When it’s cold and rainy outside there’s nothing better than synthetic insulation to keep your core temp up and your spirits bright. The North Face took all of the great wet weather qualities of traditional synthetic and mixed them with down’s lofty form factor to create a special filling for their new line of ThermoBall jackets. Along with keeping you warm when wet, it’s also just as compressible as down, making it easy to cram into a corner of your pack—don’t leave this one at home! ($199, thenorthface.com)
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