Jackets & sweaters: fleece & soft shell
Keep warm with fleece jackets and soft shell jackets
Layering is the first step to keeping warm when you’re doing your outdoor activities in colder temps like snowboarding and winter hiking and camping. The layers usually start with a good set of base layers and from there you can pile on the mid layers and outer layers as needed. Check out our article on how to layer for outdoor activities for an in-depth guide on choosing the best layers for your adventure.
For intense outdoor activities like cross-country skiing, many enthusiasts opt for a soft shell jacket that regulates airflow while maintaining warmth. From brands like MEC, Arc’teryx and Rossignol, soft shell jackets are versatile for changeable conditions where you might be warmer or colder. They offer a little bit of water-resistant and wind-resistance for chilly and damp outdoor climbs or hikes.
For a bit of a cozier way to warm up around the fire, fleece jackets from brands like Patagonia and The North Face can go under your fave down jacket and over your best base layers. From big puffy fleece jackets in super fun colors to more of a jacket style with minimalist fleece, you’ll be ready to warm up in the chalet in style.