Launched in 1958 and based in Oyabe City, Japan, Goldwin has long been a staple in the Japanese sporting goods industry, making highly refined gear with long last fabrics designed to improve comfort in the outdoors. And since 1987, they've been the official supplier for Sweden’s national alpine ski team.

This tells you two things. First, Goldwin’s technical apparel is of a high enough quality as to function well in the extremely harsh Nordic climate. And two, their product is attractive to both the Japanese and Swedish—two global arbiters of good design. All of which is to say, Goldwin is a brand you should be watching. And with the recent release of their Spring 17 lifestyle line, there’s now even more to keep an eye out for.

Suckers for asymmetrical zippers and unconventional yet functional silhouettes, we are especially excited about the Hooded Pullover. Made of a lightweight, waterproof technical nylon, the minimalist anorak-style jacket features an off-center neck zipper to avoid chin rub that works with a single side zipper to allow for easy on and off. Two front, slanted pockets with snap-button storm flaps offer a bit of storage too. And that’s it. Nice and simple.

Whether worn in town, on the ski hill, or at the campsite, this clever pullover is a solid bet for upgrading your spring kit.