Supply & Demand: Cold Weather Gear

Comments by Tawnya Schultz/

It's about that time where warm spring conditions are sounding mighty nice. This winter's been a blustery one, but the reality of it all is it's still been a frozen tundra, especially in the North West. With March generally the snowiest month of winter, don't go packing up your puffies just yet. Here are some of our favorite things to keep us warm, and get us through the rest of winter.

Millet
Everest Down Socks

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Keep your toes warm and cozy off the hill with Millet Everest Down Socks. Built with anti-slip sole enforcement, 90 percent goose down and 10 percent feathers, you'll feel like you're walking on air. [$150] www.millet.com

Polar Max
Quattro Fleece Men's Zip and Pant

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Polar Max categorizes its products in three ways: warm, warmer and warmest. The Quattro Fleece Men's Zip and Pant are part of the Warmest line complete with 92 percent acclimate dry moisture wicking and 8 percent spandex. Featuring scent prevent anti-microbial protection and quick drying properties, the Quattro holds heats when you need it most, while releasing sweat. [Zip/$55] [Pant/$50] www.polarmax.com

Rip Curl
Ultimate Jacket

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When a jacket is named the Ultimate, it better be just that. Never complain about the cold again, with product features including S-Bomb2 Fibertronics Module enabling you to control your temperature by hitting a switch. [$500] www.ripcurl.com

Dakine
Apollo Glove

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Dakine has been making quality gloves for some time now and with the addition of GORE-TEX to its line, the brand is leaving most of the competition out in the cold. The men's Apollo has all the bells and whistles including PrimaLoft Insulation, durable water repellant leather for good looks, cuff closure and nose and goggle wipe thumb panels. [$100] www.dakine.com  

Columbia
Women's Just Right Fleece Jacket

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Columbia prides itself in constructing cold-weather gear with a purpose. Available in an array of styles, the Just Right Fleece not only looks good, it's full of tech including Omni-Shield advanced repellant, Thermo Stretch double knit and zip-closed security pockets so you won't lose your belongings. [$65] www.columbia.com

Burton
Women's AK Guide Glove

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Burton's AK line is known as the creme de la creme of style meeting performance. You get your money's worth with the Guide complete with GORE-TEX inserts, Dryride Durashell 2L fabric and even military-grade warmth PrimaLoft Insulation. [$115] www.burton.com

NXTZ
Micro-Mesh Tube

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NXTZ (pronounce next-ease) is the leading face-mask brand on the market and for good reason. Offered in a variety of prints and models, NXTZ brings wrap-around warmth, 100 percent Strecth Dry-Tx and moisture wicking comfort with the Micro-Mesh Tube. Throw all your useless bandanas away…well maybe you can use as rags. [$20] www.nxtz.com

Analog
Snatch

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This two-in-one is stylie, while being functional. Protect your entire face, head and neck with the Snatch. Wear it is as just a beanie when it's warmer out. [$25] www.analog.com

The North Face
Women's Socializer Triclimate Jacket

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The three-in-one is ready for any weather conditions. With its removable interior jacket, helmet compatible hood, REECO avalanche protection and more, the Socilaizer has endless features to keep you dry and happy. [$280] www.thenorthface.com

Smartwool
PhD Snowboard Ultra Light

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The one thing people sometimes think they need to do when it's freezing it wear the thickest socks possible, maybe even put on two pairs. The truth is actually the opposite. A lightweight performing sock will keep you dry and warm. Especially the Smartwool PhD's cushioned and thick where you need it most. Complete with 62 percent Merino Wool and 36 percent nylon the PhD is the one of the best in sock technology. [$19] www.smartwool.com

Poler
Hand Warmers

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As precautionary backup hand and foot warmers are the key. Make sure you keep warm all day with Poler warmers- the only ones on the market that can be reused. If you get too hot simply put them back in the bag. For purchasing options check out the site. www.poler.tumblr.com

revv
Pulse K-Cup

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First and foremost, get warm and energized with rev Pulse. Start your day off right with a jolt of Pulse K-Cup, packed with Ginseng and Guarana to boost your alertness, without compromising the bold coffee taste. [$16/for a Keurig 22 pack] revv on Facebook / www.greenmountaincoffee.com