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Torrential downpours, face-shearing winds, bone-chilling cold—let scientifically advanced clothes protect you from the elements and keep you comfortable.
Canada Goose’s HyBridge knit anorak is the Tesla of hoodies. Merino wool, Mother Nature’s performance fiber, provides the good bones, but tech takes it a step further. Canada Goose deploys (get this) thermal mapping technology so that heat-prone areas, like your armpits and lower back, don’t overheat. Another plus: Down-filled panels act as reinforcement when temps nose-dive.
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Oros infused this Gemini jacket with NASA-developed Solarcore technology. Wear it as one piece, throw on the lightweight insulated winter vest when the temperature plummets, or zip the water-proof shell over it to stay dry during snow or sleet.
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Leave your bulky ski coat on the slopes. The Nobis Kalvin parka is as lightweight as a topcoat and cut almost as slim. Plus, it’s embedded with an advanced SympaTex membrane, which means it’s waterproof and windproof yet still breathable. You can even throw it on over just a T-shirt while you run errands. Attach the removable fur trim if the weather report is looking extra dicey.
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What you wear closest to your skin during the winter is just as important as your exterior shell. These three options will keep you warm and dry through anything.
It warms! It breathes! It wicks away sweat before your chest hairs turn into tiny icicles! Also nice: The flat seams and shoulder panels allow for optimal mobility.
The wicking tech in this fabric actually turns your sweat into heat, so it feels like you’re wearing a blanket made of HotHands. It wouldn’t hurt to pack two just for lounging around as well.
Unlike waffle-woven long johns, these stretch and bend according to how you move while also keeping you around-the-campfire warm.
Keep your feet from freezing with these trek-ready picks.
Sperry’s Cold Bay Chelsea boots are made from molded rubber, so they’re puddle-proof. They’re also lined with microfleece for warmth and feature enhanced traction. Pull these on when you’re walk- ing to work through the slush.
Wolverine Frost boots look like your classic leather work boots, but inside they’re stuffed with a waterproof membrane and moisture-wicking mesh to keep your toes dry and Thinsulate Ultra to keep your feet warm, no matter the conditions.
The Arc’teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX is somewhere between a sneaker and a hiking boot. Breathable Gore-Tex adds protection and endurance for long-haul hikes.
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