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2020 Winter Buyers Guide

The Best Wool Apparel of 2020

Bundle up in our favorite fiber

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Fjällräven Singi Wool Padded Parka ($450)

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The Singi parka thrives in tough conditions. Its long hem, flannel lining, and glove-friendly cuffs are made for hard winters, while a blend of Swedish wool and biodegradable cornstarch fibers provide the sustainable insulation.

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Fits Casual Striped Crew Socks ($22)

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Everyday socks don’t have to compromise on performance. Take the Casual Striped Crews from Fits. They’re padded at the heel and toe and in the arch, so your feet feel fresh all day.

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Duluth Trading Co. Alaskan Hardgear Wateroff Merino Crew Sweater ($110)

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Don’t fret over light rain or snow. Duluth Trading’s do-it-all top has a water-resistant coating that sheds moisture with aplomb. A hint of spandex at the wrists and in the hem help avoid bagginess after you’ve worn it for days on end. The Water­off won’t smell either, courtesy of merino wool’s funk-fighting prowess.

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Arc’teryx Charleson Toque ($39)

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Striped on one side and solid on the other, this reversible midweight number is flashy, but it’s best for keeping your dome at just the right temperature. We love the wool-acrylic blend, which never itched.

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Eddie Bauer Midweight FreeDry Merino Hybrid 1/4-Zip Shirt ($90)

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The foundation of any warm winter outfit is a quality base layer. We love this shirt’s snug fit and excellent mobility. It’s made from merino wool and polyester, so it shrugs off odors, wicks moisture, and is plenty durable.

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Black Diamond Solution Merino Hoodie ($229)

No one-trick pony, the Solution is a toasty midlayer in low temperatures and a light exterior piece the rest of the year. The hood fits well under a helmet, and the fabric—merino wrapping a nylon core—was durable enough to survive a mild dirt-bike crash. 

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Stegmann EcoWool Clogs ($140)

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A cozy pair of slip-ons help you through the worst winter throws at you. Stegmann’s take on the classic clog retains the brand’s trademark cork footbed and adds chemical-free, humanely harvested wool.

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