Canada GooseDespite the spelling, the Canada Goose Women's Hybridge Lite Down Jacket bears no resemblance to lite beers. This jacket packs a punch of warm without the weight so you'll be completely sated and not ... morestill craving more ... warmth, that is. This jacket's featherlight 10D ripstop nylon sports a quilt-through design to keep the 800-fill power down in place, and the whole thing packs into its own pocket when you're not wearing it. While the Hybridge Lite jacket weighs less than half a pound and sports a sleek profile, the real story is the insulation. The 800-fill power consists of 95% Hutterite goose down, one of the premium Canadian downs available. Hutterite down gains elite status from its incredibly dense nature: some down looks like an emaciated dust bunny, while other down (including Hutterite) is akin to a pufferfish on steriods. The bigger, puffier down creates a greater number of warm air-trapping pockets per feather, which translates into a lot of warmth and not a lot of weight. Functionality did not take a back seat to insulation in the Hybridge Lite. Side stretch panels move with you on the hike, climb, or mad dash for a taxi. A brushed collar feels soft against your neck and chin, and the insulated storm flap prevents chilly wind from slipping through zipper teeth. Stretchy cuffs with thumbholes offer extra wrist warmth and protection against a bitter breeze crawling up your arm. Whether you're backpacking in the Tetons come October or restricted to one piece of luggage for a three-week trip to the central Patagonian plateau, you'll want to have the Hybridge Lite in your arsenal of gear.