Each year come winter, it's always the same routine: dig out and dust off those bins of winter layers, turn that thermostat up a notch, and start those snow dances in hopes of a plentiful season full of fun.
Our winter kits might all look a bit different based on where each of us lives—but ultimately we are all after the same thing: to keep the adventures rolling while we stay comfortable and warm. And while our gear closets might already be full of downy, fuzzy, plushy products of all shapes and sizes, there are a few new and notable items on the market this season that will undoubtedly take your coziness to a whole new level.
$129 • Rumpl blankets have become the new standard of ultimate comfort when outside, and their new national park series is no exception. Weighing in at just 2.1 pounds and sporting ultra-warm synthetic construction, these down throw blankets are a must for anyone venturing into the winter cold this season.
With breathtaking imagery inspired by some of the country's most beautiful public lands, warming up after your snow-filled adventures and staying covered and cozy during your long winter naps will prove to be both snug and stylish. As an added bonus, each blanket in this national parks series helps support the National Park Foundation, so they can keep these wonders, well, wonderful. Choose between Arches, Joshua Tree, and Yosemite, with more on the way!
$199.99 • Imagine having a campfire with you no matter where you go. Cozy, right? Well, that's exactly what the BioLite FirePit is: an efficient, wood-burning campfire perfect for moving with you, whether it be on that winter wonderland road trip or a one-night campout at the ski resort so you can get first chair in the morning. And I haven't even started on how easy it is to cook with...
Men's + Women's • $249 • You know when you find that article of clothing that checks all your boxes, and before you know it you've worn said piece for a solid month straight? Yeah, that's the Pinion Down Pullover from Stio. A technical remix on your favorite hoodie, while staying lightweight, packable, and responsibly sourced. And can you say zipped Kangaroo Pocket? Check, check, and check.
$39.95 • Welcome to where function, fit, and flare meet. Not everyone will be able to pull this cap off, but those that try it are sure to enjoy the best of both a classic baseball hat and the warmest of ear muffs. The soft buffalo plaid in the burnet/black colorway is also a fan favorite.
$180.00 • Ladies, this one is for you. A great travel companion, and the perfect accessory to keep you cozy on your daily winter adventures wherever they might take you. The entire line of Skida Cashmere products are 100% cashmere and made in well-run, ethical, and small-scale factories in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Men's + Women's • $110 • With a wide elastic waistband, cool color schemes, and a careful design to keep you warm and dry all day long, these merino wool leggings are my go-to for base layering once the snow falls. Not to mention that the merino used in every Mons Royale garment can be traced directly to the farm it came from.
Men's + Women's • $70-75 • The first rule of getting cozy is to focus on the digits, and that means finding the comfiest footwear to accompany your down and fleece layers. A good pair of slippers, especially ones with rugged soles that allow the occasional run outside—hot tub, maybe?—will do just the trick. Look no further than the Sorel Men's Falcon Ridge Slipper and Women's Nakiska Slipper II.
$29.95 • If you go through HotHands Warmers like they're going out of style, it may be time to think about going rechargeable with the Human Creations EnergyFlux Enduro Hand Warmers. Nearly seven hours of heat in a single charge and two heat settings to choose from, your digits will be thanking you all winter long.
$29.95 • Whether you're en route to the mountains in the morning with a cup of joe or you're warming up after a long day of snowy escapades, this insulated bottle from Miir will not disappoint. Keep the libations of your choice hot for 12 hours. Plus, the screw-top lid is included. Warm drinks and warm hands, right?
$26 for a 10-pack • The perfect pairing for that new insulated mug, these drinking chocolates make for a delicious splurge of much-needed warmth—both at home or on the go. Choose from five rich flavors: Original, Seasalt, Mocha, Coconut, and Spiced.
$15.95 • Since you can't control the weather, there are bound to be nasty days where you choose to stay indoors this winter. Lucky for you, it's possible to bring some of the outdoors inside with you with these Wandering Bison Soy Candles. I'm personally in love with the Peak Bagger scent, but there are plenty of choices depending on your taste.