I hate the cold and if this year is anything to go by, Winter has been colder, wetter, and blusterier than ever before. When you need to combat this cold, there is only one brand we trust with a range of jackets, gloves, and hats to keep us toasty, and that company is – Mountain HardWear. Check out this collection of our favorite Winter Essentials from the brand.
Direct North™ Gore-Tex Down Jacket
Your first and most important line of defense against the elements is a good jacket and the Direct North Down Jacket checks all the right boxes.
Perfect for Ski, Snowsports, Backcountry, or just a great casual everyday coat, its exterior is made from Mountain Hardwear’s very own Gore-Tex Infinium 2L waterproof breathable fabric and is filled with lightweight and breathable 600-fill RDS-certified down insulation at the body and sleeves. In our testing, we remarked at just how light but warm this jacket is, it truly feels like you are wearing a heavy down coat but without the bulk and we love that.
We also appreciate the elastic and Velcro adjustment capability at the cuffs, along with cuff gaskets to keep snow and wind out plus the zippered chest and security pockets and underarm zip vents to add breathability when hitting the slopes. The icing on the cake though is the fact that this is a stylish full zip coat with a storm flap at an affordable price and there is a lot to be said about that.
Cotton Ridge™ Pant
Accompanying the jacket is the need for durable and comfortable pants and the Cotton Ridge pant would be our first recommendation.
Made from 100% organic cotton, this durable duck canvas cotton pant is not only rugged and durable but versatile too with pockets for everything you could ever need or want including a knife pocket for when you take to the trails.
We have also come to appreciate the need for reinforced double-layered knees which these also have and the reassuring belt loop waist with zippered fly completes the package. They feel good, we love the color and are built to last, what more could you ask for?
Gas Station Beanie
The Gas Station Beanie we would describe as the perfect throw-and-go accessory that should be in your bag this Winter season.
With a unique jacquard pattern, pre-cuffed design, and made from recycled polyester plus wool yarns for softness and warmth, this stylish and functional headwear is perfect when you do not want to worry about combing and styling your hair and you just want to hit the slopes.
It’s warm, practical, and looks great!
Completing the ensemble is the perfect pair of gloves and if are someone that hates having cold hands, you need to get yourself a pair of these.
This beautiful soft sherpa fleece outer paired with hard-faced fleece at the palm adds superior comfort and warmth and will keep your hands cozy even when the temperatures drop.
They come in a range of colors, add some nice grip, and fit just right and we simply can’t leave home without them.
For all these and more, check out – https://www.mountainhardwear.ca/