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Apparel that looks its best after you’ve put it through your worst.

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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.

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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 need to regulate temperature fast.

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Brand Felt 13-millimeter Insoles ($16)

We’re pretty sure your toes will hardly feel wet—or cold—again with these ultra-thick felt insoles that mold perfectly to the shape of your feet. Treat them well and dry them by the fire when done chopping wood.

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Fjällräven Bergtagen Trousers ($350)

Fjällräven has long been famous in Scandinavia for its fjellbukser, or moun­taineering pants, but the Berg­tagens are useful in more than just the high alpine. They’re hard-wearing and lightweight, with reinforced knees and ankles. Pair them with long under­wear and unzip the vented seams when you break a sweat. 

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Outdoor Research Aksel Work Gloves ($65)

As dexterous as your hands, just tougher and warmer. When you need precision without going numb, slip on these wool-lined gloves made from soft cow-belly leather. Curved fingers and elastic wrists keep them snug while you clean out the woodstove.

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Wolfsong Hybrid Jacket ($449)

This wool-bodied jacket is a cult favorite among long-distance dogsledders for good reason: it’s light, strong, breathable, and startlingly warm, with flexible nylon sleeves and an optional (ethically sourced) fur ruff. If it can hold up to getting dragged behind a dogsled year after year, it’ll shrug aside anything you throw at it.

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Voormi Thermal Beanie ($40)

Midweight wool woven with an outer layer of nylon then coated with a DWR finish lends this unassuming beanie plenty of technical chops.

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Muck Boots Edgewater II Boots ($130)

These high-cut rubber-neoprene boots are warm, comfortable, and nigh indestructible. Pull them on to shovel snow and while trudging through mud and slush.

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Woolpower Ullfrotte 800 Socks ($51)

Woolpower’s signature wool-nylon blend makes these socks plenty beefy for warmth and sweat-wicking power.

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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 a central spine. Rather

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The Best Hoodies of 2018

Nothing’s quite as cozy. (Courtesy Patagonia) 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.  BUY NOW (Courtesy Kari Traa) 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

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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 getting down your pants

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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 make the Alpha Raw—the most breathable layer we

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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 (Courtesy Hydro Flask) Hydro Flask 10-Ounce Rocks Glass ($30) Shake up

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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 for the hill and street-smart everyday jacket for

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