I love Gore-Tex, but it’s that time of year where my waterproof jackets start seeing a lot less action. In their place, I’ve been turning to my favorite spring apparel piece—the hoody. Mark Zuckerberg likes to wear his hoody while closing multi-billion dollar deals or while announcing his company’s next plan to take over the world. I, on the other hand, prefer to drink beer or climb couloirs in these ubiquitous and utilitarian garments.

Patagonia Upslope Full-Zip Fleece Hoody
MSRP: $160
Patagonia.com

Aion Indo Hooded Sweater
MSRP: $120
AionMfg.com

Bluesmiths The Kula
MSRP: $225
Bluesmiths.com

Super.natural Combustion Cloud Max Hoody 340
MSRP: $250 (Fall ’14)

La Sportiva Fontainebleau Hoody
MSRP: $139
Sportiva.com