11 Stylish Upgrades
From cedar bark scents to a classic anorak, the gear you need to look your best, whether you’re on the trail or in the bar.
Dr. Squatch Pine Tar Soap
The lye, pine tar, and sand in this soap sound like they’d be more appropriate for torture than a bath, but we found that the real-deal exfoliation and strong pine scent make it ideal for scrubbing off the malodor built up from multiday mountain adventures.
Juniper Ridge Siskiyou Trail Resin Cologne
A beeswax base gives Juniper Ridge Siskiyou Trail Resin Cologne its solid texture. Ingredients like cedar bark and moss sourced from northwestern California help cover up any adventure stink with a few dabs on the wrists or behind the ears.
All Good Lip Balm
We’re coming up on our second winter using All Good Lip Balm and haven’t experienced a single crack or patch of sunburn since throwing it into our ski jacket pocket. Every ingredient is organic, and the essential oils, like tangerine and spearmint, keep everything moisturized during blustery, dry days on the slopes.
Western Rise Bitter Creek Anorak
Western Rise came about when the company’s husband-and-wife team became frustrated with the excessive amount of gear they needed to enjoy the multisport paradise of Vail, where they both worked as ski instructors. The solution: multiuse jackets, like the Bitter Creek Anorak, which couples ample waterproofing and fully taped seams with venting around the stomach and chest. It’s equally adept for fly-fishing in the fall as it is for chasing powder in winter.
Trew Gear Backcountry Button-Up
Dual contrasting tones, metal buttons, and a collar crank up the style on the wool-and-polyester hybrid Backcountry Button-Up. The poly offers sweat-wicking comfort, while the warm, soft wool liner makes it an ideal shirt for hanging out post-ski.
Stio Hardscrabble Jacket
Jackson, Wyoming–based Stio’s high-stretch soft shell Hardscrabble Jacket hides serious performance under a stylish exterior. It boasts 60-gram synthetic insulation and a DWR coating, yet the simple coloring and breast pockets give it the look of a casual street piece.
Jansport x Hippy Tree Watchtower Pack
The Watchtower Pack transitions from morning commuter to adventure rucksack thanks to double-duty design details like a pouch that can fit a laptop or hydration bladder. While the two-tone colorway, leather trim, and accented zippers make it look more hipster than mountain man, the ample gear pockets and ripstop exterior give it legitimate outdoor cred.
Forsake Clyde Shoes
A waterproof breathable membrane and sturdy lugs make the Clydes plenty capable of tromping through a foot of fresh snow, while the simple leather, suede, and Cordura upper lends enough style to impress the date you braved the storm for.
QALO Men’s Outdoor Black Silicone Ring
Orange, California–based ring maker QALO made its name on the CrossFit scene, but its medical grade silicone ring—which can stretch to nearly 500 percent of its original size—belongs on the hand gripping a kayak paddle just as much as the one holding a kettle bell.
Ernest Supplies Shave Cream
With a light lather, a bevy of moisturizers, and cooling agents like eucalyptus oil, Ernest Supplies Shave Cream keeps things smooth during trimming but also performs aftershave duty.
Patagonia Performance Denim Straight Fit Jeans
Patagonia’s Performance Denim Straight Fit Jeans are our favorite everyday pant for the mountain athlete. In town, they look tailored right off the hanger and are just tight enough without being too skinny. The high-stretch denim is paired with a water-repellent finish for added weather resistance.