(Inga Hendrickson)
2020 Winter Buyers Guide

The Best Streetwear of 2020

Look like a million bucks. And feel like it, too.


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Icebreaker Lumista Hybrid Sweater Jacket ($320)

(Courtesy Icebreaker)

This merino-insulated hybrid is a nice cross between sleek-and-modern and ready-for-the-backcountry. With knit merino panels on the back and sides, the Lumista is efficient on cold days, while DWR on the front helps it shun moisture. Its urban style works whether you’re in Telluride or Chicago.

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Howler Brothers Lightning Quilted Jacket ($185)

(Courtesy Howler Brothers)

Extremely light and packable at 12 ounces, the Lightning nevertheless brings the insulation. While its PrimaLoft Gold synthetic lining isn’t quite as warm as down, it still works when wet and costs less. With a snap-front chest pocket, the Lightning has some class.

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Untuckit Puffer Vest ($128)

(Courtesy Untuckit)

With poly insulation, the Puffer isn’t too puffy—great under a jacket. But its nylon shell, which is water-repellent, means it works as an outer layer. The insulation packs down for stuffing the Puffer away on flights.

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Myles Apparel Farallon Fleece ($138)

(Courtesy Myles Apparel)

Designed with Bay Area surfers in mind, the Farallon is made with fast-drying polyester. It’s supremely warm and cozy—don it when you come out of the waves. What’s amazing is how functional Myles managed to make such a sharp-looking, heathered jacket.

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REI Co-op Norseland Shirt Jacket ($149)

(Courtesy REI)

The vintage-leaning Norseland is one of the warmer shirt jackets we’ve encountered. A mix of polyester and wool fibers, it has a rugged feel on the outside and a silky lining inside. With all the trappings of a dress shirt, it’s the rare piece in its category with the heft to serve as a true jacket. 

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Kathmandu Epiq Down Jacket ($200)

(Courtesy Kathmandu)

The best lifestyle puffy we tested comes from New Zealand. Stuffed with 550-fill down and graced with windproof, DWR Pertex Quantum Eco fabric, the Epiq is warm enough for winter camping. Nice touches include a headphone port leading to an inner pocket and soft brushed fabric at the chin.

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From Winter 2020 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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