Strata Flex Jacket $225
The Strata Flex combines lightweight insulation with extremely high breathabilit y with stretch panels and a shell into a remarkably versatile jacket that functions equally well as a mid- or outer-layer. The shell blocks wind and sheds light precipitation, the underarm and side panels dump heat while it provides core warmth with an unprecedented level of breathabilit y. The cut is slim and layers well while generous stretch keeps the jacket from riding up out of a harness. Two hand pockets store essentials, and thumb loops in the cuff keep your wrists warm. The range of conditions this jacket works in is hard to comprehend: where previously you would shed layers, the Strata Flex just seems to breathe more. The thoughtful combination of fabrics and climber-friendly design makes this a standout piece for year-round use.