Introducing this year's Best Buy Award Winner - the Mountain Hardwear Torsun Jacket. This is an attractive hardshell with great lines, colors, and many features (comfort and functional). Not only that, but it packs down to the size of a cantaloupe and only weights 15.15 ounces. With a price tag of just $350, this is for the shopper looking for high value at a low price. It boasts an incredibly versatile and mobile fabric due to the permeable Dry.Q.Elite membrane that allows moisture to escape immediately (before turning into water vapor), while simultaneously keeping the heat inside.
The Mountain Hardwear Torsun - Women's, which rings up at $350, faced some steep competition for the Best Buy award. In fact, the Outdoor Research Clairvoyant (Top Pick for Lightweight Design), was a contender for the Best Buy Award, pricing in at just $325, but the Torsun beat it out for its higher level of versatility. You can wear this jacket everywhere except for multi-day severe weather situations. For that, check out our Top Pick for Mountain Expeditions, the Arc'teryx Alpha SV Jacket - Women's (which has a much heftier price tag). So, if you're in the market for a cute jacket that boasts breathable fabrics, versatility, and a lightweight design, you've come to the right place!