When you’re packing light, the best kind of gear is gear with multiple purposes. But you already know about Swiss Army knives. So, let me tell you about Canada Goose’s secret weapon. (Well, it’s my secret weapon, but I’ll let Canada Goose take the credit since it’s the manufacturer.)
This thin, sporty jacket — insulated with goose down and available in eight colours — is ideal for layering. Zip it up over a technical tee when heading out on a hike to catch the sunrise, or tuck it inside a wind or rain jacket for those days when the weather seems temperamental. It’s seen me through a windy hike up Lion’s Head in Cape Town, warmed me up through the tail end of winter in New Zealand and — thanks to it being packable in one of its own pockets — propped my head up during an overnight train ride from Zagreb to Munich.
Its slim fit keeps you looking chic, its large, discreet pockets keep everything that’s dear near, and its weight — less than half a pound — keeps you light while on the road.