With temps cooling down, it should be easier to find that perfect cashmere sweater, the ideal garment for fall. Lucky for you, we’ve been hunting & what we found was Wills. Their classic cashmere sweaters are exactly what we all seek: Highest quality materials and construction, timeless style, and unrivaled comfort. Choose from crew, V-neck, hoodie, quarter-zip & classic cardigan.
Inspired by the snowboard brand’s late founder Jake Burton Carpenter, his eponymous Mine77 collection just dropped a limited winter capsule that merges cutting edge technologies with timeless mountain style. Look for 3-layer Gore-Tex outerwear, functional layering, an aprés Moc boot, and some mighty fine touring hardgoods through collabs with Black Diamond & Drift Approach.
Crafted in Peru from temperature-regulating merino and luxurious alpaca wool, Aymara sweaters are ultra-plush & timeless by design. The Aymara brand was born out of the love story between a Belgian engineer named Sven & Yannina, a Peruvian travel agent. The pair fell head-over-heels, quit their jobs and launched the knitwear label in 2007. If you think their origin story is warm & fuzzy, definitely try the sweaters.
The 100-Year Ski Pants from technical outerwear visionaries Vollebak, are designed from ground up to be tough, high performance pants for on & off-mountain adventure. Constructed using advanced Schoeller fabrication, this summit-ready winter bib is stitched, bonded, and sealed to be watertight & yet fully breathable. They feature integrated zippered-pockets all over, as well as zippered venting, a removable bib panel, and adjustable leg gaiters for off-mountain wearability.
Constructed from a quick-dry blend of nylon & natural merino wool, the Base Glove from Point6 runs double-duty as both a warm & functional tech winter glove on its own or as a liner for over-mitts on truly freezing days. Seamless 3D construction improves fit & a touchscreen-enabled index finger adds function.
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The clean, uncluttered design of the Defiant soft-shell hoodie from PDW belies its cutting-edge construction & tech performance. Offering the active comfort of 4-way stretch, this fully weatherproof & seam-taped top is constructed of innovative Schoeller textile for flawless function, while Bluesign certification ensures a more sustainable garment.
There may be no better place on earth to test outerwear than the wild & windy outlands of Sweden & Helly Hansen is constantly pushing progression on both performance & sustainability. Their new Elevation Infinity shell jacket features revolutionary LIFA Infinity Pro technology—a first-to-market advancement made entirely without added chemicals, setting a new standard for responsible, waterproof-breathable gear. Which is likely why this premium hooded shell was awarded a 2020 ISPO Award Gold medal.
No, Sealskinz gloves are not actually made of seal skin. Which is nice. They do perform like it, though. With a technology called Fusion Control, this glove system bonds the liner and outer shell material to a unique hydrophilic membrane creating a 100% waterproof fabric with unmatched breathability. It also eliminates movement between layers for a closer, more functional fit. Available soon in a range of styles and sizes, featuring leather construction and merino wool insulation.
Oros, a performance outerwear brand based in Portland has created the warmest jacket on earth. Utilizing an advanced insulating material developed by NASA, the Orion Parka features Solarcore, the brand name for this space-age Aerogel insulation. Originally used to insulate the Space Shuttle in deep space where temps drop to -450º, Oros is one of the first to use it in apparel. The brand did some serious engineering to achieve this but their jacket is warmer than down with none of the bulk. Solarcore is also breathable for carefree comfort in variable conditions. Other options are available including mid-layers, bottoms and accessories.
Nike’s ACG division (All Conditions Gear) has you covered for wet winter weather with the Terra Antarktik. The boot-like high top features a waterproof & breathable Gore-Tex and ripstop upper with an easy on/off velcro closure. The midsole features Zoom Air cushioning and the outsole is optimized for slick winter surfaces.
Made of 24-oz. 100% British Wool from Abraham Moon Wools, the limited edition Mendocino Peacoat in British Army from Taylor Stitch is a classic hip-length cut with dark horn buttons, triangular calf-leather pocket reinforcements, and sleek welt pockets. The 7-ounce cotton body lining makes it itchless. Only 100 will be made.
Every outdoor brand makes a black puffy jacket but nobody makes one like Vollebak. Their Indestructible Puffer is made from 100% Dyneema, a material that is featherweight & 15X stronger than steel. Designed to deliver warmth down to -40º it is insulated with synthetic 600-plus fill made from recycled plastic bottles. Featuring an adjustable insulated hood with a storm flap and smart pocketing inside & out, it’s equipped for the coldest, wettest winter conditions.
How about a winter with no frozen fingers? Candle heated gloves are designed for extreme cold and feature a carbon fiber heater that warms them to a toasty 120º. Powered by rechargeable lithium batteries, they deliver 6-hours of cold-killing heat in 3 heating modes, water & snow resistance, touch-screen sensitivity, and they’re vegan. A funded Indiegogo.
Right on time for the deep freeze, SmartWool’s all-new Intraknit line of Merino wool base layers are ready for action in the arctic outdoors. The Intraknit line is marked by fewer seams, an articulated performance fit, and body-mapped ventilation to cut down on bulk while allowing for effortless freedom of movement. They’re breathable, flexible, and the perfect natural insulator in variable conditions and high-intensity activities.
adidas Outdoor is taking their technical outerwear to the city streets with the creation of the MYSHELTER ClimaHeat Parka. Inspired by the wet weather style of London, New York, Shanghai, & Tokyo it is constructed with 90/10 Hyperdry Goose Down Technology to deliver natural warmth & advanced weatherproofing with understated urban styling.
Built to perform in harsh winter weather, Mission Workshop’s Rhite jacket features a waterproof breathable membrane called MECPOR 4.0 and advanced PrimaLoft Gold insulation. The combination keeps cold and moisture out and heat in. Fully taped seams and waterproof zippers complete the weatherization.
Based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Give’r makes mittens built to handle the toughest winter weather. Their all-leather Frontier Mitten utilizes a Hipora membrane to make them 100% waterproof. They’re heavily insulated for warmth with an additional heatshield to perform at temperatures as low as -40º. They also feature a gaiter to block out snow & wind & can be custom branded with your initials. A funded Kickstarter.
Made of 70% recycled materials: polyester & taffeta with mechanical stretch plus a water-repellent DWR finish, Patagonia’s snap-front Silent Down Shirt is a versatile winter layer insulated with 700-fill-power 100% Recycled Down, which is duck and goose down up-cycled from old down products. It’s got 2 chest pockets and hand warmer pockets on the sides. Available in 5 cool colors.
With an outer shell of wax-impregnated cotton canvas, an internal shell of abrasion-resistant Kevlar fiber and an Aramid lining in the sleeves, the 365 Protective Jacket from Crave merges classic & cutting edge technologies for an all-weather, ski/snowboard/motorcycle jacket that will keep you warm & dry in all sorts of winter weather. It also features internal pockets for protection pads if you’re using it on your motorcycle.
The collabs keep coming from The North Face. This time around it’s with another iconic American brand, Pendleton Woolen Mills. The collection, highlighted by colorful geometric patterns in Pendleton wool is combined with a variety of offerings from TNF, including a unisex jacket, vest, daypack, ballcap, and slippers.