Good afternoon!! As the weather starts to get colder and winter bears down, you’re probably starting to think about new pieces of gear to purchase for yourself! We’ve asked Outdoor Research Ambassador Athlete and Ice Fest guest guide Emilie Drinkwater what her favorite piece of winter clothing is. Emilie rocks the winter with ice climbing and skiing and needs clothes that are going hold up and keep her warm in the coldest temps. She couldn’t pick just one article and so has sent us two to share with you!

Emilie wearing both of her favorite things!

Emilie highly recommends the Stormtracker Glove. She says they are “amazing, dexterous gloves that are simply designed with leather palms and Windstopper. These are the only thing I will wear for steep ice!” We couldn’t agree with her more! These gloves are super low profile and are equally at home in the alpine, on the slopes and on steep ice! They’re durable, nimble and will keep your hands warm in moderately cold conditions!

Emilie also raved about her Virtuoso Jacket! She said that she “loves this jacket for everything from skiing and climbing to around town. [It is a] light, warm, durable and nice looking down. I run cold so I start wearing this jacket in October and use it right through April.” Emilie was on an expedition to India this past summer on an alpine climbing/skiing trip and took the jacket along. She said it was perfect for those conditions too!

You can get more information on and read all about Emilie’s adventures in India at Outdoor Research’s Verticulture website. While you’re there, check out what all of the O.R. Ambassador’s are up to!