7 winter prep essentials to keep you warm

From gloves to goggles, these winter prep essentials will keep you warm when the weather outside is frightful.


Compiled by Salon staff
November 21, 2019 1:55PM (UTC)
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Doing all your winter prep shopping after the first snowfall might be too little too late. Come prepared by stocking up on all this cold-weather must-haves that protect you from the elements in style.

Men's Omni-Heat 3D™ Knit Half Zip Pullover 

When it comes to staying warm, it’s not so much your outer layers that count, but what you wear inside of them. Maintain body heat with this ultra comfortable baselayer that both wicks away moisture and offers a wide range of motion. An essential winter wardrobe item, it brings the heat when you need it most. 

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Oakley Flight Deck XM Goggles

Leave it to the Oakley to come up with the most durable goggles yet, whether your winter activity of choice involves skiing down moguls or catching air on a snowboard. Rim-free lenses provide unrivalled peripheral vision with anti-fog coating illuminating every last snowflake. Plus, with discrete frame notches that hold your eyeglasses in place, you can go from street to slope in no time. 

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Sabre LT Pant Men’s

You don’t even need to be a winter sports aficionado to benefit from a pair of durable snow pants. Designed with high-performance waterproof Gore-Tex technology, the sleek and minimalist Sabre LT Pant facilitates the most athletic of endeavors, proper temperature regulation, and most importantly, comfort.  

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Three Black Bear Fleece Blanket

Some winter nights, not even cranking the heat up to its full capacity can ward off the shivers. Instead of wearing your parka and hat indoors like you did that one time, come equipped with a fleece blanket that quite literally provides the toastiest of bear hugs—and doubles as artwork. Seriously, when you’re down for the count, you’ll be thankful it’s got your back.

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Men's Winter Rebellion™ Down Parka

Quit layering hoodie over hoodie just so you can wear your fall jacket well intp February. It’s about time you treat yourself (and your immune system!) to a parka that checks every box: a twill and down outer shell that keeps snow out, and warmth in; several deep pockets that keep your belongings safe; and a removable faux fur hood trim that lets you switch up your look from day to day.

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Buy it from Columbia Sportswear

Dome Perginon 

Whether you’re scraping ice off your windshield or hitting the snow park down a black diamond hill, your noggin needs to stay warm and protected. Thin enough to fit under your helmet yet warm enough to block wind on its own, the Dome Perginon hat is a cold-weather essential no matter where the season’s adventures takes you. 

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Men’s Tahoe Undercuff Gloves

Your extremities are the first places you lose heat, and if you’re throwing snowballs or making snow angels (as one does), your hands will suffer the brunt of the cold. Do yourself a favor and skip the dollar store cotton gloves: these lightweight yet durable leather-lined gloves wick away moisture while still allowing you to get on with your day. 

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