"I only have one jacket, and it's all I need," said no true outdoorsman ever. First off, you always have your basics: the surprisingly effective windproof jacket that more often than not looks like it was created from the remnants of a heavy-duty trash bag; the cozy and warmth-inducing fleece, once sported only by nature junkies but now worn by every man, woman, and child under the age of 25; the obnoxiously stiff rain jacket; and, of course, the parka (although admittedly it's more of a coat than a jacket). Yet although these four classic pieces often seem to be the core of every outwear collection, the softshell jacket is quickly establishing its place in the closet and (to no one's surprise) one of the best softshells comes from Arc'teryx. Wind and water resistant with an inner fleece layer, the Gamma MX Hoody offers protection from the elements like no other jacket in its class. Its flexible material paired with its brimmed, helmet-compatible Stormhood™ makes it the ideal spring and fall jacket for athletes like bikers and climbers who aren't scared of a little wind and rain.