Every skier or rider needs a lightweight, weatherproof, breathable shell. Whether you're bootpacking in the backcountry in the dead of winter or crushing corn snow in the springtime, these three lightweight hardshells give you maximum mobility with or without a midlayer underneath:

1. HELLY HANSEN ODIN MOUNTAIN JACKET

$600

The Odin Mountain Jacket from Helly Hansen was developed and is trusted by mountain guides and professional big mountain adventurers. The shell is extremely breathable and fully waterproof, and offers full protection from the elements.

2. DAKINE CLUTCH JACKET

$399

The Men's Clutch Jacket from Dakine is their lightest and most breathable shell option. It is durable, yet light and locks out extreme weather conditions while remaining comfortable and providing mobility.

3. PATAGONIA POWSLAYER JACKET

$679

The Patagonia Men's PowSlayer Jacket is perfect for weathering the storm without sacrificing mobility and performance. Featuring a three layer GORE-TEX® Pro Nylon Fabric, it is the king of waterproof breathability.