Best Jacket for Resort Skiing: Powderhorn Powderride

One of the first jackets to take advantage of a new four-way-stretch Gore-Tex fabric, this goose-down-insulated shell proved ideal for a chilly week at Vail. It is warm enough for windy lift rides, breathes well, and moves fluidly when bombing steep, deep runs. [$750; powderhornworld.com]