Nothing’s quite as cozy.

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Patagonia Performance Better Sweater Hoodie ($159)

Meet the garment that inspired this page: the Performance Better Sweater. The heathered, lightweight polyester fleece is stylish enough to wear to the office (at least if you work in New Mexico like us), while the Polartec side panels add stretch and breathability. We wore it all day at work, then took it out for hikes on local trails. 

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Kari Traa Women’s Kristina ($80)

We took the seamless, loose-fitting Kristina from morning yoga to lunch in the park to movie night. The nylon body has a touch of stretch, and the cushy polyester dries quickly. Plus the elastic hem won’t ride up during downward dog.

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Myles Elements ($88)

The sleek and no-frills Elements hoodie is the valedictorian of our wardrobe. Its looks are pure classic and it’s good at damn near everything, from warding off rain on a short hike—thanks to its water-repellent outer made from treated cotton—to snuggling on the couch. A hidden, zippered back pocket keeps wallet and keys safe when on the move. Throw it on over a white T-shirt and you’ve got a class-ready, surprisingly outdoor-capable outfit.

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RYU Ethos Pullover ($147)

There’s something about this hoodie that elicits lots of attention and lots of compliments. It’s got a clean look, in part because of the bonded (rather than stitched) seams, which minimize bulk. The tightly woven cotton-nylon blend is comfy, with just a breath of stretch, and even after a year of weekly wear, it resisted pilling. Our leaner testers appreciated the tailored shoulders and athletic cut.

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Voormi Eleven.9 ($149)

When creating the Eleven.9, Voormi designers decided that their standard Rocky Mountain merino wasn’t tough enough. So they bonded nylon fibers to the wool and bathed the stuff in a DWR treatment. After a winter of slinging freshly sharpened skis over our shoulders and sitting too close to campfires, we can officially attest to its durability. Men and women loved the unisex fit, but guys: we recommend you size up to be safe.

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Howler Brothers Shaman Pullover ($95)

Despite the Southwestern flair, the Shaman really yearns for a dark, rustic après bar in the mountains. The soft cotton-polyester blend begs to be thrown on after a day of skiing, and the relaxed fit is comfortable and unrestrictive. We appreciate details like the pouch pockets and woven zipper pull cords with leather tabs.

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The Best Jackets of 2018

Don’t leave home without a warm winter buddy. (Courtesy Patagonia) Patagonia Micro Puff Hoodie ($299) A few years ago, waterproof down and down blends were all the rage as brands worked to improve on the coveted high-loft, but moisture-averse, insulation. This year, companies are debuting a crop of jackets with new types of synthetic insulation that perform as well as down, regardless of the weather. Best of those is the Patagonia Micro Puff Hoodie. The superlight jacket is filled with the company’s brand-new PlumaFill insulation, made of hydrophobic polyester fibers that mimic the structure of down—gossamer tendrils radiating from

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The Best Onesies of 2018

The word onesie didn’t always evoke high performance. Rather, it used to conjure images of silliness: footie pajamas, DIY Halloween costumes, and gaper-day ski suits. Today’s onesies, however, are as utilitarian as they are just plain fun. (Courtesy Helly Hansen) Helly Hansen Ullr Powder Suit ($850) Take Helly Hansen’s Ullr Powder Suit. When waist-deep snow is in the forecast, this is the ultimate armor. The neon orange, wind- and waterproof body shown here is reminiscent of a hazmat suit, earning chuckles and compliments in the lift line. On the hill, the seam-sealed polyester-polyurethane body eliminates the scourge of snow

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The Best Winter Workwear of 2018

Apparel that looks its best after you’ve put it through your worst. (Courtesy Duluth Trading Co.) Duluth Trading Co. Superior Fire Hose Quilted Shirt Jac ($100) This burly shirt jacket is surprisingly comfy, thanks to gusseted armpits and thick canvas that breaks in buttery soft. We bet you can’t rip it if you try. BUY NOW (Courtesy Skida) Skida Bandita Bandana ($28) Windproof? Check. Cozy fleece? Check. Easy to adjust or stuff in your pocket without taking off your hat? Check. The Bandita is the perfect neck warmer for days when you

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The Best Base and Midlayers of 2018

Don’t skimp on skivvies. (Courtesy Spyder) Spyder Glissade Pants ($129) You can now wear cozy pajama bottoms while skiing. That’s what the plush elastic waistline on the Glissade feels like. Synthetic insulation lining the front, backed by stretchy polyester-fleece along the thighs, offers warmth without bulk. And the slightly baggy fit minimizes chafing under ski pants. BUY NOW (Courtesy Norrona Lofoten) Norrona Lofoten Alpha Raw Zip Hoodie ($169) Norrona took Polartec’s Alpha tech and stripped it down (the satiny insulation feels so good against skin that it needs no liner) to

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The Best Women's Aprés Apparel of 2018

Comfortable, classy fireside wear. (Courtesy The North Face) The North Face Mossbud Swirl Parka ($179) Roomy and cozy, with its silky interior and generous hood, this recycled-polyester taffeta jacket feels like plush outerwear pajamas. Bonus: it is also reversible.  BUY NOW (Courtesy Kaenon) Kaenon Cali Sunglasses ($229) Don’t let the glamorous, Italian-made frames fool you: these one-ounce shades rock a high-performance polarized lens that comes in three tints: gray, brown, and (for better depth per­ception on snow) green. Each one offers 100 percent broad-spectrum UV protection.  BUY NOW

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The Best Streetwear of 2018

Smart, classy apparel for the chilliest time of year. (Charles Dustin Sammann) Voormi Variant II Vest ($349) If core heat is a concern, consider Voormi’s reversible Variant II. Its thick layer of warmth-trapping merino wool is more than we’re used to seeing on a vest. Plus Voormi’s weather-resistant Core Construction is sewn right into the fabric. But you need to feel comfortable making a bold statement: the Variant is a bit of a Ducati for your torso.  BUY NOW (Courtesy Strafe) Strafe Drifter Jacket ($210) The versatile Drifter is both technical midlayer

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