Outdoor Retailer Winter 2020

Get Comfy AF With These Awesome New Layering Pieces


January 31, 2020 Sports and Outdoors By

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Outerwear may garner more attention, but the layers beneath are just as critical to keeping you warm and dry in adventurous situations. Thankfully, brands just keep making them better and better. Here are our favorites from the OR Snow Show floor.  

Patagonia R1 Air Full Zip Hoody

Price: $159
Release Date: Fall 2020
Patagonia is pretty much the gold standard in outdoor wear, and this new iteration of its best technical fleece, 20 years in the making, is no exception. Made of 100 percent recycled Hollow Core yarns and featuring unique zig-zag patterning, this garment is somehow breathable and warm, yet wicks sweat and sheds heat to accommodate heavy exertion. 

Houdini Mono Air Houdi

Price: $200
Release Date: Fall 2020
Thanks to Polartec Power Air — an ultra-efficient microfiber insulation system — the Houdi’s fabric creates five times less microplastic pollution than regular fleece. It’s also made of 73 percent recycled fibers and can be recycled again, so it’s about as Earth-friendly as they come. 

Seirus Heatwave Reflective/Kinetic Base Layers

Price: $90+
Release Date: Fall 2020
These new Seirus tops and bottoms are not only anti-chafing and anti-microbial. Thanks to kinetic properties that amplify temperature up to 5 degrees F and a reflective material that returns 20 percent more warmth — plus strategic venting — they’re engineered to keep you simultaneously toasty and dry. 

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Ultralight

Price: $475
Release Date: August 2020
Thanks to excellent insulation, ripstop fabric, a DWR finish and packability, MH’s Ghost Whisperer was already a huge hit. Now, thanks to rare, high-quality 1000-fill RDS-certified down, the brand introduces a version that’s 24 percent lighter (6.67 ounces vs. 8.8 ounces) than its predecessor yet still crazy warm.

The North Face Summit L5 FutureLight Ventrix Jacket

Price: $550
Release Date: Fall 2020
Combining the best of TNF’s proprietary tech, this jacket features a super-breathable Ventrix stretch synthetic insulation mid-layer and a truly waterproof-breathable FutureLight 3L shell. The fusion ensures you’ll stay warm and dry, even during heavy exertion.

Marmot WarmCube Featherless Hoody

Price: $400
Release Date: Fall 2020
Marmot has transported its innovative 3D WarmCube tech — which prevents down fill from sliding around and traps heat in surrounding air channels for optimal warmth — into a lightweight hoodie that’s insanely warm. It’s a great layer when it’s super cold but totally stands on its own when it’s merely pretty cold. 

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Steve Mazzucchi

Steve Mazzucchi is Gear Patrol’s outdoors and fitness editor. Outside the office, you can find him mountain biking, snowboarding, motorcycling or sipping a dram of Laphroaig and daydreaming about such things.

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