COMFORT AND COOL TAKE PRECEDENCE WHEN YOU’RE BELLIED UP.
1 PALLABROUSE / PALLADIUM EXPLORER The Explorer doesn’t offer muklukcaliber protection from the elements, but it will deal with most ski-life milieux—slushy tailgates, snowy campfires, and base-area dance floors—and look rad doing so.
2 / RECOLLECT THREADS
KEEP CALM AND SKI POW HEADBAND Truer words were never spoken. That’s reason aplenty to rock this retro-looking ear warmer. [$23; recollectthreads.com]
3 / AION
INDO HOODED SWEATER Woven like a sweater but sporting a hood, the Indo is ridiculously soft and comfortable. It channels Jackson-based Aion’s mountain roots but adds a little island flair. It’s sustainably made in Bali without sweatshop labor—so you can feel good about it and have a talking point when fielding compliments from fetching ski bunnies.
4 / FJÄLLRÄVEN
ÖVIK TROUSERS The water- and wind-resistant Övik Trousers use a fabric developed in the 1960s for Greenland expeditions. They’ll repel mud from the parking lot and spilled beer at the bar. If you want to get really extreme, you can melt a special wax into the fabric using an iron, hair dryer, or camp stove for increased durability and weather protection. [$110; fjallraven.us]
5 / NAU
DOWN SHIRT Portland-based Nau makes outdoor-influenced urbanwear. This cozy Down Shirt is packed with 850-fill down. Its snap closures, diagonal patterning, and high collar give it a refined look, while a lifetime warranty and Nau’s earth-friendly business practices will make you feel more than physically warm and fuzzy.
Kevin Luby is Skiing’s handsomest editor as well as the magazine’s selfappointed in-house fashion maven.