Upgrade Green: Down for an Adventure

by Myron Mariano

Bracing for the cold temperatures? These puffy jackets will warm you up without too much bulk

Giving Back

The company behind this wind- and water-resistant jacket donates up to $0.50 for every item sold to the Paldorje Education Fund. The fund provides scholarships to Nepal’s impoverished Sherpa children.
Sherpa Adventure Gear Vajra Jacket, sherpaadventuregear.com

Winter Warmth

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The very-packable Wool Aire Hoody jacket stays warm even when it’s wet. It’s made of 100 percent recycled nylon lining and 88 percent recycled rip stop poly.
Ibex Wool Aire Hoody, $350, ibex.com

Smart Beginnings

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PrimaLoft, Patagonia’s supplier of synthetic insulation, is an adopter of the bluesign system of sustainable textile production. This system eliminates the addition and use of non-sustainable substances during the production cycle.
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket, $199, patagonia.com

Goes Anywhere

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An ideal pick for climbing and hiking during the winter, prAna’s Lasser jacket features a flattering cut and an adjustable cinch on the hood and the hem.
Prana Lasser Jacket, $159, prana.com

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