If you spend your Winter doing any sort of mountaineering sport, then I don't have to tell you how important clothing is to your safety. The North Face Radish Mid-Layer Jacket ($230) has quickly become a staple in my Winter wardrobe. This stretch-fleece hoodie dries quickly, forces moisture out, and has reinforced panels at the shoulders and hips to protect the fabric from where a backpack hits. And while it's definitely a technical piece, The North Face always manages to make things look stylish enough for a day of running errands in the city. My boyfriend was so envious of my jacket that I ended up getting him the men's version for Christmas.