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Dakine Girls Breaker Jacket, $75

Gear Crush: Dakine’s New Women’s Windbreaker

The new Dakine Girls Breaker Jacket delivers precisely what you need from a windbreaker: It’s uncomplicated, slimly cut for a woman’s frame, and perfect for adding a little wind protection while running, biking, etc., without adding bulk. And because it’s the one jacket you stash in your bag every time—no matter the season—you might as well have one that also is figure flattering. This one actually has a subtle pinstripe in the 90 percent nylon, 10 percent polyester shell that adds some style. And there are reflective details all over the jacket to promote visibility. The chest pock zipper runs from the top down, making it easier to zip closed while your heart is thumping.

The cut is extremely slim (which some people may not prefer), particularly around the hips, through the shoulders, and at the cuffs. You should definitely try it on before selecting a size, or if you can’t, pick a size larger than you usually wear to insure full mobility.