The North Face Thermoball Jacket

Just because you need to pack light, doesn't mean you have to be cold as a result. With The North Face Thermoball Jacket ($200) you get an easily-packable outer layer with the insulating capabilities of a much thicker coat. It features Thermoball synthetic insulation that can be easily compacted, allowing the jacket to stow in its own pocket, while still retaining the insulating properties of down. The jacket is available in a range of colors to suit your style, with two hand pockets, elastic binding at the cuffs, and a cinch-cord at the hem.