Most people don’t want to consider the possibility that summer is coming to an end soon, and even the thought of fall may be depressing. But for us skiers, fall just means one step closer to ski season. Luckily, this also means a whole new array of fall apparel in stock here at SKIS.com. We are so excited to bring you a selection of cool weather clothing perfect for crisp mornings, late-night bonfires, and hikes among the leaves. Let’s check out a few of our favorite fall apparel items, collections, trends and tech for the upcoming season.
The North Face: Ventrix Collection
If you haven’t heard about The North Face Ventrix Collection yet, that’s probably because it’s the newest and hottest technology coming from The North Face this year. Ventrix is the latest in synthetic insulation, and it’s poised to take over ThermoBall as the next big thing in the outdoor apparel industry. What makes Ventrix so special? It involves a smart, new technology into synthetic insulation that includes vertical slits in the material, so when you’re being inactive the vents remain closed to trap heat. However, when you start moving, the vents open to allow for the best breathability while still maintaining warmth. The more you move, the more Ventrix does its thing and keeps your core body temperature regulated for the level of activity. Ventrix sounds pretty cool right? To try this amazing new tech for yourself, take a look at the Men’s Ventrix Hoodie Jacket.
The North Face: Campshire Collection
The Campshire Collection from The North Face is a line of Sherpa fleece that is so soft you may actually think you’re wearing a sheep. Perfect for snuggling up on the couch, or spending a chilly night out on the town; the Campshire Collection is sure to be a new favorite in your winter weather wardrobe. Our favorites from the Campshire Collection are the Men’s Campshire Pullover Hoodie and the Women’s Campshire Pullover. The unique styling of these fleeces ensures you won’t only be warm and cozy, but you’ll also stand out in a crowd of hoodies and zip-ups. If you’re looking for a lighter weight option, check out the Campshire Vests.
The North Face Apex Flex GTX Jacket
Okay, now maybe we’re moving a little past fall and going straight into winter with this ski jacket. This lightweight GORE-TEX shell is an awesome find for this season. It features a soft interior hand, and enough protection to be comfortable outside from early fall until spring. The GORE-TEX membrane in this guaranteed waterproof, breathable jacket ensures protection from high winds, rain, snow, sleet and everything in between. And, we haven’t even mentioned the best part yet… THIS JACKET IS ONLY $198.95! I know, I know, there is NO WAY we are serious about a GORE-TEX jacket being under $200, but we are. The Apex Flex GTX Jacket for men and women is the best deal out there for this level of protection. Pick one up today!
Patagonia Fall Apparel
Every season Patagonia brings unbelievable options to the table when it comes to durability, sustainability and wearability; and this season is no different. Some of their tried and true staple pieces are making a huge comeback this fall. For men, we’re talking about the Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket, the go anywhere, do anything insulator everyone should have in their closet. And for the everyday sweater-wearer, why not step up your game to a Better Sweater? The Men’s Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4 Zip to be exact. This hard face fleece is soft to the touch featuring a knit front that looks casual enough to go anywhere, while screaming outdoorsman at the same time.
For the ladies check out my personal favorite, the Patagonia Women’s Cotton Quilt Snap-T Pullover. It features a diamond stitched pattern on the outside for a retro classic look, and fun pop color trims that keep this casual pullover on trend. If you happen to be looking for something of the fleece variety, take a look at the Patagonia Women’s Re-Tool Snap-T Pullover. This cozy snap-t has been a bestseller from Patagonia for years (and with good reason). It’s one of the best items out there for everyday comfort and layering.
Woolrich Fall Apparel
Woolrich is an outdoor brand that has been known for their rugged looks, flannel shirts, and unique sweaters for ages. This fall, SKIS.com is proud to bring you a selection of their classic looks and heritage styles to choose from. Our favorite flannel for this season for men is the Woolrich Trout Run Flannel. This 100% cotton mid-weight flannel is the perfect combination of trendy and classic, making it a great piece for every day wear. For women, check out the Woolrich Pemberton Boyfriend Flannel Shirt. This oversized flannel is all the rage right now, and its relaxed fit makes it perfect for outdoor adventures. It pairs great with your favorite leggings and jeans, or can be tied around your waist as a back-up in chilly weather
Kuhl Fall Apparel
It seems like Kuhl is still set out for outdoor world domination when it comes to apparel; and this fall’s collection only proves that point. The women’s selection looks stronger than ever, with the Kuhl Kozet Midlayer leading the charge. This full zip can be used as a midlayer, light jacket, or juts a statement piece for fall. The wool blend construction makes it unique while maintaining an outdoorsy look. Do we even need to mention the Mova Pant? At this point, if you haven’t tried on a pair, you haven’t lived. Everyone agrees that this pant is the most comfortable, movement oriented pant you will ever put on. A cross between a hiking pant, a yoga pant, and a lounge pant, the Mova does it all. Now it even comes in a skinny version that everyone should try on!
The SKHOOP Hannah Vest
If you’re looking for insulators this season, look no further than SKHOOP. With their ‘perfect for everything outdoors’ attitude, SKHOOP has perfected the insulator game by adding skirts and super long vests to their collection, my personal favorite being the Hannah. This online exclusive is incredibly versatile and designed to be used as a midlayer or worn as a stand-alone piece in mild weather; making it ready for any and all cool weather adventures. If you’re looking for a unique addition to your cool weather wardrobe, look no further! The SKHOOP Women’s Hannah Vest will have you turning heads all the way through the cider mill.