The North Face's Thermoball Hooded Insulated Jacket stands up to nearly everything the elements will throw at it. Using Primaloft's Thermoball Insulation, the jacket retains heat and packs down just like a down jacket would. However it can also continue to retain warmth if the insulation gets wet, something that down jackets can fail to do in the same situation. Acting as a great layering piece, the jacket hugs your torso thanks to the athletic fit allowing it to easily layer underneath a waterproof shell jacket if you're spending the day at the ski resort. Treated with a durable water resistant coating, the jacket also sheds light rain and snow in case the weather starts to turn on you while you're enjoying a hike on a spring morning. If the weather happens to turn warm instead, it can be packed away in its hand pocket and easily stored in a backpack.