Seattle-based Outdoor Research specializes in expedition-worthy outdoor gear. Their Lucent Glove is a new premium ski/wintersport glove featuring 3 push-button electric heat modes plus a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, insulation, & leather palms. No more cold hands. Ever.
Combining the look of a leather motorcycle jacket with the warmth of a down vest, ISAORA’s Combo Down Moto Jacket blends style with technical cold-weather performance. The body of the Italian calfskin leather jacket features Primaloft Gold insulation and the vest features natural goose down.
This smart shirt from Hexoskin tracks metrics like heart rate, steps and calories burned, plus cadence, activity level, acceleration, breathing rate, heart rate recovery and more. It actually tracks 42,000 data points per minute through sensors woven right into the textile. That data is sent to a 1.4 oz device that plugs into the shirt and its dedicated app is compatible with both iOS & Android phones. It also keeps you really warm.
Colorado-based Mountain Standard is an upstart brand making simple, functional outdoor gear like fleece shirts made with American textiles and Primadown hybrid synthetic/down-filled jackets. Their current range includes a fleece shirt and jacket, insulated light jackets and a cozy, hooded down jacket (shown above).
Based on a clean, classic design borrowed from WWII paratrooper gloves, the Utica Driving Gloves from Portland-based Tanner Goods are made with tough yet supple Horween leather.
Despite all that technology has contributed to performance textiles, natural Merino wool remains one of the best insulators available. And that’s the main ingredient in this chill-killing 4-way stretch ninja suit from Airblaster and Poler Stuff. Airblaster is a snowboard outerwear brand that makes simple, functional cold weather gear and Poler is from Portland.
The morning bike commute is about to start getting chilly. Chrome has the remedy: An insulated, reversible, packable, hi-viz vest featuring reflective hits and water-resistant fabrication.
This new collection of running gear from Nike is specially designed for winter; featuring insulated, breathable and weather-resistant fabrications plus extra reflective trims and patterns for better visibility. The winterized collection includes 4 of their most popular footwear styles as well as jackets and tights.
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.