Winter's first snowfall incites a childlike frenzy of embarrassing impatience and greed that can only be satisfied with one thing: more snow. The designers of Patagonia's PowSlayer Jacket are right there with you. From the 3-layer Gore-Tex shell to the essentials-only, no-frills design, the PowSlayer was made to get first tracks all season long. The eco-friendly recycled face fabric is deceptively heavy duty and can take an accidental brush with a tree branch when you're skiing behind your friend that can't stand to stay on designated trails. Plus, on top of the already waterproof nature of Gore-Tex, the PowSlayer's outer shell is also treated with DWR to easily brush off the fattest of snowflakes and withstand the soggiest of spring storms. Underarm zips release steam when your boot packing your way to the top, and the athletic fit leaves ample room for layering in single digit weather so no summit has to be left unconquered.