Christmas is quickly approaching, which means it's time to ask Santa for some new gear. For those of you who love to be in the backcountry, here are seven suggestions for what to put on your list. These are a selection of the best tops—jackets, vests, layers—for backcountry tours. They are made to breathe, so you can sweat. They are lightweight, so you can move. So zip up and ski on.

Dynafit Beast GTX Jacket, $499.95

Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody, $299

Strafe Outerwear Cham Jacket, $425

Ibex Wool Aire Vest, $225

Mountain Hardwear Minalist Jacket, $400

Voormi Women's Drift Jacket, $249

Arc'teryx Cerium SL Jacket, $319