The lightest, driest, deepest snow often shows up when the temperatures dip. For days when the snow is just too good to stay home there’s the Patagonia Insulated Powder Bowl Jacket. Made from tough, lightweight polyester and built around a 2-layer Gore-Tex membrane, the Powder Bowl’s combines weatherproof protection with modern styling. The insulated Powder Bowl comes complete with Patagonia’s Thermogreen synthetic insulation (100g in the body, 60g in the hood and sleeves) provides a layer of warmth for single-digit days without weighing you down or making it impossible to move. Patagonia designed the Powder Bowl jacket with 2-Layer Gore-Tex. While slightly less resistant to abrasion than 3-Layer Gore-Tex, 2-Layer is more supple, more flexible, and the fabric tends to be quieter. And, as always, Gore-Tex means guaranteed waterproof and guaranteed breathable, so you can handle anything that nature throws your way without feeling moist and clammy. The main body fabric is 150D polyester, which is both durable and soft to the touch. The removable, helmet-compatible, two-way-adjustable hood has a laminated visor for optimal visibility in bad conditions. Patagonia’s patented Touch Point System embeds the cord locks in the hood and hem for quick adjustment. Patagonia also equipped the Powder Bowl with a sleek, low-profile powder skirt that stays in place whether secured or not. The powder skirt also features a loop of nylon webbing that connects to any Patagonia Snow pants to form a single powder barrier. The Powder Bowl jacket’s fit is relaxed for easy layering on extra-cold days. A slew of pockets keep your stuff (everything from climbing skins to your MP3 player) safe and secure while you lap the chair or a favorite backcountry shot, and zippered underarm vents make it easy to dump heat when you need to.