Vintage reinterpretations are apparently a thing. And they’re the specialty of British menswear designer Nigel Cabourn, the man behind the new C.C. Filson line, a collection of “classic American outdoor gear” fusing Gold Rush-era materials with modern design sensibility. Yes, really.
Pretty much every outdoor apparel brand offers a micro-puffy, now Nike does, too. But they did more than just put a swoosh on it. They used real goose down, included perforated panels for breathability & added some reflective hits for safety after dark.
If you’ve ever gone skiing the morning after an Indian food feast you know well how technical outerwear traps warm air. But this inflatable insulating vest from Klymit works a bit differently. It inflates with an included canister of Argon gas that puffs up air chambers in the vest to provide three-times the volume of lightweight insulation, allowing you to regulate your temp in all types of weather. via
Stay warmer than everyone else this winter and save your cold feet for the big commitment. These rechargeable heated insoles are controlled by a wireless remote you carry in your pocket and feature 3 heat levels. The Li-Ion battery is embedded in the footbed so they’re light and hassle-free.
They call it Beautiful British Columbia, which it is, but it also gets crap winter weather, making it the perfect place to design and test out outerwear. The Chrome Jacket by Westcomb combines waterproof, breathable NeoShell® fabric with stretchy, synthetic Primaloft® insulation for keeping you warm and dry in the worst weather. Even that nasty Canadian stuff.
Actual hunters like Barbour’s waxed cotton jackets because stuff like blood and duck guts washes right off. Cool hunters sorta just like the association of Barbour’s country squire mystique. This collab jacket from Barbour & Jack Spade hits the bullseye by urbanizing the classic look.
Beards are so 2011. But now that everyone is shearing them off, there are a lot of hairless faces freezing in this winter weather. But don’t suffer, the Beardo bearded beanie can bring the feeling back into your face. You wear it like a normal beanie for general head warmth, but for that cold walk home or ski trips, or even armed robbery, just fold down the retractable beard for instantaneous coziness.
While you and your hopelessly lost crew of buddies are huddled together in the snow waiting for the rescue chopper, these gloves from the North Face, equipped with a text-ready E-Tip index finger, will help you avoid frostbite while scrolling tunes and updating your status until rescue arrives.
It’s easy to stay warm and dry with today’s high-tech outerwear materials but there’s nothing like the hundred-year old technology of oiled cotton to make you feel like a real desperado.
They know how to stay warm up there in the Great White North. Canadian outerwear brand, Westcomb, combines function & fashion for great looking winter gear that really performs. This minimalist shell is lined with a soft and cozy high loft velour. When the wind starts whipping, you’ll love that fuzz.