On the island of Svalbard, you'll find more polar bears than people and no sunlight for half the year, which means it's frickin' cold most of the time. If you're planning on braving these sorts of climes, or even just venturing out into the New England or Midwestern winter, bundling up in the Jack Wolfskin Svalbard II Men's Down Jacket isn't a turrible idea. Packed full of 700 fill down and just technical enough to handle life in the mountains, the Svalbard's at home almost anywhere you go and has an additional layer of Microguard Maxloft synthetic insulation to increase heat retention and keep moisture at bay, so a sprinkle doesn't turn your jacket into a cold and soggy mess. The Svalbard's made from Wolfskin's Airgrid polyester, a light but strong fabric that prevents down from leaking out but packs down easily when you're not wearing the jacket. Articulated elbows help you move smoothly, even through the jacket's thick puff, and internal cuffs and a drawcord hem seal in heat and keep drafts outside where they belong. The Svalbard comes complete with a stuff sack for easy packing, and has three pockets that provide convenient stash locations for phones, snacks, and whatever else you need when you're out and about.