The brand “born in the mountains” presents the Aktivator Jacket, $219, featuring three levels of synthetic stretch insulation and thermal body mapping to deliver comforting warmth where the body needs it most. Breathable Aero Knit underarm panels release excess heat, while built-in stretch lets you move freely. The softshell is reinforced for increased durability in vulnerable areas, and offers wind and water resistance with casual, everyday style. The Aktivator is available in men’s and women’s sizes, offering mid-layer or stand-alone performance.
The Stretchdown Collection is made for those “who find comfort in the challenge,” with durable warmth and dynamic stretch as key features. For fall, the brand introduces a unisex Poncho ($300), along with a men’s Popover Hoody ($320) and Long Parka ($375). Stretchdown is offered in three distinct weights and baffles across the collection to cater to active pursuits. Its innovative design lacks stitches and glue, resulting in increased breathability, full range of mobility and fewer cold spots. All Stretchdown styles use RDS-certified and Bluesign-approved down fill.
Hit the slopes in subtle style with this lightweight, durable workhorse shell for men and women. The Recon Stretch LT Shell, $385, features three layers of protection from the elements. This garment combines BD.dry waterproof/breathable solution with a lightweight ripstop fabric for a best-in-class combo of durability, protection, and minimal weight. Aquaguard zippered pack compatible hand pockets (roomy enough for essentials like gloves, a beanie and headlamp) and a left sleeve Aquaguard zippered pass pocket keep important accessories dry and close to the vest.
Layer the Ediza Merino Fleece Jacket, $179.95, with a shirt or base layer and reap the benefits of Merino while on the move. The Ediza provides all the warm feels thanks to soft brushed Merino wool fleece, which puts natural fibers close to the body and gives warmth, temperature regulation and wicking power. Polartec Power Wool Fleece with Merino wool is next-to-skin, with a stretch nylon on the exterior. Fall ’23 release.
Blending Leisure + Performance.
Get two for one – performance and leisurewear – with the $130 Merino wool blend Comfy Half Zip Sweater. This all-around staple sweater makes a great stylish outer layer for cross country skiing, snowshoeing or winter hiking; or a marvelous mid layer under a ski jacket for chilly days on the alpine hill. A quilted, wind resistant lining in the front provides extra insulation to keep your core warm and a high, zippered collar provides additional comfort. With its classic Scandinavian style (Bjørn Dæhlie is a cross-country skiing legend), it also looks great for wearing around town or to stay warm between workouts.
Gore’s new ePE membrane (which is light and thin, yet strong, while also eliminating the need for long-lasting perfluorinated chemicals) is Patagonia’s big tech story for Fall ’23, with several snow and alpine styles incorporating the technology. One lifestyle piece – the men’s Stormshadow Parka, $899 – also gives it a spin. The super-warm three-layer parka features a 100% recycled face fabric made with diverted ocean-bound plastic. The 700-fill garment consists of 100% recycled goose and duck down reclaimed from down products. An insulated, fixed hood with hidden adjustment cords cinch down for protective warmth.
ZoneKnit body mapping technology is one of the nature-based firm’s biggest technologies, designed to actively regulate body temperature and let skin breathe during high-intensity activity. The ZoneKnit collection includes baselayers, vests, hoodies and more. The Women’s ZoneKnit Merino Insulated Vest Into the Deep, $310, is crafted from 100% Merino wool to assist in regulating body temperature in all weather conditions and resist odors. Premium core warmth is achieved through a quilted, insulated front panel which traps heat where it is needed most. A drop tail hem provides added coverage.
Fall means adventurous fun with the women’s Odin Stretch Hooded Insulator 2.0, $260, from the Norwegian heritage brand. Never short on style and sustainability, this jacket features a 100% recycled shell, along with recycled lining and insulation. Fun functionality includes a chin guard, adjustable hem, chest and hand pockets with YKK zippers, articulated elbows and raglan sleeves for freedom of movement.
A trend-right jacket that is warm and packs down into a pillow for travel – sounds like a win, win. The brand’s first performance puffer is the Pippa Packable Puffer, $198, featuring vegan-friendly PrimaLoft insulation made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastics. The oversized, boxy jacket (for layering) is water-resistant, creating a barrier from wet conditions to keep you dry. It is part of the Free People Movement collection, which offers performance-ready activewear, practice-perfect styles and beyond-the-gym staples.
Built to Last.
The men’s rugged lifestyle apparel company is focused on tough, reliable, comfortable, eye-catching pieces, rather than tracking trends. For fall, the Elias Shirt Jacket, $128, pairs a stretch twill shell with brushed mountain stripes for a sharp look that also moves, thanks to some stretch. Zippered chest pockets and grommet reinforced corners completes the package.
Dovetail is launching the new women’s Freshley Dropseat Overall in Thermal Denim, $159, for fall. It adds two new tech features to the brand’s best-selling silhouette: a hidden zipper dropseat so there’s no dangling straps or material when “needing to go,” combined with Dovetail’s all-in-one thermal denim. The integrated hybrid fabric is durable heavy-duty stretch denim on the exterior, with a cozy interior comprised of Repreve TruTemp365 polyester for all the warmth without the bulk. Truth that it will keep you warm - the fabric was originally wear tested in Antarctica!
The Fall ’23 women’s Cirrus Skirt is a chic, versatile, reversible, and packable, insulated skirt. It’s ideal for ski touring and hiking in cold weather, and is crafted with 100% recycled PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Luxe and 30D recycled Pertex Quantum fabric with fluorocarbon-free DWR. The $115 skirt has a deep, stretch waistband for comfort. Also has two concealed zipper hand pockets.
With a shell made of Pertex Quantum that is water repellent and windproof, the Nebelhorn Down Jacket is perfect for the fall season. The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certified, 700-fill down insulation is warm and comfortable, and features an adjustable hood, two hand pockets, and an interior pocket. Hand pockets are fleece lined for comfort. Available for men and women for $349.95.
New for fall, the Tamok Shell Bib, $599, is made for powder runs in the backcountry but works like a charm for all kinds of ski and snowboard activities. It is one of the first products to incorporate Gore’s new membrane which is light and thin, yet strong enabling durable performance, while also being PFC free with a reduced carbon footprint. Pairs with the Tamok Gore-Tex Performance Shell Jacket, $699.
“Go far. Feel good.” That’s the goal with Smartwool’s women’s Intraknit Merino Fleece Full Zip Hoodie. Ready for adventure, the hoodie, $240, features the brand’s Intraknit 3D technology for effortless movement and comfort during high-intensity activities and mesh ventilation for breathability where it is needed. Insulating terry loops throughout the body, hood and sleeves provide warmth.
Crafted in Europe, the men’s and women’s Col Becchei Swisswool Hybrid Jacket, $400, is fit for ski touring in all kinds of conditions. The Swisswool comes from the Swiss Alps, with a rich habitat for over 400,000 mountain sheep which provide wool with outstanding thermal properties and climate control. Insulation inserts made from 60g Swisswool are set into the front and the upper arms. The hybrid jacket is PFC-free and climate neutral. Quilted, elastic and wind-resistant Tec Stretch material is used as the outer fabric.