Gear Up! Winter Sweaters

December 21st, 2010 by
GEAR UP!
Winter Sweaters

To celebrate the official beginning of winter (read: Winter Solstice) and the cold it brings, you're gonna need some warm layering. Whether you're out on the slopes, sitting by the fireplace or partying barside, one of these five sweaters will surely suit your needs. 

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Company: Nike 6.0
Price: $55.00
We say: A medium-weight sweater, this crew neck is 100-percent cotton, making it ideal for après-ski, rather than base-layer. The small zip pocket can hold ID's or a small iPod if you're the athletically inclined, gym-type of person who would wear this.
Other colors: Black/Dark Grey, Grey Sage/Dusty Sage, Khaki/Olive Khaki
 
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Company: Oakley
Price: $60.00
We say: This 100-percent cotton, lightweight piece may be flexible enough to wear under your jackets, but it's stylish enough to wear alone. 
Other colors: Enamel Mint, Enamel Orange, Turqoise
 
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Company: Orage
Price: $70.00
We say: Orage has made a big move into lifestyle clothing the past couple of years, and the Fireball sweater is a perfect example. Bold, stylish and comfortable, this 100-percent cotton piece bathes the wearer in an airy comfort. Relax the day away in this loosely fit sweater. 
Other colors: Green
 
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Company: Patagonia
Price: $85.00
We say: This 80-percent lambswool / 20-percent nylon piece feel luxurious to the touch, yet technically moderates your core temp, resists odor and maintains shape far down the road. Patagonia has seamlessly blended technicality and comfort in this 1960's throwback sweater.
Other colors: Narwhal Grey, Black Heather, Natural
 
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Company: Voleurz
Price: $80.00 (CAD)
We say: Style is something that Voleurz does well, first and foremost. The company took a regular crew neck sweatshirt, offset the seams, beefed up the cuffs/waist/neck and added some small pockets so you can carry your stuff. A new look to a classic piece.
Other colors: Maroon, Navy
 

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Shay Williams is the former Managing Editor of Freeskier Magazine. He now works full-time with Monster Energy, and continues to contribute to freeskier.com, offering insights re: the lives of his Monster athletes.