The Best Women’s Après Gear of 2016
Everything you need to stand out.
Don't blend in by the fireside. All you need are some Bolivian alpaca socks, a go-anywhere espresso kit, and some choice plaid to stand out whether you're cruising Salt Lake City or Truckee.
Woolrich Giant Buffalo Wool coat
Lumberjack shirts are the de facto uniform of mountain-town dudes. Woolrich gives the look an urban upgrade for women with its Giant Buffalo coat, made from a wool-nylon blend to keep you warm on the streets Vail at night.
United by Blue Murray Plaid dress
We like flannel for its unbeatable next-to-skin feel, and we like dresses for their versatility. Combine the two and you have the ideal post-ski kit. Bonus: the Philadelphia-based brand uses a portion of its proceeds to organize water-cleanup efforts.
Tucker and Bloom Ranger Market tote
Before technical fabric became a thing, waxed canvas reigned as king of weatherproofness. This bag—made in Nashville, Tennessee, by a father-son duo—uses 18-ounce Missouri canvas with Kentucky leather trim.
Kit and Ace Queen Street scarf
There’s nothing particularly high-performance about this prep-school-style cashmere scarf, but we don’t care: it’s beautiful and soft. And that’s all you need to know.
Stumptown Journeyman Brew kit
Hot coffee: the tonic that keeps our engines revved during winter’s darkest days. The eight-piece Journeyman kit includes a hand-crank grinder, a kettle, a mug, and beans to provide on-demand caffeination when we’re on the road.
Poler Worker Man beanie
Sure, this waffle-weave cap will keep your head warm and your helmet-hair covered. But we picked it because it’s handmade in the U.S. and available in 26 awesome colors.
Industry of All Nations Alpaca Cabin socks
The wool in these cozy, undyed socks comes from alpacas raised by Bolivian farmers, who send the fleece to locals near La Paz to be knit into the final product. Perfect for lounging at the lodge after a day on the hill.
Bogs Plimsoll Prince of Wales boots
When temperatures drop below zero, we break out this boot, rated to minus 40 degrees. With seven millimeters of insulation, a rubber upper, and a stink-fighting footbed, it’s good for shoveling snow in the morning and heading to the pub at night.