Staying focused on committing lines is tough when you're wet and cold, so a bomber jacket like the Patagonia Men's Untracked Jacket is more freeride necessity than luxury. The Gore Tex three layer membrane, fully taped seams, and watertight zippers keep you dry during nasty winter storms without causing sweat to build up and leave you shivering, and the Untracked's brushed polyester lining slides over mid layers and baselayers with ease. Towards the hem, the lining is especially slick to stop snow from building up, and Patagonia treated the entire outer with a DWR coating to repel water and shed snow. Not all the best lines are accessible straight from the lift, so the Untracked features underarm venting to boost airflow during ridgeline bootpacks and hard working dawn patrols. Its stretchy powder skirt interfaces with all Patagonia pants to keep snow out of your skivvies, and the hood slides over a helmet with ease and cinches down smoothly via the low profile Cohaesive cord lock system. Patagonia also hooked the Untracked up with hand, chest, sleeve, and internal pockets for all your on the hill gear, and gave it a Recco reflector as an extra layer of inbounds safety.