Q. What kind of jacket do you recommend for a spring trip to Philmont? If possible, I need it to be lightweight and around $100.
— Kate, Akron, Ohio
A. Philmont recommends packing a fleece jacket designed to block the wind and keep you warm on cool nights. Fleece is lightweight, and it’s a good match for your “around $100” requirement.
Tooth of Time Traders (the official store of Philmont Scout Ranch) sells a great one: The Mountain Hardwear Microchill 2.0 ($85). It’s lightweight, moisture-wicking and features two zippered security pockets.