6 Cold-Weather Essentials To Keep You Warm Through Winter

Winter basics don’t have to be so, well, basic with these welcome, unexpected takes.

Winter basics don’t have to be so, well, basic with these welcome, unexpected takes.

Balaclavas tend to look best on skiers (less so on peeping Toms), but with Scottish heritage brand Robert Mackie’s 100-percent British wool version exclusive to Canada Goose, you can go from ski hill (or back alley) to stylish urban outing with just one roll of the rim. $275, canadagoose.ca


These boots were made for walking—and hiking and romping in snow, too. Native’s Jimmy 3.0 Treklites feature a lightweight lug sole and come Vancouver-ready water-resistant. $150, nativeshoes.com

Cult-fave natural-beauty brand Aromatherapy Associates launches its new anti-aging hydrosol sheet masks just in time for winter weather. Made with hand-blended essential oils, the face-fitting sheets’ plumping action helps lift and firm skin, as well as moisturize with frankincense, hyaluronic acid and turmeric. $85 for a pack of four, aromatherapyassociatescanada.com

Lululemon’s new Masons Peak flannel shirt reimagines that quintessential men’s staple, the lumberjack top. Layer this wrinkle-free, fitted version or wear it on its own to stay warm and strapping. $128, lululemon.com

The Stella down jacket from Nordic outerwear phenom Peak Performance is a casual oversized coat born from a manufacturing process that’s anything but casual. The European company follows all ethical and responsible practices—with just one scan of the tag, see exactly which farm the down came from. $600, peakperformance.com

Get to the bottom of it and put Hunter’s luxury shearling insoles inside all your winter footwear for a cozy, warm approach. $30, hunterboots.ca