Despite being ready for spring, we are trying to fully enjoy and embrace the winter weather. This weekend we got the chance to head up to one of our favorite trails and go snowshoeing. We had the best time seeing it in a new perspective. I stayed warm and toasty on our adventure thanks to my new gear from Backcountry!
I’ve never been the biggest fan of winter as I hate being cold. I have to say though that the right gear changes EVERYTHING. E and I have had this snowshoe date planned for almost a month now and I’ve been really looking forward to it. I even promised him that I would not back out no matter the temps. There was a very real possibility that it could be in the single digits and I knew I had to be prepared.
I ended up spending some time on Backcountry.com and finding everything I would need for our winter outing. They have so many options to choose from for all sorts of winter outdoor activities. They also carry some of my all time favorite brands, from Patagonia and North Face to Free People and Sorel. This makes dressing for a winter adventure effortless, practical and fashionable!
Even though the temps dropped this week, we got lucky and Saturday was beautiful! Despite some rain in the morning, the day cleared up, blue skies were poking through the clouds and it was in the low 40’s. I knew I needed to be practical with my outfit and made sure to really layer up. I even brought this coat just in case, but ended up leaving it in the car.
Snowshoeing is actually a great workout! I ended up shedding layers as we made our way along the trail. My Patagonia Dusty Mesa Parka was the real MVP. It kept me toasty warm until I started working up a sweat. I absolutely love the length of this parka and how warm it is! It’s perfect for layering too, and if I had needed it, I would have easily been able to put it under my down parka. To top it all off, it’s pretty cute too! I love that it’s a practical version of the trendy teddy bear jacket!
Once we really started trekking through the mountains, I was thankful for my base layers. This pullover and fleece lined leggings were comfortable and easy to move in. This Patagonia Micro D Snap-T Fleece Pullover is incredibly soft and light-weight but still very warm. I had just a thin thermal long sleeve under it and felt perfectly content.
The best part about this pullover is the snap collar that allows you to vent if needed, and the binding at the cuffs and hem to seal out any drafts. I always size up to a medium in my Patagonia pullovers for layering purposes. I’m wearing a medium in this one!
I’m convinced that every girl who encounters snow needs a pair of Sorel boots! If you know me, you know I swear by this brand and have multiple pairs. I’ve had the Joan of Arctic boots for 2 years now and LOVE them! I love the height, so snow doesn’t get in the top, and the cute fur detailing. They are sturdy, have great traction and are really very comfortable!
They come in a bunch of different colors and are a timeless boot that you will have for years! I sized up a half size so I could wear thick socks with them!
We rented our snowshoes, but Backcountry has a HUGE selection to choose from! They have a wide variety of colors, price ranges and accessories if you are ready to take on this winter activity. You can even outfit the whole fam!
Backcountry is generously offering all Twenties Girl Style readers 15% off their first order with code ASHLEY15 at checkout! Discount is valid on your first Backcountry purchase, exclusions apply. ALSO, they just launched their HUGE end of season sale! You can snag some of our favorite brands like Patagonia, North Face and more for up to 50%off!
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A big thanks to Backcountry for sponsoring this post! As always, all selections and opinions are my own.