The Patagonia M10 Jacket ($400) offers protection against alpine weather conditions without the restrictions. Designed with waterproof and windproof nylon ripstop, this lightweight, 3-layer hardshell will keep you warm and dry even in torrential rain. Other cold-weather protection includes a 3-way-adjustable hood, microfleece-lined neck and chin, watertight zippers, exterior left-chest pocket and more.