For the Puffy Lover

When warmth is at a premium, nothing quite beats the feeling of being swaddled in down or synthetic insulation


Outside's long reads email newsletter features our strongest writing, most ambitious reporting, and award-winning storytelling about the outdoors. Sign up today.

When warmth is at a premium, nothing beats the feeling of being swaddled in lofty insulation. 


Penfield Pelam Jacket

What do they say about retro? It never goes out of style. That's certainly the case with the Pelam. The large baffles and muted colors are very early seventies, and the leather accents protect against rubbing shoulder straps.

Price $305

Buy Now


Montbell Superior Down Pants

Okay, down pants may not be stylish, but after a cold winter surf session or day on the slopes, they’re hard to beat. These from Montbell are compressible enough to keep in a winter camping pack, but lofted and cozy for sitting by the fireplace with cocoa. 

Price $145

Buy Now

(66 Degrees)

66 Degrees North Kjolur Shacket 

We live in the age of the shacket. This one, made by Icelandic company 66 Degrees North and filled with German goose-down, is as practical as it is classy.

Price $420

Buy Now


Nobis The Ricky Bobby Vest

Military inspired—with leather shoulders, hand warmer pockets, and a high collar to stave off the cold—the Ricky Bobby (yes, as in Talladega Nights) is the vest you want for the arctic chill of New York City mornings or Moscow nights. 

Price $495

Buy Now


Rab Zero G Jacket 

We’ll admit, it looks a bit space age-y, but this mountaineering inspired parka is so warm, we also don't care. If your goal is saving weight, it passes the test, but the fabric is durable enough for mixed ice and snow conditions on hard alpine routes. The 1000-fill down is also responsibility sourced. 

Price $550

Buy Now

(The North Face)

The North Face Thermoball Traction Mule II Slipper 

Capitalizing on the every popular ThermoBall jacket, The North Face has finally released a baffled, puffy slipper with the same technology, so your toes can feel toasty all winter long. 

Price $50

Buy Now


Marmot 8000 Meter Mitt 

We pity you if you're ever in conditions cold enough to merit wearing these 700-fill goose down mittens. But let's face it, you're probably also doing something rad. On top of being exceptionally warm, the 8000 Meters also come with a waterproof Gore-Tex shell. 

Price $275

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. We do not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy.

promo logo