Canadian winters can be harsh. That’s no secret. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fashion for practicality when choosing your outdoor clothing.
You can select from a wide range of affordable winter gear from toques to mittens to thermal socks and more that will help you enjoy your time in sub-zero temperatures. Here are some great ideas heading into 2022 and beyond!
Start From The Top
A warm hat/toque is a staple of Canadian winters, and there are lots to choose from to reflect your personal style. For example, the Ladies’ Cable Pom-Pom Hat from Heat Holders provides highly effective insulation from the elements, holding warmer air close to the skin.
If you’re someone who likes to stay warm while showing off your favourite sports teams, then look no further. Pick from a range of licensed NHL, NBA, and MLB hats and toques (like this stylish Ladies’ Montreal Canadiens NHL Fiona Cuff Knit Toque) that will show your allegiance while keeping you cozy outdoors. Toques for your young ones are also available, like the Infant Toronto Raptors NBA Bam Bam Mitten and Toque Set.
Aran Woollen Mills is world-renowned for quality knitware made in Ireland. It carries fashionable and comfortable toques such as the Aran Woollen Mills Men’s Merino Toque with Pom made from 100% super soft merino wool.
Give Warmth a Hand
A good pair of lined gloves or mittens is an essential part of your winter apparel to keep your fingers free from frostbite. But again, just like with hats, you can keep your fingers toasty in style with classic fur mittens from Pajar featuring synthetic down fill, real fur cuffs, and a soft, micro-fleece lining.
Or choose something simple and elegant like these Parkhurst Accessories Cable Mittens that are made from 75% eco-recycled cotton. (These mitts can be paired with the Parkhurst Accessories Cable Hat with Faux Fur Pom to complete your look!)
If you prefer more freedom for your fingers, then choose something such as these Men’s Montreal Canadiens NHL Baraka Gloves featuring ribbed cuffs to help keep the frigid wind out. You can also use the grey fingertips on a touchscreen device to stay warm while texting!
Sock It To Winter
Your feet are also in danger of freezing from cold temperatures and dampness, so make sure not to neglect them – especially during this time of year. Luckily, Heat Holders makes thermal socks for men and women that have moisture-breathing properties and hold in warm air and provide support thanks to their looped cushion pile.
Even the best socks won’t do you much good trudging through the snow without quality winter footwear, such as the Pajar Madson Boot designed to withstand the elements and comfort rated up to -30C! The Pajar Ice-Gripper sole will also help keep you steadier on icy walkways. The Cougar Kudos Boot offers high style and a removable foam insole, while also being rated for -24C temps.