While warmer temperatures are approaching, they’re not quite here for many of us (we New Yorkers can look forward to at least two more 39-degree days this weekend). That means many folks are still wearing warm jackets when they leave the house, and these in-between times call for rather specific outerwear. Namely, pieces that are light enough to wear (or carry with us) by day but are warm enough to slip into as we wait for the check when dining outdoors. Today, for the cost of a plein air dinner (for two), you could scoop up this half-off Outdoor Research puffer, which seems ideal for wearing as winter transitions into early spring. Capable of being packed down into a small zippered pouch, the puffer has a wind- and water-resistant shell stuffed with 650-fill-power goose-down insulation — the same down that goes into North Face’s far pricier Nuptse jacket. Its high collar is lined with brushed polyester, making it feel more like a scarf, and there are plenty of pockets (two at the waist, one at the chest) for stowing your phone, wallet, face mask, and other essentials. The black version shown is available in sizes from S to XXL, and there’s a blue one (with spottier sizing) for the same low price of $99. That price is good only until midnight, though — so if you like it, don’t dillydally.
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