Clockwise from top left: Black Diamond Spot Headlamp ($40), Columbia Omni Shade Sun Goddess Booney ($20), Patagonia Borderless Short ($48), Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($18), Guyot Squishy Bowl and Cup Set ($15), Brooks Cascadia 6 ($110), Feel Goodz Flip-Flops ($25), Thorlo CoolMax Light Hiker Socks ($16), ASICS Abby Shimmel Tank Top ($35), CamelBak Vantage 35 Hydration Pack ($149).
I'm inspired after seeing Fab's picks for chic Winter vests. Unfortunately, a shearling or faux fur piece isn't going to work on all of the long Winter hikes I have scheduled for the New Year. I'll need something that keeps me warm, is great for layering, but is also extremely durable. I'm also looking for a vest that has enough pockets to store essentials and is made of weatherproof materials. Here's what I'm spying (clockwise from top left): Columbia Melange Maven Down Vest ($69), Marmot Venus Vest ($130), Nike Allure Vest ($130), Lightweight Puffer Vest ($40), Isis Whisper Hoodie Vest ($100), Outdoor Research Aria Down Vest ($100), The North Face Oh Snap Vest ($180). Which one do you like?
Riddle me this: it's winter and basically subzero temps outside BUT you're tired of wearing a plain-Jane-sensible jacket (that, let's face it, kind of looks like a less-fitted sleeping bag). So what's a freezing fashionista to do?
Easy! Enter to win the latest and warmest gear from Columbia, of course. Five lucky winners will get Columbia's Kaleidaslope Jacket featuring Omni-Heat. Omni-Heat uses little silver dots (kind of like a space blanket) applied to the inside of the jacket to reflect heat back to you. It's also breathable, so you'll never OVER heat. Each jacket jackpot winner will also get the Peak Ascent Peruvian Hat (also armed with Omni-Heat technology) to keep your brain-freeze at bay.
Tell us how you will put the Columbia Kaleidaslope jacket and Peak Ascent Peruvian hat to use. Leave a comment below for a chance to win.