By: Levi Opsatnic
Surely, I can’t be the only one to notice that the days have slowly been shrinking, more and more of us have been seeking the comfort of things like jackets, sweaters, and flannels, and there’s been a certain chill to the evenings notifying that summer’s be fading away sooner than some of us would like. And even though summer will still linger for a bit, I’ve already been thinking about how I’ll be planning on keeping comfy whenever the temperature really begins plummeting. Fortunately, we’ve been receiving new fall merchandise quicker than I can keep up with, and I’ve seen more than a few things that have caught my eyes.
Since I’m a guy, I’ve already been able to come up with a moderately healthy list of fall must-haves, so we’ll discuss a few of them first. And next week, after I get a bit of research in, we’ll focus on five new fall products for the gals. But for now, guys, sit back and take in everything from casual stompers to lightweight waterproofing.
1. The North Face Canyonwall Jacket
Right in between a sweater and a jacket, you’ll find The North Face’s Canyonwall Jacket. Weather-protection and the undeniable comfort of a grid fleece unite to form a piece that does everything from shield the wind and rain to wick moisture and keep you toasty. Color blocked styling that blocks Mother Nature’s negative aspects, the Canyonwall is as versatile as it is attractive.
2. Woolrich Seven Springs Blanket
There’s hardly a better feeling than curling up with a blanket on a cold night, the only real way to improve that sensation is by wrapping yourself in the classic comfort of Woolrich’s Seven Springs Blanket. Stitched entirely from fine-grade wool, this blanket traps heat and provides a refreshing sense of breathability that prevents you from overheating. A truly timeless piece, this rich, plaid blanket will have you feeling at home whether you’re in front of your television or are fire five miles from civilization.
Sometimes it’s best to take comfort in the little things, like the undeniable class that accompanies slipping your feet into a pair of Blundstone’s Super 500 Boots. A sharp look couples well with anything from slacks to your favorite jeans, and a Poron insole paired with an easy to slip-on construction makes for easy, comfortable wearing. Whenever the crisp fall air moves in, slide on the Super 500 Boots and take er’ easy.
Fairly new to both Patagonia and our store, the Nano-Air Jacket puts a spin on lightweight, breathable warmth that few other jackets have even considered. Somehow managing to take a hand similar to your favorite t-shirt while keeping you as cozy as your favorite down piece, you’ll quickly find that the Nano-Air can adapt to a range of conditions as quickly as you can.
5. Patagonia Refugitive Jacket
If their Nano-Air Jacket took lightweight, breathable warmth to the next level, then Patagonia’s Refugitive Jacket takes lightweight, breathable precipitation protection to newly found heights. Being made from 3-layer GORE-TEX, this jacket is water and windproof and bit stretchier than most hardshells, making it perfect for the times where the action is plentiful. Whether you’re on the slopes or on a trail during a shower, the sweet construction of the Refugitive will keep you dry and its slick look is there to keep you looking cool.
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