Fresh Gear For Late Fall
Five standouts from the early winter update to our curated Huckberry shop
Fall is fully upon us, and winter is only a few weeks away. This means cold everything—cold steering wheels, cold hardwood floors at home, cold walks to the coffee shop, cold chairlift rides, etc. On the bright side, bundling up is fun and way more comfortable than sweating your ass off in the dead of summer. So, buck up, and read on for to prepare yourself for early winter in the weeks ahead with a few highlights from our recent update to our curated Huckberry shop.
Woolrich x The Hill-Side Daypack
Is it us or does every day backpack these days simply feel oversized? Who over the age of 18 needs to carry much more than a laptop, water bottle, and spare layer when running around town? Now swap the laptop for lunch and the same applies for a day hike. Lucky for us, the fine folks at Brooklyn’s The Hill-Side collaborated with Woolrich, America’s oldest continually running woolen mill, with the result being this handsome, teardrop-shaped collab Daypack ($80). The bombproof pack is made of heavyweight 900 denier fabric with waterproof YKK zippers on exterior pockets, neoprene lining, and a few hits of woolrich signature Buffalo Plaid.
Finisterre Litus Jacket
When a brand that’s corned (if not created) the cold water surfing market makes a lightweight, technical waterproof jacket, you can bet it’s going to do its job well. The Litus Jacket ($170) is made in part with recycled materials and rated 10K waterproof with 7K breathability, making it more than capable of fending off a downpour in the city or countryside. Further details like an adjustable hood, cuffs and waist ensure a proper fit. You won’t be getting lost in this sucker.
Hestra Deerskin Wool Tricot Gloves
Since 1936 Hestra has made some of the world’s finest gloves. The family-owned and operated Swedish manufacturer makes each pair by hand, as they’ve done for decades, and with the best materials too. These Wool Tricot Gloves ($110) are made with Italian wool, vegetable-tanned deerskin leather and feature an elastic cuff to keep the cold out, whether your driving to the mountain or walking to work. And no, they aren’t cheap, but as they say, you get what you pay for.
Gerlups Slip On Slipper
No, slippers aren’t and never will be a part of your backcountry kit, but you likely spend much more time shuffling around the house than you ever will in the woods, so why not be comfortable while you do it? The Slip On Slipper ($94) is made of 100% pure natural wool with a calfskin bottom for traction and longevity. Each pair of slippers is handmade in Denmark. Plus, they’re cozy as can be.
Fairbault Woolen Mill Foot Soldier Military Blanket
We’ll keep this one short. You should have a big wool blanket on hand at all times, whether at home on the sofa watching “Valley Uprising” on Netflix, driving back from a day on the trail, or setting out for a bit of late fall camping. The 66” x 85” Foot Soldier Blanket ($125) is made in the USA of 100% pure wool, is moth-proof (dunno how but if they say so…) and for added style points, is built to 1917 military spec.