REI Radiance Down Vest and Polartec Power Dry Zip-T

Cozy up for less with this well-priced cold weather gear.

REI’s goose-down vest is ideal for wintertime adventures — it’s light and compressible but still packs plenty of warmth. Their Polartec Power Dry Zip-T makes the perfect sweat-free base layer underneath. This cozy setup will keep you warm to the core, and, compared with other top-line brands, it’ll also leave you more pocket change for a hot chocolate at the end of the day. Vest is $80; shell is $33. Both at REI.

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