Great as a standalone, or under a shell for when it's actively storming, the Outdoor Research Women's Ascendant Insulated Hoodie is a solid layer for beating back the elements while enjoying some cozy warmth. Midweight Active Insulation Technology provides movement-mirroring stretch, resilient weather protection, and high breathability in this do-it-all midlayer. The Pertex face fabric is wind- and water-resistant and the Polartec Alpha insulation is synthetic, so it'll maintain loft and warmth even when faced with an unexpected dose of precipitation. Thumb loops keep your sleeves stationary, and, when paired with gloves or mitts, prevent snow from getting into the interior of your jacket. Plus, the adjustable hood is compatible with most helmets, so you can enjoy some extra protection while skiing or climbing.