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This Kiwi Brand’s Fresh Winter Range Will Take You From Morning Meeting To Mountain Hike

By Bridget O'Donohue

The mercury has well and truly dropped this year, meaning the time has come to drop some hard-earned cash and give those winter fits a refresh. Luckily, the crew at Kathmandu have dropped a new range just in time for winter, with a whole slew of gear designed to keep your body warm and your wardrobe rotation fresh. Functional, sleek and versatile, their outdoor kit is insulation for any situation—taking you from home, to work, and into the great outdoors. 

These are our top picks to take you from a cruisey coffee run to a morning meeting, and right through to a trek up tricky terrain on a weekend hike with the crew. 

Women’s Trailhead 2L Insulated Rain Jacket

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If you bag one item of clothing this season, it needs to be this all-weather rain jacket. Fully waterproof to keep you dry from unexpected downpours and days of drizzle, it also has a built-in breathable layer of insulation to keep you warm on the go. Coming in three neutral colours (Natural, Black Stingray and Light Quartz), the styling potential of this classic, all-purpose jacket makes it a must-own for any winter wardrobe. 

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Men's Epiq SE Hooded Down Jacket

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A staple for winter wardrobes for well over a decade, the classic puffer jacket is a non-negotiable for frosty mornings—and this one nails the brief. Based on their OG '90s design but with a sleek upgrade, Kathmandu's Hooded Down Jacket is stuffed to the brim with 600-fill power duck to keep you cosy the second you roll out the door. The outer fabric is made from recycled plastic waste—including end-of-life tyres—so your new go-to is also helping to close the loop on plastic waste. 

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Women's Co-Z High Pile Hooded Pullover

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Dial up the snug with this relaxed fit fleece, which comes complete with an extra-cosy drawstring hood. Designed to keep you warm and comfy when the temperature drops, this piece is perfect for layering and can take you from campfire to coffee run. Keep it neutral in cream or black, or make a statement in dark horizon or mustard yellow. 

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Women's EVRY-Day Lined Cargo Pants

cargo pants

These black cargos don't just look slick, their functional features make them a cut above the rest. Made with durable fabric designed for hiking and adventure travel, they’ve got a cosy interior lining to keep you warm and an elastic waistband to keep things comfy. Chic yet utilitarian, you could just as easily pair these with an oversized blazer as a full hiking fit. Just clip on your carabiner and you’re good to go. 

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Men’s Any Time Down Vest

down vest

An essential piece for winter layering, this diamond quilted vest is filled with duck down to keep you toasty warm and finished with a durable water repellant to keep you dry. The outer shell is also comprised of 100% recycled materials, so you can feel good every time you zip up. 

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Fyfe Beanie

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An easy one to whack on for a weekend walk or snow trip, the Fyfe beanie will keep your head cosy and your winter fit in check. Coming in over half a dozen colourways, our choice for this one is the red earth and beech. 

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Men's Salomon Elixir Activ GTX Hiking Shoes

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Worn by everyone from Rihanna at the 2023 Super Bowl to Bella Hadid on the streets of New York, Solomons are having a moment. The figurehead of the gorpcore movement, these hiking-slash-street sneakers can do it all, and make you look slick as hell while doing it. A weatherproof, no-compromise hiking shoe made for mixed-terrain trails, these kicks can handle anything. 

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For more fits to keep you warm and dry while you roll from early morning coffee to arvo trail run, shop the full Kathmandu range here

Editor’s note: this article was produced in partnership with Kathmandu. Thank you for supporting the partners who make Urban List possible. To read our editorial policy, click here.

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