I love the snow, hate the cold, and used to believe that I was a little high-maintenance… until I slipped into the Chaos. One of the toastiest jackets I’ve ever owned, this baby is perfect for those chilly Ridge days. It’s waterproof and wind resistant, while still remaining semi-breathable. Plus, it’s super light—weighing in at a scant 21.3 oz., the Chaos gives you all the warmth without making you look like a marshmallow. On my last jacket, the tiny hood drove me nuts, but the hood on the Chaos jacket is big enough to fit over my ski helmet—a big thumbs up for those wind-whipping runs. Its roomy internal stash pockets and sassy pink color are just the icing on a super-warm cake. Available at Northern Lights. $260; outdoorresearch.com.