Patagonia does a lot of things right. Its stuff generally fits well, performs well, and is made with more environmental consideration than most outerwear. The Better Jacket is no exception. The polyester fleece fabric looks like wool, yet wears lighter and is more breathable and waterproof. The four-pocket military styling is timeless and features such as the doubled fabric stand-up collar, internal wind flap on the zipper, and polyester brushed jersey lining keep the cold out. This piece would be perfect for pre-season shredding with a thin hoodie underneath, or you could wear it to the art gallery and not look like the guy who’s just there to drink wine and camp out by the hors d’oeuvres.