Gear Up: The best of the basics — beanies & mitts

Comments by Oscar Ladd/

Leaving hands or head defenseless against that brutal winter weather is never a smart call. Without the proper fundamentals, you’ll find yourself stuck with a day of cantankerous behavior and endless trips to the lodge. All the while, you’ll be missing out on the untouched powder facades that your friends are ripping into, gloves and hats properly secured. To prevent such a disastrous situation, we have selected the most stylish and suitable beanies and mitts to keep you on snow, and warm as hell.

Aion-Pattern-Beanie

Aion Pattern Beanie

Aion, a brand focused on exploration and the environment, joined forces with craftsmen in Bali to create a product that puts people before profit. The Pattern offers a removable pom-pom and 100% hand-made Acrylic for comfort all day long while making a difference in the world.

Price: $28.00

Analog-alder

Analog Alder Mitt

When it comes to gloves, utilitarian comfort is key. Even after being constantly dipped into the plush surface of untouched powder (we may be dreaming a bit here), a good glove will keep your hands dry. The Alder is composed entirely of waterproof nylon, with an adjustable wrist strap ready to thwart every particle of snow. Bringing together authentic style and modern perks like a wrist stash, The Alder is top notch.

Price: $60.00

Coal-Stanwood

Coal The Stanwood

Demonstrating that a hat is more than just an accessory, Coal utilized vintage inspired designs, while also infusing The Stanwood with a modern twist: check out that contrasting cuff logo! Made of fine Acrylic material, this beanie is just as stoked to be showered in flakes as you are.

Price: $20.00

Neff-Work

Neff Work Mitt

The Neff Work Mitt is a genuine leather product with a brushed lining. Internal dividers separate your fingers for comfort, while a microbial treatment eliminates any funky scent. The name of this mitt is pretty ironic, considering how persuasive they are in the argument for blowing off work to enjoy some play time in the snow.

Price: $59.99

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Capita Doa Beanie

A simple beanie that simply gets the job done. A muted colorway with a custom woven “Defenders of Awesome” patch keeps your ears covered and your mind focused on ‘devouring’ any and all booters, rails, and spines that dare to get in your way.

Price: $24.95

Celtek-Calypso

Celtek Women’s Calypso Mitt

Offering a stylish textured leather mitt, the Calypso is just as practical as it is fashionable.A waterproof insert, OutDry, allows for breathability, helping you maintain dry and toasty hands.

Price:$100.00

Volcom-mod

Volcom Mod Stripe Beanie

A classic slouch beanie with stripes is always a crowd favorite. No matter your style or situation, this hat is easy to pull off, and fits perfectly under a helmet.

Price: $19.95

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Dakine FireBird Mitt

Constantly tweaking your bindings can cause serious abrasions to your gloves, but with the FireBird’s durable, water repellent leather, you’re guaranteed endless seasons of hand warmth on the slopes.

Price: $70.00

Nikita

Nikita Women’s Snowbird Beanie

A chunky knitted hat with a fleece lining is certain to keep your noggin nice and toasty up until old-man winter says his farewell.

Price: $34.95

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Celtek Trippin Glove

Given its unique crab grab style and other-worldly art from Matt French, Celtek’s Trippin Glove proves to be a standout in the snow. Plus, with 15K StormDry, it is suitable in even the most severe conditions.

Price: $50.00

Airblaster-team

Airblaster Team Beanie

A product churned out by a company that feeds off of creativity and just plain outrageous fun is guaranteed to survive the craziness of the season… even if you happen to be around those nuts on the Airblaster Team.

Price: $21.99

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Rome Women’s Everlast Mitt

Advanced 15k waterproofing combined with an elastic nylon shell earns this glove our praise. Flexible — to ensure a stylist method — with a synsuade palm, Rome’s Everlast Mitt offers both comfort and a sylicon grip;  fashion, meet function.

Price: $74.99

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Billabong Women’s Jamie Beanie

Compliment your laid-back style with this slouchy beanie. With a pom-pom and soft-muted color shades, the Jamie pays tribute to those who just want to enjoy the good times.

Price: $26.00

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Rome Duke Mitt

Created to battle some of the coldest and wettest conditions on the East coast, Rome has got you covered with 12K waterproofing and 3oz Thinsulation. Properly placed index zippers provide hassle-free access to snatch goodies out of your stash pocket.

Price: $64.99

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Dakine Women’s Scrunch Beanie

Sewn with 100% Acrylic and boasting a fun pom-pom and slouchy fit, the Scrunch is ideal for a casual night out on the town. We recommend taking a few Jaeger shots to keep the rest of your body nimble, though no doubt your the cranium will remain comfy.

Price: $25.00

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Burton Women’s Pele Mitt

If your hands aren’t clenched up in your mitt in an attempt to avoid frostbite, it most likely means they have found their way into the Pele Mitt. Constructed with a DRYRIDE Ultrashell for insane water resistance and a touch of Thermacore insulation, the Pele will never fail to perform, even in the harshest conditions.

Price: $49.95