cold weather gear

Don't leave for the Poles without it

UVU Cold Race Jacket 01

Two questions. First: have you ever run a marathon at the North Pole? Second: have you ever spent nearly $2,000 on a running jacket? If you answered “yes” to either question, then read on. Taking extreme technical wear to, well, the extreme the UVU Cold Race Jacket 01 (£1,200) is built from the ground-up for...

Vested Interest

Lacoste Puffer Jacket with Removable Sleeves

Down vests are the duck-billed platypuses of the clothing world. You know their sleeveless design evolved for some reason, but that original purpose has long since been lost in a foppish undertow. For that reason, we appreciate this Lacoste Puffer Jacket with Removable Sleeves ($325), because it appeases our stylish sensibility while still making our...

Keep Heat In and the Elements Out

Patagonia Das Parka

By Guest Writer and Outdoor Enthusiast Sandy Bandu Patagonia is certainly renowned for their bombproof, outdoor performance gear, but their DAS Parka is nothing short of well-rounded perfection. If you are in the market for a lightweight, synthetic coat (truly a superior material to down, in most situations), this coat provides all the comforts that...

Gear Up For Cold-Ass Runs

Winter Running Essentials

Recently, a friend (somehow) convinced me to train for and run a half marathon in April. What was I thinking? I’m a proponent of all things fitness but I’ve never considered myself an avid runner much less someone to run any marathon, half or full. But this is Gear Patrol after all, and anyone who...

YakTrax

Snowchains, For Your Shoes So, you’ve spent a couple hundred dollars to get yourself a nice pair of winter boots. They’re made of space-grade materials, they’ve got soles with tread chunkier than Bigfoot, and they’re waterproof down to 1000m below sea level. Then winter hits. Snow falls, things get icy and compacted. You step out...

Merrell Gatherer Jacket

Just Add… Anything With Fall now quickly approaching, temperatures can start to vary wildly as the day progresses. On your next outdoor expedition (or hike) be prepared for anything with the Merrel Gatherer Jacket. Designed with the hikers and climbers in mind, the jacket packs light while still giving the wearer the flexibility to use...