NuDown’s Air-Fill Insulation, NuTech

New technology that lets wearers control their level of warmth

Being prepared for all kinds of winter weather is crucial, whether that’s snow in the wilderness or blustery days in the city. Additionally, it’s a season during which the annoying process of removing and adding layers seems to be never-ending. This is where the air-fill insulation of NuDown jackets and vests comes in handy. The technology is simple yet smart: using compressed air as insulation, …

Cole Haan + Mountain Hardwear’s ZerøGrand Lifestyle Collection

An unexpected line of apparel and more, predicated on the balance between city style and outdoor empowerment

As long time fans and supporters of Cole Haan, CH continues to be impressed with their unexpected collaborations and the resulting products. And there was definitely an element of surprise to their latest collection: technical outerwear made with the versatile materials pioneered by high-performance brand Mountain Hardwear. While it’s not entirely uncommon for a dress-casual company to partner with an outdoor brand, there’s something more …

2014 Ski Clothing

From base layers to multi-sport capable outerwear, here's what kept us dry and warm this season

Though the calendar might suggest warmer temperatures, here in NYC and from the Alps to the Rockies, the snow continues to fall. After testing outerwear and base layer pieces across a full range of conditions–from frigid blustery days at high elevations to slushy springtime conditions–we’ve found these technical garments perform in nearly any weather. The major draw with all of these pieces is versatility; a …