By Joseph T. O’Connor EBS Managing Editor

Fall weather in Montana is as predictable as a Scorpio during a full moon. The mornings are cold, often below freezing, and the mid-day sun can heat up the air to as much as 70 degrees. It can also snow. Or rain.

IMG_8946Eddie Bauer’s Hangfire Jacket offers versatility and an ideal combination of comfort and breathability to regulate your body temperature whether you’re sipping coffee at the trailhead or approaching the lake in Beehive Basin.

The softshell’s anti-pill exterior –which prevents those infuriating little fabric balls from forming like on regular fleece – is highly durable while a brushed interior provides a plush softness. Two-way spandex stretch panels allow you the freedom to move at will.

The Hangfire thrives on autumn days, but don’t let its lightweight appearance fool you – layer it under a puffy or hardshell and you’re set to watch the full moon rise or link ski turns all winter. $60