Northern Exposure

Suit up for winter fun in style.

"You can’t get too much winter in the winter," wrote poet Robert Frost. But as we Canadians well know, the cold season in the Great White North often dishes out an all-too-generous serving of wind, sleet and snow. While admiring the glistening landscape outside the window from the confines of our warm and toasty homes seems a reasonable way to spend the season, winter is best enjoyed in the great outdoors. Whether alpine skiing, sledding, skating or hiking the trails, these made-for-winter pieces will keep you warm, dry and stylish while you play outside.

Snowstopper

 

Equipped with underarm mesh vents and a water-repellent finish, this two-toned topper by women’s activewear label Lolë is sure to keep the elements at bay. Neither wind nor snow will get through this showstopper as you swoosh down the slopes. Lolë Morgan Jacket, in white/gray and black/gray, $450, at Lolë ateliers, select retailers and lolewomen.com/ca

Cosy footsies

 

Before heading out into the snow, slip on these moisture-wicking creations, which include padded cuffs to protect your legs against gusty winds. DeFeet Thermeator Hollow Core Unisex Socks, in black/red and black/graphite, $14.50, at select MEC stores and mec.ca

Winter wonderland

 

These women’s boots are made for walking — and then some. Lined with a wool blend and outfitted with rubber traction cemented outsoles, they can withstand temperatures as low as -40 C.They don’t call these boots Iceland for nothing! Pajar Iceland Boot, in white, dusty pink, cognac, purple and black, $190, at shoe stores and pajar.com/ca_en

In the bag

While this men’s jacket from French clothier Lacoste may look lightweight, it is as warm as they come. Thick and down filled, it folds up easily inside your luggage, making it a worthy investment for inclement weather — and travel. Lacoste Men’s Packable Down Jacket in West Indies/navy blue, $325, at Lacoste boutiques and shop.lacoste.ca

About the Author

Katia Jean Paul


Katia Jean Paul is a freelance writer based in Montreal.

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