It was the time of year when it’s warm in the city and cool in the mountains, when the clear skies and crisp air beckon you to higher altitudes. Outside the city, leaves were painted in sleepy colors in preparation for the slow, fluttering journey to their final resting place. The hills gleamed gold as we wound up into them; the car’s thermometer registering lower and lower around each rocky switchback. Summer was fading and was winter still waiting. It was time to hunt down fall turns.
Kincos have long maintained a cult following in the skiing world as the quintessential blue-collar glove of choice because of their durability and affordability—about $12 for the cotton-backed style that’s made from pigskin leather and lined with Kinco’s proprietary HeatKeep insulation.
It can be hard to keep up with the latest outerwear trends. From fit to functionality, puffies, baselayers and hardshells undergo small design tweaks every year and we are here to help you parse out the gear that best fits your backcountry needs.
Milkweed isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when considering insulation materials.