The North Face Boys' Glacier 1/4-Zip Jacket:
You could spend a little more on a couple of cheap fleece pullovers and jackets in various thicknesses and be done for ten months, or you could buy this versatile and long-lasting 1/4 Zip Glacier Jacket from The North Face. Unlike bargain discount fleece, The North Face 1/4 Zip Glacier Jacket features has a special fabric design that resists pilling and fading without falling apart--no matter how many times you wash it. Granted, it won't hold up to a decade of rolling around on granite boulders, but when you consider that the cheap stuff often frays and pills under a waterproof shell, there isn't much of a comparison. This is a great summer piece for evening camping and it also layers well beneath an insulated performance shell throughout the ski season.