Stay warm, stay cool, and stay out with the year’s top new layers.
Someday, we’ll all wear a single layer that insulates in subfreezing temps, repels driving rain and wind, cools us in the heat, wears like iron, and never stinks. But that day is not today. Until then, we recommend the winners of our 2015 apparel test. We selected these standouts from 100-plus candidates that saw eight months of abuse from Washington’s Cascades to New Hampshire’s White Mountains. For now, consider this your new suit of armor—dessert not included.