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Fall into these cold-weather-ready lifestyle pieces

Cotopaxi lifestyle apparel

With the aspens’ golden glory starting to fade and Old Man Winter ushering in frosty mornings, it’s time to start moving our cold-weather apparel to the front of our closets—and supplementing old favorites with a few new splurges. Here are our favorite everyday pieces for fall and early winter from our go-to outdoor lifestyle brands. Shop on.

Indyeva Naoko Long Full-Zip Hoodie

Haven’t yet heard of Indyeva? Ladies, let me introduce you to an up-and-coming and absolutely swoon-worthy outdoor lifestyle apparel brand. Made with an eye toward sustainability and style in equal measure, their Naoko Long Full-Zip Hoodie is made from Polartec’s eco-friendly Thermal Pro (it uses 77% Repreve recycled polyester). $200;

Black Diamond Forged Denim

Black Diamond believes that apparel is just as much a part of your climbing kit as your rope and quickdraws—so they put the same care into developing their denim as they do to their hardware. Their men’s and women’s Forged Denim jeans feature durable Cordura fibers that also provide stretch in a lightweight package. Bonus: The jeans are also compatible with Black Diamond harnesses. $120;

Vuori Ripstop Pant

Vuori Ripstop Pants

Outdoor lifestyle apparel is designed to toe the line between trail-ready and in-town trendy—and the women’s Ripstop Pant walks the line perfectly. Vuori’s proprietary DuraTerra ripstop fabric delivers enhanced durability and the comfort of two-way stretch, while the slimmer fit adds modern style. Need more proof that you’re sure to love these pants? More than 1,600 reviews give these bottoms an impressive 4.6-star rating. Guys, check out the complimentary Ripstop Climber Pant. $89;

Danner Free Spirit Hiker 


Danner’s Free Spirit Hiker isn’t just retro-inspired. First introduced in the brand’s 1988 Crosshikers collection, it’s the real deal. But now with an uber-grippy Vibram outsole, GORE-TEX waterproofing, and a dual-density midsole that’s firmer around the edges for stability and softer in the middle for enhanced traction, it boasts the technology of today. Sorry ladies; this one’s only available for men at the moment. $200;

Cotopaxi Fuego Down Vest

Cotopaxi’s jolly Fuego Down Vest might look like just another playful mid-layer, but with no-nonsense 800-fill, water-resistant down and a ripstop nylon lining, it also packs a technical punch. Both ladies and gents can choose the all-black option for those dressy occasions or choose the smile-inducing stripes found on their less monotone color ways. $150;

Kari Traa Sanne Long Sleeve Top

Yoga, hiking expedition, or just a lazy Saturday morning: Kari Traa’s Sanne Long Sleeve is ready for it all. Made with a comfy blend of polyester and elastane that’s ready to stretch along with your upper body rather than impair it, this women-specific pullover-style top brings a splash of sporty chic to your wardrobe. $70;

PEARL iZUMi Expedition Thermal Jersey

Don’t let colder temps end your bike commuting efforts. Just dress better. One way to do so: PEARL iZUMi’s mid-weight Expedition Thermal Jersey for men and women. Its recycled polyester and elastane composition mean you’ll stay warm without restricting movement. Subtle herringbone paired with bold color-blocking brings fashion to the forefront, though the standard trio of bellowed rear pockets ensures functionality. And while we love it for the ride in, it looks good enough to wear all day. $130;

Ibex Hero Hoodie Long Sleeve Pullover and Jogger

Ibex has long been known as a frontrunner in performance merino wool, and though the brand has had some hiccups, its recent relaunch promises to bring the same high-level products in a new, more sustainable and ethically made package. Their Hero collection (for both men and women) is made with a moisture-wicking French terry that’s half the weight of its cotton counterpart. Plus, this flattering pullover and pant feature a natural, stain-resistant layer to ward off extra washes, and they’re naturally biodegradable. Pullover: $220, Jogger: $150 for the men’s, $127 for the women’s (on sale!);

Lolë Odin Down Winter Jacket

Lole puffy

Lolë might be better known for their off-the-charts yoga apparel (comfier leggings are tough to find, trust us), but we also love their line-up of men’s and women’s outerwear. Among our favorites this fall is their men’s Odin Down Winter Jacket, a mid-weight puffy with thoughtful details like responsibly sourced down, reflective hits for higher visibility at night, and stylish baffling. $160;

Jack Wolfskin Modesto Hooded Jacket

Jack Wolfskin

Lightweight and ready for the road, the Modesto Hooded Jacket from Jack Wolfskin brings an easy-going style no matter where you wander. Breathable, wicking, and antimicrobial (no stinky pits here!), this 100% polyester layer also boasts at least 90% bluesign-certified textiles. Men’s and women’s options available. $100;

Forsake Thatcher Low WP

Built for the trail with a waterproof leather upper, mesh tongue for breathability, and a traction-forward tread, the Thatcher still looks good enough to pair with jeans for a night out at the local pub. Guys, you’ll dig the Range Low, which features a combo of waterproof-grade full-grain and nubuck leathers. $140;

Chaco Revel

With a felted exterior wrapping a fleece-lined interior, Chaco’s Revel slippers are perfect for snuggling into all day or just après. They couple the brand’s signature LUVSEAT EVA footbed (complete with just-enough arch support) with a step-down heel that makes for an easy slip-on entry. Available in both men’s and women’s versions. $75;

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