Your Winter
Survival Essentials

Winter survival essentials

Your Winter Survival Essentials

Six proven cold fighters to face a brutal season

Shackleton's Endurance parka was field-tested in Antarctica and can withstand temperatures as low as -30°C.

Meteorologists are urging us to brace for serious winter storms and the Farmers' Almanac backs it up with this chilling warning: "Frigid and frosty conditions will last well into spring, bringing little relief to the winter-weary ... this could feel like the never-ending winter." Unless you've got access to an island vacation home, you'll have to deal with the full brute of the weather, so it's best you prep for the polar conditions now. Protect yourself and your style by investing in some quality layers and tools designed to maintain your body heat and keep out the cold.

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Your Winter
Survival Essentials

Layerable Outerwear

Constructed from British Millerain Cambric fabric and insulated with soft Polartec fleece, this coat from Norse Projects isn't overly heavy and remains highly breathable with an excellent warmth to weight ratio. Plus, it's roomy enough to layer a heavy sweater or quilted vest under it should you need extra insulation.

Nunk Cambric jacket,
$650 by Norse Projects

Serious Socks

Like stashing tiny individual heaters in your shoes, these durable performance socks are built to keep your feet dry and warm. Knit from a merino wool blend for comfort, their honeycomb arch support ensures a snug, stay-put fit. And unlike some thicker options, the modern seamless knit allows feet to breathe and reduces overheating.

Merino calf socks,
$68.40 (for four-pack) by Bombas

Waterproof Boots

Want to stay warm? Then don't let your feet get wet. Danner's lightweight Mountain 600 boots will keep your toes warm and dry, and the low-profile style and Vibram sole look pretty damn cool, too.

Mountain 600 boots,
$200 / $134.98 by Danner

Thermal Underwear

You don't need a thick, waffle-knit T-shirt and long underwear bunching up under your sweaters or dress pants. Uniqlo's lightweight and breathable base layers keep your core warm by retaining body heat while wicking away any moisture. Plus, they're anti-static for an added bonus.

HeatTech T-shirt, $14.90 and HeatTech long johns, $19.90, both by Uniqlo

Modern Gloves

You want a pair of gloves that look good, keep your hands protected from the elements and (let's be real) also allows you to use an ATM, scroll through Instagram and hail a Lyft. These handsome deerskin gloves are touchscreen compatible and come with warm Primaloft insulation.

Liv Sport Classic gloves,
$130 by Hestra

Hand Warmer

The old school hand warmers burned lighter fluid. This is its beefed up, modern brother, which utilizes a rechargeable battery to keep hands warm for nine hours with adjustable heat settings. And bonus, the USB compatible device doubles as a power bank for your phone.

Rechargeable hand warmers,
$39.95 / $34.16 by Zippo

FYI

Outdoor adventurers suggest getting warm before you go outside. This will greatly improve your ability to remain warm throughout the day—be it a hike or just walking to work.

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