After last February’s record-low temps, it was clear I needed a warmer winter coat. Enter Patagonia’s Macro Puff. Synthetic insulation provides all the warmth I need to combat the coldest days, and a durable water-repellent finish keeps me dry in all but the heaviest dumps. If the coat does get wet, it doesn’t lose its warming properties—that’s the beauty of synthetics. Available at Uphill Pursuits, Grizzly Outfitters, Crazy Mountain Outdoors, and Round House; $400.