The Best Winter Workwear of 2018
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Apparel that looks its best after you’ve put it through your worst.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Woolpower Ullfrotte 800 Socks ($51)
Woolpower’s signature wool-nylon blend makes these socks plenty beefy for warmth and sweat-wicking power.