10 Winter Weather Essentials

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Perhaps you’re used to seeing weather reports by now that bear the promise of a polar vortex — it’s that time of year, after all. But how do you gear up accordingly? Maybe you think you’ve got all your winter weather essentials on lock, but we’re here to tell you today that unless you’ve got the following rugged men’s gear picks, you’re likely not maxing out your winter wardrobe to its full potential.

After all, the best gear for winter weather combines crucial functionality with must-have style — the days of throwing on gear that’s warm yet stiff and hard to move around in? Well, those days are long gone if you check out our below gear roundup.

The best winter weather garb comes from some of your favorite brands while keeping you covered in style from head to toe — we’re talking rugged boots, an essential parka and some of the burliest sweaters you’ve seen in some time. But rest assured, it all works together quite stylishly and dependably, to say the very least. The latest weather report will be on the way sooner than you think, so get out ahead of that next storm with our picks for winter weather essentials. Stay warm, stay stylish.

Faherty Brand Polar Fjord Puffer

Faherty Brand Polar Fjord Puffer

It might come as a surprise that Faherty Brand, masters of exceedingly laidback and casually cool shirting, trousers and henleys, are now making a tough-yet-stylish parka to compete with the best of ‘em … but really, it shouldn’t come as a surprise at all. This parka happens to be made to move with you and easy to layer, to boot. Plus, yes, it’s stylish as can be.

Danner Mountain 600

Danner Mountain 600

Danner calls its latest take on stylish-yet-rugged hiking boots part of its approach to “Performance Heritage,” and its an approach we applaud for its functionality and dependability. With technology like a Vibram sole built in to offer added traction on slippery slopes and streets, these could be your new go-anywhere winter boots.

ANIAN Fisherman Sweater

ANIAN Fisherman Sweater

If winter weather means one thing, it means your average, everyday sweaters aren’t going to cut it. Now, while there’s a time and a place for a classic French Terry crewneck, you need something with added heft and classic appeal to keep toasty in times like these — enter  the ANIAN Fisherman Sweater into your wardrobe.

Filson 1970's Logger Thermal Socks

Filson 1970’s Logger Thermal Socks

Much like its Pacific Northwest neighbors from Danner, Filson knows plenty about getting explorers and adventurers (and regular consumers) ready for the cold weather — they’ve played off those roots here with the ridiculously rugged and warm 1970’s Thermal Logger Socks — as cozy and essential as they used to make ‘em back in the day.

Give'r 4 Season Glove w/ Wax Coating

Give’r 4 Season Glove w/ Wax Coating

As with your outerwear and your base layers, not just any old gloves will do when winter weather really begins to hit in earnest — these tough Give’r 4-Season Gloves feature a waxed coating for an extra layer of winter readiness, and the thick construction ensures your hands will stay warm in the frigid cold.

Ernest Supplies Lip Balm

Ernest Supplies Lip Balm

Yes, we’ve got lip balm on our list of winter weather essentials, because no one should be dealing with chapped lips — even if the temperature is below freezing. Helpfully, the Ernest Supplies Lip Balm also contains SPF for added functionality and protection from the elements — make sure you don’t leave home without it.

Huckberry Beanie

Huckberry Beanie

Lest you’ve forgotten, the good folks at Huckberry have now taken it upon themselves to craft their own lineup of stylish, rugged everyday essentials — like the affordably priced Huckberry Beanie, available in a range of versatile colors for maximum wearability in winter weather. We can’t recommend adding it to your cart fast enough.

Sunski Treeline Polarized Sunglasses

Sunski Treeline Polarized Sunglasses

Don’t forget the importance of sunglasses even in winter — particularly for protecting your eyes from the strong reflection of sunlit off freshly fallen snow. The Sunski Treeline Polarized Sunglasses take care of business quite handily in this regard, and they look  pretty great while doing it. Plus, it helps that Sunski sunglasses are affordably-priced, too.

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Field Jacket

Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Field Jacket

While we can’t recommend a rugged parka enough (like the Faherty Brand parka seen at the top of this post), there’s still something to be said for keeping a variety of other essential winter jackets in your rotation. For example: The Flint and Tinder Quilted Waxed Field Jacket absolutely gets it right, from the warm insulated quilting to the exceptionally tough exterior.

Fieldworks Supply Weather-Ready Hand Repair

Fieldworks Supply Weather-Ready Hand Repair

Just as we talked about the importance of the small details in terms of winter weather protection — like a great lip balm — we’re going to recommend a crucial hand cream to keep your hands from getting dry and chapped. Consider this another must-have tool in your fight against the impact of winter weather. Apply it as often as you like to thwart the signs of weathered hands.




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