This top-loader was designed specifically for the rigors of ski mountaineering. That focus on durability shines in the fabric – a tough nylon treated to be air permeable and shuck off snow and sleet. The light frame moves along with your torso, but it can also be removed when you don't need it. [$325; arcteryx.com]
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