Gear we love: Cold-weather items that will keep you toasty

Winter sports are that much more enjoyable when you have the right gear. Here are our favorite must-have products to help you brave the chilly temps:

Athleta Responsible Down Vest


Whether you're rock climbing or out for a morning jog, this cute, insulated vest is a solid option. Made with responsibly sourced down, it is water and wind resistant. ($148;

Burton Ivy Snowboard Pants


These stylish pants are sleek enough to wear to dinner after your day on the slopes. They are waterproof and made of stretchy, lightweight fabric with fleece lining to help keep your legs warm. The best part: You can tuck them into your boots just like skinny jeans. ($169.95;

Oakley Flight Deck XM Prizm Snow Camo Collection Ski Goggles


These sweet-looking goggles provide a huge field of view and are compatible with most helmets. ($210;

Smartwool PhD Snowboard Medium Wenke Socks


These wool socks do a great job of staying in place and keeping your toes toasty whether you are sledding or skiing, and the medium cushion feels just right, too.


Lululemon Fast as Fleece Tight


When you need to get a quick run in but it's snowing, these are the perfect pants. The tech-fleece fabric stretches with you and wicks away sweat. Of course, they work well as yoga pants, too, or as a base layer under ski pants. ($128;

Sorel Slimpack II Lace Duck Boots


These are the type of boots that provoke compliments from strangers. But they're functional too. Everything about this boot screams awesome, from the waterproof, full-grain leather to the wool felt collar to the micro-fleece lining. Plus, the vulcanized rubber sole means you won't be slipping on any ice patches anytime soon. ($145;

The North Face ETip Gloves

The North Face

You shouldn't have to choose between having warm hands and using your smartphone. The North Face ETip Glove, made of breathable, four-way stretch fleece, allows for both. Its touchscreen compatibility means you never have to take your gloves off when you need to snap a quick photo or send a text. ($45;

Kammok Mountain Blanket


Camping during the winter months can be fun -- if you can stay warm. This blanket will certainly help. This plush, fleece blanket with a hydrophobic shell is cozy and can withstand the elements. The snaps on the sides mean it can also become a sleeping bag. Did we mention it doubles as a poncho?


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