The Perfect Après Kit for Fall

Everything you need to relax after a day of romping around in the mountains

Aug 23, 2016
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Outside Magazine
The Perfect Après Kit for Fall

It's time to chill.    Photo: Nick Kelley

You know the feeling: You’ve been out in the cool weather riding, fishing, or climbing, and now you have tired legs, sunburned arms, and a strong urge for a cocktail. It’s time to chill. We have you covered with all the layers (and whiskey) you’ll need. 

Breckenridge Distillery Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskey ($50) and Snow Peak Ti-Double 450 Mug ($60)

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The winner of the World Whiskies Award for Best American Blend comes from the Breckenridge Distillery. Its blend of straight bourbon whiskeys (distilled both in-house and at other outlets) has a sweet, smooth taste. 

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Snow Peak’s insulated titanium mugs are the best out there, with insulation that keeps drinks hot or cold for hours. 

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Nike Metcon 2 Shoes ($110)

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Full disclosure: We like these kicks because they look great. But thanks to a sticky rubber sole and abrasion-resistant outers, they’re also great for romping around with a drink in hand.

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Mountain Khakis Camber 107 Pants ($75)

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Made from stretch canvas and featuring articulated knees and wide gussets in the crotch, these pants are made to move but also look great just hanging on the porch. 

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Patagonia Re\collection Down Shirt ($200) and Voormi Solarium Hoodie ($130)

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This jacket’s polyester outer and down insulation are both made from 100 percent recycled materials. The result is a light, late-evening layer with an orange lining for zing and a dark green exterior.

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I’d call this the perfect all-day layer. The wool breathes and keeps the sun off while you’re fishing or hiking and adds just enough warmth when the sun goes down.

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Sendero Provision Co. Hats ($30)

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Sendero Provisions Co. is a new company out of Texas making bomber trucker hats with beautiful designs that reflect the founder’s love for playing outside.

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New Balance Women’s Fresh Foam Zante Summer Utility ($100)

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Your feet will love these shoes after a day outside. They’re light, cushy (thanks to a one-piece foam midsole), and breathable. 

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Lululemon Women’s Studio Pant III ($120)

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These pants are comfy sweats disguised as a slim-fit, stretchy tight. They come with a thick waistband, two pockets, and drawcords at the hem to adjust length.  

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Fjallraven Women’s Greenland No. 1 Special Edition Jacket ($300)

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Made from Fjallraven’s G-1000, which contains 65 percent recycled polyester and 35 percent cotton, this jacket adds 10 to 15 degrees of warmth, shrugs off a light rain, and looks great with everything.

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Braven BRV-PRO Wireless Speaker ($150)

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Keep the music going, no matter what. The waterproof, drop-proof Braven BRV-PRO pumps crisp, full sound for 24 hours on a single charge.

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Filson Large Soft-Sided Cooler ($295)

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Filson doesn’t cut corners. This soft cooler is made with solid brass zippers and leather handles, and it’s stuffed with a layer of thick insulation to keep things cold. Pack the main compartment with beer, throw an extra layer and a speaker in the outside pockets, and haul it out to the fire.

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