With an insane "fog" color scheme only Kanye could love, the Patagonia Special Edition Down Sweater ($275) is a loud way to keep warm this winter. Stuffed with 900-fill-power European goose down, this zip-up is half the weight of its normal counterpart, and also features Deluge DWR water-repellent coating on the ripstop nylon exterior, three zippered pockets, a drawcord hem, and elastic cuffs to keep out the cold, which may or may not be necessary depending on how likely you are to wear the thing in public.
Named after one of the first humans created by the god Odin according to Norwegian folklore, Helly Hansen's new Ask line is its most modern and upscale collection yet. The Helly Hansen Ask CIS Sailing Jacket ($450) is a perfect example, built from PU-coated cotton that feels like Hansen's original 1877 waterproof fabrics, and pairs its white or black outer with a removable, quilted inner vest, ocean-ready high collar, and antique metal fasteners. Perfect for the modern viking, and no, we don't mean those idiots in the Capital One commercials.
Springtime storms can crop up at a moment's notice, so stay prepared with the Penfield Pacjac 35th Anniversary Jacket ($130). Created to honor the company's 35th anniversary, this remake of the original Pac-Jac is made from 100% wind- and water-resistant nylon, and features an adjustable hem and hood, a waist cinch, a vented back section, a special anniversary zip pull, and a design that allows it to pack into its own front pocket, letting you avoid the dreaded "jacket tied around the waist to hide spontaneous boners" look.