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    Tivoli Radio Silenz headphones

    Noise-canceling headphones tend to be plastic through and through. The Radio Silenz ($160) are made with walnut, cherry, or black ash. It's no gimmick—the wood insulates the speakers for enhanced sound quality.

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    Stio Men’s Kirby Nylon Windshirt

    The pearl-snap Kirby ($115) is more than meets the eye: this button-down shirt-jacket is made from moisture-wicking nylon. It's ideal for everything from spring skiing to cool-weather hiking to knocking around town on a windy day.

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    Herschel City backpack

    Herschel's packs are cool enough for your teenage nephew for the same reasons they're just right for you: simplicity and style. The top-loading City backpack ($55) is made of waxed cotton and polyester, and features a magnetic closure.

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    Kaufmann Mercantile Rain Cape

    You don't have to look like a mountaineer to keep the rain off. Kaufmann Mercantile's ($179) waxed-cotton Rain Cape is a British-made poncho with a hood and internal straps to cinch extra fabric.

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    Dale of Norway Sochi Sweater

    We're not sure why the Norwegian national Olympic team has an official sweater, but we get why they had Dale of Norway ($318) make it. The handcrafted Sochi sweater is sewn from pill-resistant, 28-micron wool, which is just as warm as merino but has that old-school ski-sweater look.