It’s mid-January, which is good or bad depending where you live and what sports you play. But assuming you like to ski or snowboard, you’ve got plenty to look forward to on the slopes. And when you head into fresh powder—or just down the street in a snowstorm—you’re going to need something to help keep the cold out, the warm in, and your reputation for mad style going strong. Seems it’s time you met the Odin Isolator Hooded Jacket from Helly Hansen ($300). Shake arms.
The fact that it’s partially named after the chief god of a place known for ice and snow should tell you a lot. But if you need to know more, we’ll break it down: it’s light (16 ounces), tough (thanks to ripstop fabric) and stowable (easily compresses to shove in a backpack). No wonder this stand-alone or layering piece is a favorite of Helly’s test team, dudes and chicks we bet rip just a little harder than one of those impeccably dressed snow bunnies who never seem to actually leave the lodge.
And here’s a perk for those who can’t wait to ski or ride. The Isolator comes with a free day pass to the twin paradises of Aspen/Snowmass and Chamonix Mont-Blanc. So why hesitate? In either fiery red or ebony, this item ensures you’ll be the best-looking and warmest guy shredding pow—or simply shoveling out the driveway this winter. Get it here.