If you’re living in the northern half of North America, you’re well aware of the frigid temperatures and arctic conditions that were ushered in during the last days of 2017. To combat the incoming polar blast we’ve compiled our favorite products for January, focusing on head-to-toe protection from the elements. From socks and winter boots to jackets and boot bags, this month’s top products will help you tackle the coldest days of winter. 

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1. Vasque Snowburban II UltraDry Winter Boot - Men's: $159

Whether you’re heading out for a three-mile snowshoeing adventure or simply shoveling snow off the front walk, the Vasque Snowburban II UltraDry Winter Boot is here to help. A leather waterproof upper and Vasque’s UltraDry waterproof system take the brunt of the storm, keeping your feet dry when tromping through new snow. Beyond the rugged, yet stylish exterior, Thinsulate insulation protects against the coldest temperatures by providing space-saving warmth from heal to toe. Shop Vasque Snowburban II UltraDry Winter Boot here.

Vasque Snowburban II UltraDry Winter Boot

2. Marker Access Boot Bag: $98.95

Keep your most important piece of gear toasty during travel with Marker’s Access Boot Bag. Constructed using 500 PVC Tarpaulin, the 50-liter Access provides a DWR layer to keep boots dry. The Access can be worn as a backpack and offers a handy boot mat that unfolds when it's time to step in or out of your boots for the day. Shop Marker Access Boot Bag here.

Marker Access Boot Bag

3. Smartwool PhD Graduated Compression Ultra Light Socks: $49.95

Looking for all-day performance? The Smartwool PhD Graduated Compression Ultra Light Sock is ideal for skiers and riders that prefer an extra-tight boot fit. Minimal cushion and a graduated compression reduce fatigue and speed up recovery time. Other features include ventilation zones for moisture management and a seamless toe box for added comfort. Shop Smartwool PhD Graduated Compression Ultra Light Socks here.

Smartwool PhD Graduated Compression Ultra Light Socks

4. Strafe Lucky Jacket - Women's: $519

Consider yourself one of the fortunate if you’re riding out the storm in Strafe’s Lucky jacket. This sharp offering pairs Primaloft Gold insulation with a tough-wearing eVent face fabric, providing comfortable protection for whiteout days. Other features include a fully seam sealed design, interior media port, stretch powder skirt and an integrated helmet compatible hood. Shop Strafe Lucky Jacket here.

 Strafe Lucky Jacket

5. Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket - Men's: $575

The Beta AR jacket is geared towards the mountain minimalist that’s still looking for first-class protection against the elements. Whether hiking, skiing or just venturing out to a new après locale, the AR (which stands for all-round) is up to the challenge. Hip length GORE-TEX® Pro and an Arc'teryx’s DropHood™ deliver packable performance that’s both waterproof and breathable. Other features include reinforced shoulders/elbows and a separate collar for draft protection. The Beta AR jacket comes in six distinct colorways. Shop Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket here.

Arc'teryx Beta AR Jacket