Now that we’re edging into the winter season, staying warm is top of mind. But part of staying warm is wearing clothing that also dries quickly and wicks moisture away when you’re active. Brave the cold weather with the Marmot Men’s Ridgefield Sherpa-Lined Flannel Hoody. It’s the ideal jacket for après-ski, hanging out with friends, getting outdoor chores done around home, or out on the trail.


The heavyweight, double-brushed hoody is made with cotton (58%) and recycled polyester (42%), and incorporates Coolmax EcoMade technology, which is made with 100% recycled materials and offers excellent moisture-wicking performance. The interior has fuzzy, warm sherpa lining in the body and hood that I like to call “Muppet fur,” because it reminds me of Grover and Cookie Monster. But unlike those two particular Muppets, the Sherpa lining is a tan color.


The Sherpa lining feels especially wonderful against the back of your neck, and in the few times that I’ve been able to borrow the jacket from my husband, I’ve noticed how well it packs all its features together without being too boxy or bulky. To be fair, I’ve borrowed it enough times that I should probably get one of my own.


The ample-sized hand pockets are large enough to keep your hands warm, but can also stow small items. Two chest pockets have button closures to store cash or cards. The cozy hood is fixed, but once you wear it, you won’t be able to imagine a moment when you’d want to zip it off and wear the jacket without that soft lining.


The men’s Ridgefield Sherpa-Lined Flannel Hoody comes in solid colors: dark steel, dark indigo, and nori. It’s also available in steel onyx plaid. The hoody lists for $125 on the Marmot site.