In a world in which high-speed internet and same-day delivery empowers you to conceivably order anything you could ever want, whether that’s a week’s worth of groceries or a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, the will to venture outdoors lessens greatly. Factor in a pandemic, temperatures that hover around 20 degrees, and a 4:27 p.m. sunset, and any sort of motivation drops significantly. We get it: It’s much, much easier to stay home, huddle around the radiator, pile on all the fleeces you own, and binge-watch whatever new release is streaming.
But when you’ve already spent so much of your year indoors, an hour or two spent outside is like a breath of fresh air (pun very much intended, sorry). With the right outerwear and layers, leaving home can actually be...fun? That's why we’ve teamed up with Eddie Bauer, the heritage brand famous for specializing in quality outdoor gear for a century, to compile a list of pieces that will get you excited for The Great Outdoors, whether that’s a chic white ski set for at least one run down the slope, a pair of fleece leggings for a snowy hike, or an extra-warm down-filled parka for a walk around the neighborhood. Click through to shop our favorite picks.