Holiday Gift Guide 2022: The Best Winter Sports Gear For Travelers
By Everett Potter
Outdoor gear for him from Outdoor Research, Helly Hansen, OluKai, Ibex and many more.
Outdoor Research SuperStrand LT Vest
Outdoor Research (OR) has long made some of my favorite winter gear, and the OR SuperStrand LT Vest is yet another hit for them. This is their lightest, softest, most compressible synthetic down collection. Perfect for winter, yes, but you can wear it anytime you need a little warmth. It’s made from a relatively new insulating technology, VerticalX™ SuperStrand, which they claim is as soft, light, and lofty as 700-800 fill power down. The ripstop nylon fabric resists abrasions and shields against wind and light precipitation. Perfect on its own if it’s a sunny but chilly day, it’s also good to wear under a hard shell for optimal warmth or when it’s dumping. This vest is genuinely ultralight at 10 ounces … continue reading