By Kacey Brown Explorebigsky.com Contributor

This puffy is a dream. A lightweight, insulating piece with quilted channels, the Patagonia Ultra Light Down Jacket ($299) is great for flying and traveling, because it packs small into my carry on, and also as an extra layer. Mostly, I’ve worn it on cool summer nights — but it’s also perfect for frosty fall mornings. The hood and full zip also offer extra protection from wind, snow or whatever comes your way during an adventure. I love the color options, in magenta, clear pool or black.

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