As the days get shorter, the temperatures begin to drop and the trails become colored with falling leaves, it is time to transition your wardrobe to maintain comfort. Below are a few of our favorite fall fashion items to help keep you feeling good and looking good on the trail as you continue to run, ride or hike all fall and winter long.
Smartwool Men’s Teller Jacket
The Teller jacket combines a wind resistant front panel with an ultra-breathable merino wool back panel that is as soft as jersey knit cotton. The Teller is great to put on when you have finished a mountain bike climb and are preparing to descend. It also is a great choice for hiking since it keeps your core warm and protected from the wind, while allowing your heat to escape once you warm up. The Teller jacket also transitions nicely to a casual piece when you are ready to go meet friends after a run or bike ride. Wish it came in more colors, but you are limited to green, blue or black.
MSRP $160.00; smartwool.com
Smartwool PhD Smartloft Down Vest
The Smartloft down vest is similar to the Teller jacket minus the sleeves. It is more versatile and better suited for activities where you tend to work up a sweat and desire greater breathability and temperature regulation. It too has a wind resistant front panel and breathable merino wool back. The Smartloft is form fitting enough to allow you to comfortably bike or run in it. The Smartloft vest is available in men’s and women’s cut and is fairly form-fitting compared to other vests.
MSRP $170.00; smartwool.com
Lorpen T3 Trail Running and Cycling Socks
Lorpen has once again raised the bar in sock technology. Its motto, “to design and build the best technical socks in the world” is demonstrated through its continued innovation. The T3 technology offers the utmost in breathability for both warm weather and cold weather. Lorpen has designed a three-layer technology for winter socks and summer socks. The winter T3 socks feature merino wool to help keep feet warm while maintaining breathability, while the summer line relies on Tencel and Coolmax for the utmost in breathability and cooling. I tend to wear my trail and cycling T3 summer socks three seasons out of the year. The T3 ski sock line is the best ski sock I have found in the marketplace in that it provides a warm and comfortable fit for all day outings in ski boots or hiking boots. Lorpen socks have proven to hold up longer and retain less sediment than other merino socks on the market.
MSRP $10.99-21.99; lorpennorthamerica.com