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Travel: Your Shopping Guide to Staying Warm This Winter

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Normally, winter is an excuse to stay cozied up by a fireplace or under the covers in your comfiest pair of sweats. But this year, when most activities and social interactions require time outdoors, spending a good portion of your weekend in freezing temperatures is a more regular occurrence. We've spent time searching for the best winter gear for every situation—insulated boots for hiking, but also outdoor dining; cool and practical one-piece ski suits that make trekking outdoors feel more bearable; cold-weather running layers made for withstanding low temperatures; and camping supplies for even the most inexperienced outdoorsman. We also broke down the basics of dressing for the outdoors, asking adventurers what fabrics they love (and which they stay away from) and how to know if a boot is snow-worthy (hint: if you're doubling up on socks, it's not a good winter boot). Armed with the proper layers and a comfortable pair of shoes, a winter spent outdoors seems a little less daunting. —Madison Flager

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Winter clothing

How to Dress for Cold Weather, According to Outdoor Adventurers

We asked professional ice carvers, polar expedition leaders, and snowshoe guides to share the products that keep them warm all winter long.

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11 Lightweight Jackets That Will Still Keep You Warm

While we're less worried about what's packable this year, there's still much to be said for a packable jacket that'll keep you warm and dry, without the bulk. Here, we round up the best options from Fjällräven, the North Face, and more.

One-Piece Ski Suits to Wear This Winter

Seasons during the pandemic have been defined by loungewear: First, it was leggings and sweats, then came bike shorts and house dresses. Now that it's winter, those living in cities with freezing temperatures are looking to ski suits to make afternoons outdoors more enjoyable, whether on the slopes or sipping hot toddies on sidewalks.

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Ski Trip Packing List: All the Essentials for a Weekend On (and Off) the Slopes

For those planning to ski this year, here are the clothes, shoes, and accessories to consider adding to your packing list.

a person with collar shirt: The warmest suit on the list, its design is guaranteed to keep the cold out, whether you’re heli-skiing in Alaska or enjoying an Aperol spritz with friends al fresco. Windproof, waterproof, and lined with down, it’s your barrier against the winter elements—be it a blast of cold wind on a slow chairlift or a less glamorous spray of muddy slush from a passing car. Plus, when the next bombogenesis hits the northeast, you’ll be prepared. $1000, The North Face. Get it now! © Condé Nast Traveler The warmest suit on the list, its design is guaranteed to keep the cold out, whether you’re heli-skiing in Alaska or enjoying an Aperol spritz with friends al fresco. Windproof, waterproof, and lined with down, it’s your barrier against the winter elements—be it a blast of cold wind on a slow chairlift or a less glamorous spray of muddy slush from a passing car. Plus, when the next bombogenesis hits the northeast, you’ll be prepared. $1000, The North Face. Get it now!

The North Face Himalayan suit

$1000.00, The North Face

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If there were ever a winter to walk around looking like the Abominable Snowman, this would be it.

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Fox River Wool Glomitts

$27.00, REI

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A hybrid mitten and fingerless glove, these will keep your hands warm without restricting your movement.

Winter shoes

Dr. Martens' Fleece-Lined Boots Are My Go-To Winter Shoe

All it takes is a faux fleece lining—and a sturdy leather boot—to make outdoor dining a little more bearable.

These Packable Traction Cleats Make Walking on Snow and Ice a Breeze

Traveler contributor Ashlea Halpern swears by Yaktrax Pro traction cleats for making any shoe better suited for cold, snowy climates.

Dr. Martens’s Chelsea Boot Is the Shoe I Wear With Any Outfit

Clearly, we're big Dr. Martens fans over here. Traveler contributor Timothy Latterner says these indestructible shoes have a rubber tread that keeps him from slipping on the ice in winter.

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Dr. Martens Leonore Chelsea boot

$160.00, Dr. Martens

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Faux fleece-lined Chelsea boots are just the right shoe for venturing out to dinner.

