7 Items Worth Snuggling Into Sooner and Later

With February fresh in the rearview mirror, and the promise of warm temps in April and May around the corner, it’s easy for spring fever to set in. I’m sure we’re all starting to long for camping trips and chilly nights with stories around a fire. Then again, as I write this, snowflakes breeze through the sky and I remember that traditionally, March is the snowiest month along the Front Range. So whether you’re planning the season’s first trip to Fruita or you’re still in need of warmer-uppers after enjoying fresh inches on the slopes, rely on this collection to keep you cozy.

Happiness Is … Sweatshirt

Made with a bamboo/cotton/baby fleece blend and a brushed fleece interior, this oh-so-snuggly collection of crewneck sweatshirts is the perfect après apparel. Preshrunk fabric means its perfect fit stays perfect. So decide what makes you happy — Fresh powder? Morning coffee? A good book? — and spread it. $69 | happinessisinc.com

Fjällräven Canada Wool Padded Jacket

Don’t worry men. We know you need to meet your cozy quota too. This lumberjack-inspired shirtjac not only has soft recycled wool flannel next to skin, it gains extra warmth from a layer of Lavalan (a blend of Swedish wool and PLA, a bioplastic made from cornstarch). G-1000 Eco fabric on the shoulders, elbows and pocket flap adds stylish hits of durability. $225 | fjallraven.com

Rumpl Original Puffy Blankets

Who doesn’t love burrowing under a blanket while the snow falls outside? Rumpl’s collection of Original Puffy Blankets is made with 100 percent post-consumer recycled material insulation. No, it’s not Rumpl’s warmest option (check out their NanoLoft collection if you run cold), but it’s a great extra layer with an affordable price point. The handy Cape Clip allows for hands-free snuggling. $99 | rumpl.com

Stanley Master Unbreakable Trigger-Action Mug 

Leak-proof and dishwasher safe, while boasting the thickest stainless steel on the market and promising to keep your drink hot for an impressive nine hours, the Unbreakable Trigger-Action Mug is the answer. The question: Chamomile tea or a hot toddy? $55 | stanley-pmi.com

Bogs B-Moc Wool

With patented technologies to fight odors and move sweat away from feet, the B-Mocs won’t have your fellow campers or cabinmates heading for the hills. Plus, with a waterproof barrier and comfort rating down to -22 degrees Fahrenheit, they were made for accidental puddle steps and snowy walks to the hot tub. Choose the ankle-height boot or low-profile slip-on. $65-$120 | bogsfootwear.com

Darn Tough Mountaineering Over-the-Calf Extra Cushion Sock

Turn to Darn Tough’s mountaineering socks for long-distance treks in frigid conditions. But on lower key weekends when you’re not skiing a 14er, hike them up to their full over-the-calf height and hit the hammock or couch with a good book. $30 | darntough.com

Toad&Co Cashmoore Jogger

Joggers are so in right now. And who says they can’t be soft as well as stylish? Toad&Co’s 100 percent microfleece bottoms have become my go-to after a long day of winter adventuring, but I know they can do double-duty for lounging around camp post-mountain-bike tour. $55 (on sale!) | toadandco.com

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