No matter where your travels take you this season, we have some great options to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable.
– Dare2b Women's Loveline II Core Stretch
Now that it's Autumn (and it's finally cooled off), you'll want to make sure you have some layers available. One of our current go-to items has been this Stretch, a pull-over-the-head, half-zip sweatshirt. This is definitely not your mom's sweatshirt, however. It's got a soft, warm lining on the inside, a quick-drying/water-repelling outside, and is tough and functional to boot. The Core Stretch comes in several color options, which makes it easy to pair with your running gear, jeans, or anything else you feel like wearing outside (or inside, if you haven't turned on your central heating just yet). Hey, the more options, the better, right? It's just the right weight for the fall season or to layer under your clothing as it gets colder. Care is easy, and at $22, it's perfectly priced. http://en.dare2b.com
– Craghoppers NosLife Pro Trousers and Noslife Erin Long Sleeve Shirt
Craghoppers has comfortable clothing for the entire family. Whether you're trekking in the woods, exploring your new favorite national park, or simply strolling the city streets, these clothes are easy to wear, match, and keep you protected from UV rays, insect bites the great outdoors are, well, great, but who needs the bites and the sunburn?), and even digital theft. The Nosilife Pro Trousers for women have a slim fit, but not too slim, with several pockets that zip closed to keep your valuables safe. The fabric is soft and dries quickly, so unexpected showers or muddy patches won't be an issue. They are also generously cut around the ankle for boots should you want to wear them. The long sleeve NosliLife Erin Long Sleeve Shirt is breathable and quick drying as well. Prices vary. Available at https://www.craghoppers.com/us
– Craghoppers Hazelton Half Zip Jacket
Another option to layer while keeping warm and cuddly would be the Hazelton Half Zip. So soft, and available in three very pretty colors, it's both lightweight and durable, so it's great by itself or as a top or middle layer. It's a great jogger, but could also use it underneath a ski parka when it's time to hit the slopes. It's easy to wash and wear, though we prefer to hang it to dry so it stays extra fluffy as long as possible. Prices vary widely. https://www.craghoppers.com/us
– Icebug Metro BUGrip
For urban or wilderness hiking, these boots are comfortable, have amazing grippy soles that keep you firmly attached to whatever path you find yourself on, grip on any and all surfaces, and perform marvelously in all kinds of weather. Icebugs are also great for keeping your feet warm and dry, which is always a good thing. There's nothing like cold, wet feet to ruin a hike, right? They're easy to pull on and off, sturdy, and built to last. We've really enjoyed them and think you will too. At $189, they may seem a little pricey, but they're worth every cent. http://icebug.com/US
(Armin and Samantha are the authors of the popular parenting blogs: http://www.mrdad.com and http://www.havesippywilltravel.com.
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