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Best Gifts for Braving the Winter Cold

Sub-zero temps are here, and our picks for winter must-haves will bring a smile to any adventurer’s face this holiday season.



As winter tightens its icy grip, having a reliable, foundational, cold-weather kit becomes more important than ever. A multi-functional layering system and warm, durable accessories are the way to go in order to ensure that you’re always ready for what Ullr can throw at you. Our picks for winter must-haves will bring a smile to any adventurer’s face this holiday season.

Russian Cold Camo VKBO Layer 5 (Demi Suit)

Price: $120
From: russiancoldcamo.com

A part of the full VKBO extreme cold weather clothing system used by the Russian military, the Layer 5 Demi Suit is perfect for everything from hiking and camping to braving frigid temps in the city. It’s designed specifically for layers to be changed quickly — which makes it easy to adapt the system to whatever activity you’re undertaking. Russian Cold Camo is a US-based company that legally imports its products from Russia. All of its products are stored and shipped from the US, with complimentary standard shipping.


1. Blundstone Thermal Boots

Price: $225
From: blundstone.com

No winter kit is complete without a rock-solid pair of boots. Blundstone’s Thermal Boots are incredibly comfortable and fully waterproof, so they can handle anything you might get into this winter.


2. Filson Watch Cap Beanie

Price: $45
From: filson.com

Filson’s Watch Cap Beanie brings a healthy dose of classic styling along with proven durability. It’s made from 100 percent virgin wool and will continue to insulate even when it’s wet.


3. Hestra Wakayama Mitten

Price: $170
From: hestra.com

A reliable pair of gloves is a must-have for any winter activity, and Hestra’s Wakayama Mittens certainly fit the bill. They’re insulated with Primaloft Gold to keep your hands warm and are crafted from impregnated cowhide for water-resistance and durability.


4. Carhartt WIP Beaufort Neckwarmer

Price: $38
From: endclothing.com

Few things provide as cozy a feeling as a fleece neckwarmer. Carhartt WIP’s version has a reflective print on it that will keep you safe when out past dark. The soft 100 percent polyester fleece is comfortable and will keep you warm far past the freezing point.


5. Darn Tough Hiker Boot Sock Full Cushion

Price: $26
From: darntough.com

A warm pair of socks are the most foundational piece of a cold-weather layering system. If your feet are cold, the rest of you will be too. Darn Tough’s rugged merino wool socks come with a lifetime guarantee, so if you ever wear a hole in them, they’ll replace them free of charge.


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