These Backcountry picks will give you the upper hand against the elements this winter.
Backcountry picked out some of its most popular snow apparel, as well as jackets from the likes of Patagonia. Of course, there are some “tools” for around the campfire and home, too.
The latest version of the Cottonwoods bibs comes with tweaks to allow for more range of motion and layers underneath. Its GORE-TEX waterproof/breathable membrane is made to hold up to the demands (and falls) of a long season.
And Backcountry updated the waist zipper while the detachable bib zips off just like the originals.
Other bells and whistles include stretch in the suspenders and back panel for more mobility as well as thigh vents and pockets placed away from where you carry other gear.
This jacket pairs with the Cottonwoods GORE-TEX bib pants for a fully waterproof kit. As an update to its bestselling jacket, Backcountry went with a newer fabric with greater claims to durability.
The jacket has oversized zippered pockets on the front, pit zips, and a quick-stash pass pocket on the forearm.
A more heavy-duty bib pant, the Cardiac is made to withstand the elements and terrain of big mountain backcountry rides.
It’s made with a 3L GORE-TEX PRO laminate for the brand’s top-level waterproofing and breathability. GORE Stretch fabric in the upper helps it move and flex as you ride, and adjustable (and removable) suspender straps let you change the fit on the fly.
Kevlar kick patches add to the durability of the ripstop lower legs.
This packable pocket-stashing puffy is made for everyday pursuits around town and on trails. The recycled ripstop shell fabric is windproof and has a water-repellent finish to ward off light precipitation.
To keep you warm, Patagonia stuffed this “sweater” with 800-fill (96g) of traceable down. Lastly, the cinchable hem, elastic cuffs, and tall collar all conspire to keep out cold drafts.
Same as above, but with a hood! It’s a windproof puffy sweater with 800-fill down and two hand-warmer pockets on the outside.
This three-piece set of outdoor cooking tools is made from food-grade stainless steel with nylon accents for grip. The Santoku Knife can chop and slice with a clean edge, while the spatula serves as a way to flip or help serve food directly from the grill alongside the tongs.
All three pieces are stored in a roll-up mat.
Gift this throw blanket to add a little pop of color and a lot of softness to someone’s living room or van. The edges are sewn to protect from fraying.
Whether you’re cozying up to a campsite fire or tailgating on the weekend, the Kelty Essential Chair comes in a packable, portable design.
It’s built with a steel frame and a polyester seat. Additionally, it has adjustable armrests and an insulated cup holder.
A 16-ounce insulated mug made from aluminum and topped off with a leak-proof lid.