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The Best Women’s Après Gear of 2016

Everything you need to stand out.

The women's apres essentials of 2016. (Photo: Inga Hendrickson)
The women's apres essentials of 2016.

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Don't blend in by the fireside. All you need are some Bolivian alpaca socks, a go-anywhere espresso kit, and some choice plaid to stand out whether you're cruising Salt Lake City or Truckee.  

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(Photo: Woolrich)

Woolrich Giant Buffalo Wool coat 

Lumberjack shirts are the de facto uniform of mountain-town dudes. Woolrich gives the look an urban upgrade for women with its Giant Buffalo coat, made from a wool-nylon blend to keep you warm on the streets Vail at night. 

Price $350

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(Photo: United by Blue)

United by Blue Murray Plaid dress 

We like flannel for its unbeatable next-to-skin feel, and we like dresses for their versatility. Combine the two and you have the ideal post-ski kit. Bonus: the Philadelphia-based brand uses a portion of its proceeds to organize water-cleanup efforts. 

Price $98

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(Photo: Tucker and Bloom)

Tucker and Bloom Ranger Market tote 

Before technical fabric became a thing, waxed canvas reigned as king of weatherproofness. This bag—made in Nashville, Tennessee, by a father-son duo—uses 18-ounce Missouri canvas with Kentucky leather trim. 

Price $175

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(Photo: Kit and Ace)

Kit and Ace Queen Street scarf 

There’s nothing particularly high-performance about this prep-school-style cashmere scarf, but we don’t care: it’s beautiful and soft. And that’s all you need to know. 

Price $118

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(Photo: Stumptown Coffee)

Stumptown Journeyman Brew kit 

Hot coffee: the tonic that keeps our engines revved during winter’s darkest days. The eight-piece Journeyman kit includes a hand-crank grinder, a kettle, a mug, and beans to provide on-demand caffeination when we’re on the road.

Price $120

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(Photo: Poler)

Poler Worker Man beanie 

Sure, this waffle-weave cap will keep your head warm and your helmet-hair covered. But we picked it because it’s handmade in the U.S. and available in 26 awesome colors. 

Price $22

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(Photo: Industry of All Nations)

Industry of All Nations Alpaca Cabin socks 

The wool in these cozy, undyed socks comes from alpacas raised by Bolivian farmers, who send the fleece to locals near La Paz to be knit into the final product. Perfect for lounging at the lodge after a day on the hill. 

Price $65

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(Photo: Bogs Footwear)

Bogs Plimsoll Prince of Wales boots 

When temperatures drop below zero, we break out this boot, rated to minus 40 degrees. With seven millimeters of insulation, a rubber upper, and a stink-fighting footbed, it’s good for shoveling snow in the morning and heading to the pub at night. 

Price $140
From Winter 2016 Buyer's Guide
Filed To: Clothing and ApparelBagsSocksHatsFootwear
Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson
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