Not only is today’s outerwear light, tough, waterproof and breathable, it continues to incorporate ever more useful design elements made with outdoorsfolk in mind.
RIVER SALT JACKET
$419, Patagonia, www.patagonia.com
Key features: Rugged four-layer shell, made with polyester microfibre H2No wader fabric; two front fly-box pockets; waterproof, corrosion-resistant zipper; watertight cuffs.
The promise: “For the most challenging conditions.”