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As we start to defrost, a good windproof shell can be invaluable—but (with apologies to Patagonia) goretex isn’t doing anyone any favors.

We suggest paraffin-treated cloth, with enough stiffness to keep the sterner gusts at bay. Filson’s Logger Coat has the kind of indestructible toughness that you’d expect from workwear, so it’s just about perfect for days when you aren’t sure what kind of weather you’ll be facing.

And if you feel like pairing it with a mountain-man beard—or the next best thing—you’ve got our blessing.

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom