Howdy Ice Festers! With the temps getting colder and the ice getting fatter we figured it would be a good idea to give you some of our top picks coming out of Outdoor Research this year! They make top of the line clothing, gloves and gaiters for all of your outdoor pursuits! All of their clothing is simple, functional and stylish. You don’t have to worry about anything being over designed either, everything has just what it needs, no more, no less.

Guest Guide Matt McCormick Sending Pump and Dump in the Ferrosi Hoody

One of our favorite jackets to get after it in is the Ferrosi Hoody. It is light and stretchy but allows you to layer well and stay dry during strenuous activity. It is a good crossover piece which will take up you and down the hill on skis, but also allow you the flexibility needed to climb steep or mixed ice. The Ferrosi is a must have for any outdoor activity! 

The Chaos Jacket 

Since we just had the coldest weekend of the winter so far, we’ve also got an excellent belay jacket for you! The Chaos Jacket is insulated with Primaloft inside and housed with Windstopper material outside. This jacket with keep you dry and warm through the coldest and wettest belays. It is generously sized to fit over all of your layers and has an enormous hood to cover your helmeted head. It is definitely one of our top picks to stay warm, dry and psyched!