Gear Review: These six layering options warm you up when the temperature drops

Gear Review: These six layering options warm you up when the temperature drops

Freeskier Magazine best ski layering options of 2014-15

1. Helly Hansen — Jotun Reversible Jacket — $150

This reversible piece can be worn as a casual flannel around the fire or flipped inside out to reveal a water resistant shell that blocks out unwanted moisture. It features YKK zippers and Primaloft insulation to keep you warm when temperatures drop.

2. Scott — Kickstart Jacket — $210

Take a cue from Mötley Crüe and “Kickstart Your Heart” with this layering option from Scott. 650 water resistant fill insulation ramps up the heat factor and combats moisture, while the fixed hood can come in handy if the weather takes a turn for the worst. An internal security pocket helps organize your essential items as well.

3. Orage — Fusion — $180

The Fusion is built with 60 g of Primaloft insulation to combat the harsh winter temperatures. In addition, stretch fabric in the arms, sides and back improve mobility while also incorporating moisture wicking and quick dry attributes. A drawstring waist helps provide an optimal fit and four colorways add variety before your purchase.

4. Under Armour — UA ColdGear Infrared Freeway FZ Hoodie — $99

This lightweight hoodie’s inner layer is outfitted with UA’s Infrared ColdGear—a thermo-conductive coating that helps retain body heat. In addition, the
fleece interior is soft and comfortable and UA Storm outer coating helps deflect moisture when the weather ramps up.

5. The North Face — Men’s ThermoBall Snow Hoodie — $199

The Snow Hoodie is constructed using TNF’s ThermoBall Primaloft insulation—high loft clusters that yield lightweight packability in a garment that holds warmth even if it gets wet. Ripstop nylon in the outer shell increases durability and a DWR coating fends off moisture.

6. O’Neill — PWTF Hoodie Fleece — $40

This midweight hoodie can be a solid layering option or worn lounging around the house on down days. It features a zip up chin guard and is brushed with O’Neill’s Tech Fleece— quick dry and low moisture absorption fabric—to keep you warm in all conditions. The longer fit adds some style, as well.


Related: 16 functional flannel shirts to keep you warm and stylin’ this winter


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