The Best Down Jackets of 2021
The Best Down Jackets of 2021
Stio has made the list with the Hometown Down jacket — and that’s still a solid puffy. But we gave the nod this year to its rowdier cousin, the Colter. It has a lot of what we loved about the Hometown — plush and cozy in a uniquely Stio way — with an eye toward pow days and nasty weather.
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Stio Men’s Objective Pro Jacket
Stio Men’s Objective Pro Jacket

This jacket is built to last, and will be any skier’s go-to option day in and day out, for many ski seasons to come. Think of the price as a long term investment in your comfort while outdoors.

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The Best Women's Snow Pants for Every Budget, Style, and Skill Level
The Best Women's Snow Pants for Every Budget, Style, and Skill Level
Lightweight and low-rise, these breathable waterproof pants sit right at the hips—a feature that makes them look extra flattering come après activities. More importantly, they allow you to take turns with ease and command the trails, courtesy of the super-durable fabric that moves with you. They also feature abrasion-resistant patches on the bottom of the leg for added protection from the elements (and your boots). And when all your hard work on the mountain makes you heat up, just unzip the two air vents on the sides for instant cooling. These will be the BFF of any outdoor adventurer. (Take them on one—or all—of these epic winter escapes.)
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Our Favorite Lightweight Puffy Jackets for Women
Our Favorite Lightweight Puffy Jackets for Women
You’d expect an anorak-style puffy to be as boxy and bulky as a quilt. But the Pinion’s great achievement is its tailored look. Vertical princess seams on the sides create an hourglass shape. Opening the snaps on the split hem creates more room for broader hips. And the abbreviated zipper makes this feel more like a sweatshirt than the technical jacket it is. The 800-fill goose down kept me warm on calm, 40-degree nights in camp, and the Pertex Quantum shell fabric, which is light, soft, and made to hold insulation, blocks light winds. It’s also silky to the touch, which makes this a comfy travel pillow once you stuff the jacket into its own kangaroo pouch.
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5 Performance Vests to Buy Now
5 Performance Vests to Buy Now

This highly packable Stio vest has just enough insulation to take the chill off. And because it's synthetic, it stays warm even when you sweat. The neck and hand-warming pockets are both fleece-lined - a small but delicious detail.

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Best Down Jackets
Best Down Jackets
This jacket has both the warmth and added features, including tapered sleeves and a buttery soft finish, to serve as your everyday jacket in almost any scenario, from the ski slopes to the trek into the office.
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