Your Guide to Cold Weather Gear
Cold winter weather has the tendency to keep us indoors. However, if we stay inside to avoid the low temperatures, we miss all the fun and adventures awaiting us that we can only experience in the winter. Snow is ridiculously fun, but not if you are wet and freezing. Traveling in the winter brings just as much pleasure as summer travel. Some places are just begging to be seen when they are covered in snow and ice. Building a snow man or having a snow ball fight is something you and your kids will never forget. The key to enjoying the winter is having the right gear. If you are dressed appropriately, the cold won’t stop your fun. Bundle up with the best cold weather gear and get the most out of these chilly but beautiful days.
Cold Weather Gear For Kids
Let’s face it, getting kids to wear gloves and keep them on is not easy and can actually seem impossible. But, if you are out in the snow or below freezing temperatures, your child is not going to last long with fingers turning to icicles. Veyo created the perfect solution for gloves being such a pain to put on kids and keep on! Mittyz are fingerless mitten-like gloves that slide on and cinch tight after making it easy to get them on. No tiny finger holes to struggle with. Mittyz are very warm and waterproof, perfect for playing in the snow. Kids will actually want to wear them thanks to their fun designs that look like animal paws or claws, like the Pink Tiger Paw Mittyz. Their oversized gauntlet allows them to go over a jacket so you can put them on last. When you are done playing, they dry quickly and are machine washable. Veyo Mittyz are the ideal cold weather gear for kids!
If you have a girly girl in your life, she might resist having a heavy coat. Winter clothing for kids like a heavy coat might not be girly enough. If she’s a fashionista, it doesn’t matter how cold it is, she is not going to wear an ugly coat. You need to meet Appaman! Appaman makes the coolest clothes for girls and boys. Their winter clothing for kids is the best! The even have a warm winter coat that a girly girl will proudly wear: The Wilderness Jacket. This bomber style jacket is super warm, lined with faux sheepskin. The hood is also fully lined and trimmed. She can remove the hood if it is not needed, but for a day in the snow, the hood is a life saver.
Appaman has lots of gorgeous jackets for girls. Whether you need something extra warm for snow and ice or a lighter jacket for cold but more mild climates, Appaman has options and all their options are stylish and comfortable, able to please even the most serious diva in your family. For everyday kids clothing, Appaman is fantastic as well. Their tops, pants, and dresses for girls are so trendy yet still childlike. We can’t get enough of this brand and your kids won’t either whether you need a jacket to add to a child’s cold weather gear or a dress for a party.
Cold Weather Gear for Adults
Cold weather means layering! If you are skiing or traveling in the winter, a plain old sweatshirt will leave you wishing you had on more or send you running inside for heat instead of exploring the wonderful winter world around you. For adding layers to your cold weather gear, Outdoor Research has exactly what you need. This company expertly creates pieces that are highly effective at keeping you warm and comfortable in the cold. The Women’s Longitude Hoody is a must have for winter travel and outdoor activities. Made with a sweater knitted fleece, it is soft but so insulating. This would actually be a great jacket for mildly cold weather. If you travel somewhere covered in snow, it is a great layer under a long coat or perfect for lounging in by a fire or inside where it is still chilly. Unlike an old sweatshirt, the Longitude Hoody is also stylish and feminine. When it comes to winter clothes for women, Outdoor Research gives you pieces that are useful but still attractive.
Serious time in the snow require serious outerwear. Turn to a long trusted brand to stay dry and warm this winter. Columbia Women’s Outerwear has insulated cold weather gear for women that looks great and does what it is supposed to do! The Women’s Lay ‘D’ Down Jacket is a dream for winter sports like snowboarding. Using Columbia’s Omni-Shield and Omni-Heat technology, this jacket keeps you nice and toasty. The down insulation ensures you don’t get cold on the slopes all day and the feminine cut fits nicely and moves with your body. This jacket has a removable hood and a media and goggle pocket. It is water and stain repellent so you can play hard all day without a second thought, even in a white jacket.
Pair your jacket with the Women’s Veloca Vixen Insulated Pant for the ultimate in cold weather gear for women. These pants have thermal insulation and are made with a flex twill that won’t constrain you when moving. They feature an internal leg gaiter and leg zippers as well as multiple zippered pockets. Pair the pant and jacket to make the perfect ski suit from Columbia.
The Everyday Quilted Car Coat truly is a coat you can wear all the time in the winter. With a slimmer fit, you won’t feel weighed down and can keep it on going in and out of stores or getting in and out of the car. So many shopping areas are outdoors now and this is the perfect shopping coat. The tunic length is flattering. The pockets zip and the hood is removable. We love how neutral the Shiitake color is, making it really a coat to wear every day.
The Slim Velvet Pants create a gorgeous silhouette with their slim cut. They are warm but stylish with a jean-like look. The Creama color is lovely and matches everything. Put these on for a day out sightseeing or shopping this winter.
Look cute but keep your head warm in the Hat Attack Ribbed Slouchy Hat. This hand knit hat is so comfy and we love the playful style of the faux fur pom pom on top.
Patagonia is all about getting people outside, exploring the environment. Weather should not stop us from being outside. Fleece is a great layering piece or perfect to wear without a coat if it isn’t totally freezing outside. Patagonia creates the best in fleece pullovers. Their casual fleece options include pullovers, vests, and jackets for women and men. There are different types of fleece depending on your individual needs and preferences. Patagonia fleece always looks great and never goes out of style! Find the perfect casual fleece for you! Women’s Casual Fleece and Men’s Casual Fleece
Winter wear for men must include hoodies! That gross sweatshirt from college is not going to cut it anymore. Upgrade your hoody, man! Check out Prana and their selection of Men’s Hoodies. They make their hoodies with the softest organic cotton, hemp, or recycled polyester. There are pullovers, half zips and jackets. No matter what you prefer, you can layer up under your cold weather gear in style with a hoody from Prana.
Winter Boots for Everyone
When it comes to cold weather gear, good boots are crucial. You cannot walk through a frozen forest or have a snow ball fight in sneakers. You need boots that are tough, waterproof, comfortable, and insulated. Keen Footwear makes the most amazing cold weather gear for your feet and they make this footwear for adults and children. You can get all your winter boot shopping done in one spot. Order everyone a pair of Keen boots and call it a day!
All the Keen winter boots we recommend are waterproof, warm, and durable. For Dad, the Men’s Durand Polar Waterproof Boot is insulated and waterproof with a non slip sole. The black boot matches everything.
Your daughter will love the Little Kids’ Elsa Boot because it is adorable. You will love it because it keeps her feet cozy and helps her not slip on the ice. She can easily take them on and off on her own with the bungee closure instead of tie laces.
Mom can wear her own pair of Elsa boots. Choose from the Women’s Elsa Boot or the Women’s Elsa Premium Waterproof Mid. Both look pretty with fabulous prints to choose from. They are lined and keep you from slipping on wet or icy surfaces.
All the Keen boots are flexible and supportive for your feet. You really can wear them all day long in any winter weather. These boots are the best in cold weather gear for the entire family.
Get geared up for the rest of winter and prep for next year as well. The season of cold, wet weather comes every year and if you invest in high quality winter clothes for kids, winter clothes for women, and winter wear for men, you can wear many of the pieces for years to come. Stay warm, but stay stylish. Stay comfortable and stay active. Outside, exploring the world as a family is always a good thing!
Now that you are all geared up to go out in the cold, get your camera ready to capture This Year’s Must Take Winter Photos.
Photo Credits: EveryAvenueGirl
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