By Scott Packard
on 9.24.12
Photo by Columbia

Winter’s thrills are already starting to winnow their way into your thoughts — days of hitting the slopes and nights on the town après-ski. Columbia’s Lhotse Mountain II Interchange Jacket ($240) has you covered for both activities, pairing a waterproof, breatheable shell and an inner insulating layer that can also be worn separately. In the steep and deep, the pair of garments — with fairly technical features including 20,000mm-rated waterproof fabric, a detachable hood, an adjustable powder skirt and a drawcord hem — will keep you warm and dry. Apart, the waterproof shell makes a great workout cover-up to fend off autumn or spring showers, while the lightweight insulated lining stands up to the brisk chill of an early morning dog walk or a pub crawl around Aspen.

Five color choices, a myriad of pockets for media and goggles and a removable hood for hitting the ville make the Lhotse II appealing to both hardcore winter sportsmen and casual aficionados. Columbia fills the inner layer with recycled material for insulation, topping off versatility with a nod to environmental impact.

Buy Now: $240

ADVENTURE IS ONE CLICK AWAY

Subscribe to GP for a daily dose of the best in gear, adventure, design, tech and culture. 5pm sharp.

FILED UNDER