bouldering trips. Essentially an insulated vest with softshell sleeves, it's filled with PrimaLoft One microfibers in the torso and has thin, stretchy arms. It's tough enough for the trail but has the fit and flexibility to reach high holds on the pitch. Plus, the lack of bulk in the arms makes it ideal for layering. [$170; sherpaadventuregear.com]