The Best Cold Weather Gear

Fear not winter’s harshest bite with these foul-weather friends

Best thing about winter? You can always add heat. (Inga Hendrickson)

This gear will help you survive a night (or two or three) in the snow.

Fjällräven Expedition Down Parka No. 1 ($1,500)


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(Courtesy Fjällräven)

Built for Arctic conditions by a company with a long heritage in polar exploration, this is one of Fjällräven’s warmest, most rugged jackets. A full 23 ounces of 800-fill down are sandwiched between a waxed, recycled poly-cotton blend that’s wind and water resistant.

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Kovea Giga Sun Heater ($480)


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(Courtesy Kovea)

This space heater is the most innovative we’ve seen. Based on a traditional Korean furnace, the propane-fueled Giga Sun pumps out 23,000 BTUs in a 360-degree radius.

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Canada Goose Arctic Tech Shearling Pilot Hat ($350)


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(Courtesy Canada Goose)

Canada Goose made this posh lid warm enough to be worn at either of the poles. It’s lined with sheep shearling, and the DWR-coated poly-cotton exterior sheds falling sleet and snow.

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Baffin Impact Boots ($270)


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(Courtesy Baffin)

The heart of Baffin’s iconic extreme-weather boot is the company’s signature eight-layer removable lining, inspired by Inuit sealskin footwear. Its insulating layers wick moisture, while a double-layer aluminum membrane traps heat.

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Feathered Friends Snowy Owl EX -60 Sleeping Bag ($1,079)


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(Courtesy Feathered Friends)

This expedition-grade bag was designed to be the warmest on the planet. And with 52.9 ounces of responsibly sourced 900-fill goose down, a contoured hood, and a comfort rating of minus 60 degrees, it probably is.

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United by Blue Ultimate American Socks ($38)


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(Courtesy United by Blue)

A super-insulating bison undercoat makes these eminently winter-ready.

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Columbia Powder Keg Ski Pants ($250)


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(Courtesy Columbia)

These fully seam-sealed resort pants are the last word in warmth. Synthetic insulation and inte­rior metallic dots reflect body heat, so your seat stays warm on ass-numbingly slow lift rides.

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Stanley Master Vacuum Bottle ($65)


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(Courtesy Stanley)

This thermos’s copper coating and foil liner keep your coffee piping hot.

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Black Diamond Absolute Mitts ($220)


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(Courtesy Black Diamond)

These weren’t made for shoveling the driveway. Stuffed with 540 grams of PrimaLoft Kodenshi, the Absolute and its comfort zone of minus 40 degrees will fend off frostbite high in the mountains.

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From Outside Magazine, November 2017
Filed To: Arctic / Weather / Pants / Canada / Exploration / Footwear / Boots / Polar Exploration
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