Tested: Bond National Jacket

Bond National Jacket ($290)


Key feature: An eco-friendlier, highly waterproof coating utilized with recycled fabrics.

Pros: Dave says, "It's really waterproof with good style—clean lines and subtle highlights. It fits well with an appropriate length in the body and sleeves, and there're pockets everywhere for all the gear."

Cons: "It's a little thin for all winter wear, but granted, it is a shell—you just need to layer up on cold days," Dave says.

Verdict: Dave found that "the eco-friendly waterproofing it uses does the job in snow, slush, and even rain—I wore it in a full spectrum of wintery conditions and stayed dry."

Dave Reynolds