The Cirro jacket combines helium balloon weightlessness with hot chocolate warmth. With a name that evokes the wispy lightness of cirrus clouds, this new jacket from Brooks-Range is hewn from lightweight Primaloft One, an ultra-fine synthetic microfiber insulation that maintains its warmth, even when wet. Covering this airy, warm insulation, a breathable 15-Denier ripstop Pertex shell (AKA: an ultra-light, durable, water- and wind-resistant material). To increase its moisture-thwarting ability, the shell is also treated with a DWR (durable water resistance) finish, making it one of lightest, most bombproof mid-weight jacket out there. Two roomy hand-warmer pockets, an inside zip pocket, and an outside “Napoleon” pocket ideal for a phone or iPod eschews the minimalist approach—in a good way. And since it practically swallows itself into a tiny ball, you’ve got no reason to not bring it along.
The Cirro comes in both pullover and full-zip models, in red, blue, or black. You can get an attached hood for an additional $20—but we like the non-hood models best.