The Best of the Best in Outdoor Clothing
Andy and Tami McDaniels 12.02.13
Being cold is never in style. This holiday season, give your loved ones the gift of warmth and sophistication with these top selections in outdoor clothing. We’ve included items from some of the top outdoor brands, covering an array of items and accessories, and there is even a little something for our four-legged friends. So take the guess work out, prop up your feet, and grab a warm beverage; these items are sure to leave you and your loved ones both joyful and content this holiday season.
Duluth Trading Company Men’s Burlyweight Free Swingin’ Flannel Shirt (MSRP $54.50)
Flannel is never out of style, and Duluth’s Burlyweight Free Swingin’ Flannel shirt is sure to leave that special man in your life looking great and feeling warm. It’s constructed of 100 percent cotton flannel, with “F.O.M.” (Freedom of Movement) armpit gussets allowing for ease of movement. This shirt, like all Duluth’s products, is tough, warm, and will stand up to anything you throw at it. The Men’s Burlyweight Free Swingin’ Flannel is perfect for Christmas shopping or a tough day in the woods.
Duluth Men’s Fire Hose Logger Pants (MSRP $64.50)
The Men’s Fire Hose Logger Pants from Duluth are durable, comfy, and just plain good-looking. As with all of Duluth’s “Fire Hose” line, these pants can withstand the harshest treatment and end the day looking like you just put them on. They are machine-washable, and the fabric is specially treated to withstand stains as well as weather the harsh treatment of the outdoors. Their comfortable crotch gusset allows for extra freedom of movement and make it easy to crouch and bend. Duluth dares you to wear them out and guarantees to replace them, no questions asked, if they fray, rip, or tear.
Duluth Men’s and Women’s Crosscut Flannel Shirt (MSRP $54.50)
Duluth Trading Companies Men’s and Women’s Crosscut Flannel Shirt are a pre-washed mixture of 40 percent moisture-wicking polyester to keep you cool and dry with 60 percent cotton fabric that feels as soft as a flannel shirt should. Both the men’s and women’s crosscut flannel shirts have a modern bi-swing back and underarm gussets that help provide a remarkable freedom of movement. The convertible sleeves roll up and button, while the fit is slightly closer to the body to manage moisture. The Women’s Crosscut Flannel shirt includes a Shirttail Shammy—Duluth’s exclusive microfiber cleaning cloth.
1816 by Remington Outfitter Sweater (MSRP $198)
Remington’s 1816 brand embraces the sportsman’s passion for the outdoors, with clothing and accessories designed to be functional in the field and attractive enough for a night out on the town. The 1816 Remington Outfitter Sweater is a three-layer technical marvel that’s water-resistant, windproof, and extremely warm. Three weather-resistant layers protect you from the cold, wind, and rain. The wool-blend face has a moisture-wicking waffle knit inside, and a micro- thin, high-tech membrane between the two. The man in your life will love the functionality and the good looks of this sweater.
Mountain Khakis Rendezvous Quarter Zip (MSRP $119.95)
This year, Mountain Khakis introduced their new Rendezvous layering collection, which sport washable merino wool from New Zealand. The Rendezvous Quarter Zip looks great and you can wash and dry these pieces and they won’t shrink or lose their shape. The Quarter Zip is a mid-weight layering essential that is as comfortable as it is fashionable. Both the men’s and women’s Mountain Khakis Rendezvous Quarter Zip feature an Interior storm flap with rollover chin guard and they have Lycra-bound thumb loops. These pullovers are tough and feature flat-lock stitching at all of the critical seams and they come with a zippered Napoleon pocket on left chest.
Mountain Khakis Old Faithful Sweater (MSRP $119.95)
Old Faithful is the perfect name for this comfortable, good-looking sweater; it’s no wonder that this is one of Mountain Khaki’s best sellers! MK’s unique heathered sweater-knit polyester has a brushed interior for next-to-skin softness, they are as soft on the outside as they are on the inside. The Old Faithful sweater has zippered hand-warming pockets, chevron-snap chest pockets, and a grosgrain-reinforced interior windflap. The women’s version features their princess seaming for a close and flattering fit. This is one of my personal favorites.
Mountain Khakis Peaks Flannel Shirt (MSRP $89.95)
The Mountain Khakis Peaks Flannel Shirt for men and women features a unique blend of wool, polyester, and Lycra that feels wonderful and stretches with you. The fabric boasts moisture-wicking and climate-control properties to keep you both warm and dry. The Women’s Mountain Khaki Peaks Flannel Shirt features their princess seam that looks great and is guaranteed to fit that special lady in your life’s shape perfectly.
Dublin Dog Koa Collar Collection (MSRP $28-30)
What would a good holiday guide be without including something for our four-legged friends? The Koa Collar is a great choice for the active canine in your family. It is fully encapsulated in medical-grade urethane that makes it impenetrable to dirt, moisture, and odor-causing bacteria. They are super-tough with a 1,200-pound pull strength, making it perfect all-around outdoor dog collar. The Dublin Dog Koa Collars are made in the United States and they have several cool styles to choose from.
GSI Wine Glass Gift Set (MSRP $39.95)
The perfect gift for that person who has everything, the GSI Wine Glass Gift Set is made for sneaking away to the woods with that special someone in your life. The insulated wine tote makes it easy to carry your favorite wine and the stylish neoprene design’s top flap holds the Soft Sided Wine Carafe in place and allows for easy pouring. The secondary zippered pocket folds out from behind and holds two GSI Outdoors Nesting Wine Glasses, which are included in the set.
LOWA Renegade GTX Hiking Boots (MSRP $220)
Built in Europe, LOWA has earned a global reputation for making a tough, long-lasting, and well-fitting boot. The Renegade GTX is ideal for any adventurer. These boots can handle anything you throw at them; you can hit the trails, climb rocks, go hunting, or take off to any destination. These boots are incredibly comfortable right out-of-the-box, you don’t even have to break them in.