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(Photo: Inga Hendrickson and Kevin Zansler)
2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide

The Best Women’s Après Kit of 2022

Cozy, stylish apparel for post-ski festivities

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After a day of hitting the slopes, cozy up with our favorite women’s après pieces, from a perfect hand-knit pullover to this season’s most popular balaclava. Bundle up—it’s going to be a good season! 

Gogo Ski Sweater ($530)

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The Gogo pullover is hand-knit in Canada using 100 percent ultrasoft Italian wool. The chunky raglan sleeve adds some poise—and it’s incredibly cozy. It’s bound to attract compliments at the après bar. (one size)

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Stio East Butte Insulated Jacket ($199)

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This sophisticated, do-it-all jacket is perfect for warming up on the slopes or at the nearest bar. With a side zipper and a button flap that perfectly cocoons your neck, the East Butte feels like a cloud’s hug. It’s filled with 50 percent recycled polyester insulation and coated with DWR to ward off melting snow. (XS–XL)

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Miir Highball Cup ($30)

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This insulated cup with a snug, spillproof lid is ideal for holding a hot drink in the parking lot. The weighted base keeps it ­grounded, and at 14 ounces it’s larger than your average glass. Miir is a certified climate-neutral B Corp and a member of 1 Percent for the Planet—which means 1 percent of its annual sales are donated to environmental causes.

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ATG By Wrangler™ Women’s Hybrid Jacket ($85)

Lightweight and easy to pack for every adventure, the ATG™ by Wrangler® women’s hybrid jacket features a zippered closure and zippered hip pockets and an insulated puffer jacket center at the front for added warmth. Plus, its stretchy fabrication will give you a comfortable fit so you can wear it on the trail and in the city.

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Levi’s Mile High Super Skinny Jeans ($90)

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You can’t go wrong with a slick pair of Levi’s that accentuate all the right places. The Mile High’s 5 percent elastane fabric makes for a snug but mobile fit that stays true to size, even when worn for weeks. For a reduced environmental impact, the high-waisted pants’ soft Tencel Lyocell fabric is made from sustainably harvested wood. Another bonus: unlike many other high-quality jeans, these won’t blow your budget. (24–34)

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Matek Motmot Balaclava ($110)

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The Motmot is one way to stand out at a post-ski ­watering hole. The 98 percent ­recycled-polyester knit balaclava kept us warmer than most beanies (it also has a brim to keep snow and sun out of your eyes) and it can either be worn up or around the neck. If you’re skeptical about pulling it off (we were), let us assure you—it will be a statement piece for years to come.

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Vallon Heron Mountain 3.0 Sunglasses ($119)

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Classic glacier glasses get an upgrade with antifog glass that lends 100 percent UVA and UVB protection. The thermoplastic nylon frames are flexible and durable, and bendable rubber temple tips adjust to your head and ears for primo comfort.

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Fjällräven High Coast Pocket Bag ($35)

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This on-the-go pocket is big enough to fit your phone, wallet, lip balm, keys, and a few other essentials, and can be worn several ways, including as a sling, shoulder bag, or belt. It’s made of 100 percent recycled nylon.

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Kodiak Scotia Boots ($170)

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Slip this plush but durable water-resistant boot on after a long day on the mountain. It’s made from leather that’s produced with less water and chemicals than traditional tanning. We also love the lightweight wedge outsole and the microfiber lining, which helps wick away moisture. Both the rugged construction and timeless looks will last for years.

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Hestra Tina Mitten ($125)

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The Tina mitt’s hairsheep leather is smooth like butter. It’s lined with PrimaLoft and rugged polyester that’s warm but thin enough to provide a firm grip. With an effortless style and minimalist design, it’s an extremely sleek option for walking to and from whatever après shenanigans you get after. 

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From Winter 2022 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson and Kevin Zansler

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