PENANCE: Chastity

Nov 29, 2010
Outside Magazine
Patagonia Merino Sweater Coat

Patagonia Merino Sweater Coat

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Sweater

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Downlight Sweater

OK, guys, if you're hoping to avoid a chilly reception with your gal this season, you need to know the rules.
Rule 1: She often mentions things she needs. Take notes.
Rule 2: It's not about you. There's nothing worse than getting a pair of minuscule undies. (See rule 3.)
Rule 3: Be realistic. Don't get an extra-small when she's really a medium.
Rule 4: It's the thoughtfulness that counts. Think in pairs. If you're giving ski boots, toss in a pair of SmartWool socks ( Still stumped? I guarantee she'll love her new knee-high Uggs Rosabella boots ($200; and Patagonia's mid-thigh-length Merino Sweater Coat ($149; for chilly days around town. Eddie Bauer First Ascent's 800-fill-goose-down Downlight Sweater ($169; paired with any wool base layer from Icebreaker ( will keep her toasty on your mutual winter adventures. You can thank me later.

Filed To: Footwear, Mid Layer, Socks

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