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12 Essentials for the Guy Who’s Up for Anything

Nothing but the warmest. And also the softest.

Versatility is never more important for your clothes and gear than when going into the year’s colder months. Read on for our favorite pieces to see you through the stormiest and darkest days on the trail, in the city and everything in between.

1.) The Yosemite Shirt in Navy

We can’t recommend this shirt enough for its versatility. And if its office-appeal and trail-readiness wasn’t enough to convince you, its too-soft-not-to-touch fibers certainly shall.

2.) Reigning Champ Polartec Alpha Insulation Sideline Jacket

Another contender in the world’s best manufacturer of soft, Reigning Champ now offers a cold-weather parka. As with all their garb, they keep it simple by avoiding too many bells and whistles and instead focusing on well-made materials.

3.) Finisterre Westray Crew

A Finisterre top-seller, this chunky sweater is named after one of the Orkney Islands off Scotland, known for the hardcore cold-water surfers it attracts. May it imbue you with warmth (definitely) and a shred of their resolution (doubtful).

4.) Machine Era Co. Original Pen

This brass beauty more akin to a fine instrument will easily best the most extreme of scrawling scenarios.

5.) Taylor Stitch Chore Pant in Ash

Super-durable, duck canvas-featuring, double-kneed trousers for every occasion.

6.) Iron and Resin Rambler Jacket 

Iron and Resin teamed up with Huckberry for this worn waxed canvas jacket that might actually make riding a bike in the rain more of a thrill than a chore.

7.) Taylor Stitch Cap Toe Moto Boot in Black Steerhide

One badass bike boot. This one’s already past the funding process but you can take more action than just drooling at it by asking to be notified once your size is shipping in January.

8.) Nudie Jeans Hisingen Boot

And let’s not forget the urban explorer. The metro side of the moto boot coin, Nudie’s water-repellant Chelsea boot goes from the cubicle to the curb in the slushiest of slush weather.

9.) The Merino Henley in Charcoal

Henley shirts are all-around all-weather digs to begin with, so when you throw Taylor Stitch’s merino into the equation it’s basically the perfect shirt. And for secret pocket addicts, this one’s got you covered.

10.) Karesuando Unna Áksu Arctic Hunting Axe

Named after Sweden’s northernmost city, Karesuando’s knives are as irresistible to the elements as they are irresistibly cool. Throw one in your summit pack whether you think you’ll actually need it or not.

11.) Taylor Stitch Moto Utility Shirt in Red Buffalo Plaid

A classic pattern that still has yet to go out of style, you can’t go wrong with the look or the feel of this one.

12.) The Midweight Merino Ribbed Panel Crew

Everlane’s also works some merino magic with this basic that gets extra style points from the ribbed shoulder panel.