With winter fast approaching, we’re gearing up for the colder months ahead, which means snow may not only delay our travels but also may interrupt our outdoor adventures. Regardless of what the situation may be, we’ve scoured the Internet for the best winter must-haves for the avid traveler. From jackets and shoes to gadgets and more, here are the top items we love for the upcoming season.
There are so many jackets out there to choose from, but not all are designed for travel. For those of you who seek for secret compartments while staying warm, we recommend the Alpine North Down Drawstring Winter Parka for women and for men. For under $140, this jacket is not only lightweight but also insulated enough for the winter. The jacket features two snap-closure pockets and two zip pockets in the front, two interior pockets, cuffs with thumbholes, removable hood and a drawstring for the waist.
Another winter must-have is a perfect pair of go-to shoes that can handle harsher climates as well as rough terrains. Two of our picks are the Teva Women’s W Arrowood 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe for men and women, or the On Cloudventure shoe, also available for men and women. Both are designed for long walks through cities and hikes, are designed with slip-free soles, breathable material and plenty of cushion for the feet. The biggest difference between the two is that the Teva is waterproof and the regular On Cloudventure is not (however, there’s an On Cloudventure waterproof version for both men and women as well if that’s what you’re looking for).
Don’t just take any scarf with you, take the infinity scarf when traveling during the winter. This all-in-one piece of clothing is a perfect companion for any avid traveler. It’s designed to hold various personal belongings such as passport, cash, credit cards, cellphone, jewelry and more. The infinity scarf has a large pocket measuring eight by seven inches, is made from durable polyester material and comes in over thirty different colors. With this travel scarf, you won’t have to worry about carrying items in your pocket where they might fall out.
Heading into the snow? Keep your feet warm with rechargeable insoles, which can be used for more than just skiing. On a single charge, the insoles can provide heat up to 21 hours on the lowest setting and up to 4.5 hours on the highest setting. So go ahead, take a trip to Iceland or even Copenhagen in the coldest of winters, and don’t worry about your feet freezing while watching the Northern Lights or walking all day through the snowy city.
For quick heat or cool down, we turn to the Embr Wave. This small watch-like device can trick your body into feeling a bit cooler or warmer with a simple switch of a button. Although it won’t cool or warm your entire body down, it can help raise or lower your temperature slightly. It’s the perfect device for a quick fix—the feeling of warm or cool is similar to holding your hands near a fire or cupping an ice cube.
As many of you already know, aside from our feet and hands, heat escapes from our heads as well, which is why it’s important to find the right hat to help prevent your head (and body) from getting cold. Although there are many hats to choose from, the FULLLIGHT TEH beanie with Bluetooth technology is our top pick. This beanie not only keeps your head warm, but it also allows provides up to eight hours of listening time, be it music or answer calls. It’s indiscrete and you don’t have to worry about any wires.
Heated Long-sleeve Shirt
Another winter must-have is a heated shirt that you can wear under your jacket. Active travelers that love to be outdoors can benefit from a heated long-sleeve shirt that, with a push of a button, can distribute heat in the upper and lower back. The shirt is lightweight and thin, so you won’t feel like you’re wearing a coat—there’s even a t-shirt option. The LED buttons on the shirt are shockproof and water-resistant and is available for both men and women in four different colors.