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Yaktrax Pro traction cleats

$26.00, Amazon

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Slide these over any shoe to get a better grip on icy days.

The Best Winter Boots to Shop Right Now, Because Cold Weather Has Not Been Cancelled

  The Best Winter Boots to Shop Right Now, Because Cold Weather Has Not Been Cancelled If you have to leave the house, at least your feet will be warm.Navigating winter streets, sidewalks, and parking lots requires footwear that can handle the good, the bad, and the just plain ugly. The best winter boots for all-day wear are weather appropriate—and still look chic, when you head indoors.

Running, biking, and hiking gear

The Best Outdoor Gear for Winter Hikes and Bike Rides

From leggings to running beanies to down vests, we've rounded up the winter gear that will keep you going on casual day hikes and leisurely bike rides.

9 Winter Hiking Boots to Keep Your Feet Warm and Dry

Insulated winter hiking boots with nonslip soles are key to staying warm and dry—and to avoid sliding on the ice. While a good pair of lined hiking boots can be a bit of a splurge, these practical boots are meant to last years. Click through for men's and women's styles we recommend.

The Winter Running Gear Getting Me Outside on the Coldest Days

For those who've sworn off running in the winter, Traveler editor Jessica Puckett has found gear that may change your mind.

Portland, Oregon-based Danner boots has been a leader in the U.S.-made hiking boot category since 1932. Founded by Charles Danner, whose sons John and Bill now run the company, Danner continues to turn out excellent hikers for all types of trails and conditions. New for this winter is this women's lightweight suede boot with a furry trim, waterproof lining, and PrimaLoft insulation. The Vibram lugged sole provides a strong grasp in snowy or icy conditions, while the boot’s interior is soft and comfy, ready to tackle trails straight from the box. We especially love the orange accents, adding a little brightness on a blustery day. These are the boots you’ll want to grab when you set out on a three-hour-plus winter trek through the woods or mountains. $180, Danner. Get it now! © Condé Nast Traveler Portland, Oregon-based Danner boots has been a leader in the U.S.-made hiking boot category since 1932. Founded by Charles Danner, whose sons John and Bill now run the company, Danner continues to turn out excellent hikers for all types of trails and conditions. New for this winter is this women's lightweight suede boot with a furry trim, waterproof lining, and PrimaLoft insulation. The Vibram lugged sole provides a strong grasp in snowy or icy conditions, while the boot’s interior is soft and comfy, ready to tackle trails straight from the box. We especially love the orange accents, adding a little brightness on a blustery day. These are the boots you’ll want to grab when you set out on a three-hour-plus winter trek through the woods or mountains. $180, Danner. Get it now!

Danner Inquire mid insulated boots

$180.00, Danner

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Portland, Oregon-based Danner has been crafting made-to-last boots since 1932; this one has a Vibram lugged sole that provides a strong grasp in snowy or icy conditions.

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Lululemon Down For It All jacket

$198.00, Lululemon

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Made with breathable fleece fabric that's both water- and wind-resistant, Puckett calls this one of the best pieces of exercise gear she's ever purchased.

Camping gear

A Beginner's Guide to Winter Camping

Whether setting up a tent or tricking out your car, this list of essential gear and expert tips will prepare you for winter car camping in nearly any scenario, even if you're a true beginner.

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Goal Zero Yeti 500x portable power station

$700.00, Goal Zero

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Car campers, this heavy-duty power station ensures you don’t drain your battery overnight.


Gallery: 9 Winter Hiking Boots to Keep Your Feet Warm and Dry (Condé Nast Traveler)

50 of the Most Stunning Pictures of Winter Across America .
Bundle up! These amazing pictures of winter landscapes and wildlife will make you want to go for a walk in the snow. The post 50 of the Most Stunning Pictures of Winter Across America appeared first on Reader's Digest.This was my first trip to Mount Rainier on a visit to my children who lived in Port Orchard, Washington. There were so many beautiful photo opportunities on the drive through the park. – Cathy Williams. If winter isn't your season, here are some stunning fall pictures.

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