Most people don’t think a hood on a vest is necessary—sort of like screen doors on a battleship. To the contrary, however, I found the hood on the Whisper Hoodie Vest delightful. I wore the vest for a week straight as a base layer, gym cover up, and a just plain stylish layer when heading out on the town. I like that it's slim and trim compared to most insulated vests or jackets, making it flattering instead of overstuffed. It even includes a tiny stuff sack in the pocket, making this vest the smallest and easiest thing to pack for trips. It’s ideal for keeping warm and your arms free for some serious cross-country skiing, too. The cute interior pattern will add a little splash to your style. $150; isisforwomen.com.