There are plenty of reasons to fall unreasonably in love with Eddie Bauer's MicroTherm Featherweight Hunting Jacket. For easy starters, its moss and cognac coloring is patently handsome. And despite its sub-one-pound weight, it's warm, too: In open fields and on city streets, its goose down insulation laughs in the face of punishing wind gusts, and its lightweight body is ideal for layering against the elements.
As with all its garments, Eddie Bauer employed real-world field guides to design, test, and tweak the MicroTherm before allowing it to come to market. John Burrell, president and CEO of the High Adventure Company (the top-shelf, international sporting properties company) had this to say: "Whether under a waxed cotton jacket in Argentina or a technical rain shell in British Columbia, this is one garment I never leave home without." We couldn't agree more. No extra hoopla, no smoke and mirrors, just serious warmth comfort and convenience, in an attractive package. [$199; eddiebauer.com]