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9 Favorite Après Pieces

Après all day!

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, and your friends are starting to feel a little more goofy; are you ready for springtime après? Here are some of our favorite après pieces:

Fjallraven Sormland V-Neck Sweater

This soft, merino sweater is a favorite to throw on after a day on the slopes. The Sormland is form-fitting (though the photo doesn’t really show that), warm, soft, light, and cozy. It’ll keep you warm when that afternoon chill rolls in after the sun goes behind the mountains but you’re not ready to head home yet. What we love about this sweater is that it’s cute enough to wear straight to dinner and look like you’ve been home and showered. Throw on a beanie to hide your helmet hair and you’re golden.

California Cowboy High Sierra Flannel

They don’t refer to this as the après shirt for nothing! California Cowboy is a newcomer in the outdoor apparel industry and they're coming in with a bang. The founders of the brand want to focus on human-to-human interaction and having fun together, and they bring that perspective into all of their items. The High Sierra Flannel has a thermal interior which keeps you extra warm (and it’s super soft), and there are several fun features on the shirt like a loop to hold your sunglasses, a pocket on the back that’s big enough to hold a spare beer bottle, a dry pocket to keep things dry, and so on. 

Mammut Convoy Hooded Jacket

Lightweight and compressible, the Mammut Convey Hooded Jacket will keep you warm when the sun goes down and/or the wind picks up while you’re finishing your beers. Bonus, this is thin enough to make a great warm mid-layer on those frigid days on the mountain.

Olukai Women’s Hawaiʻiloa Manu Hope Waterproof Booties

These cozy boots are comfy, cute, and waterproof. They’ll easily fit into the backpack you leave in the base lodge for quick changing out of your ski boots post-mountain runs, so you’re not lugging around big heavy snow boots. They’re also cute to wear and transition straight to your dinner plans nicely. 

Glerups The Boot with Leather Sole

If your après plans are indoors, check these out. A felt ankle boot made from 100% pure wool, these slippers will keep your feet warm and dry due to the wicking properties of wool. And while these come in multiple styles, there’s something about keeping your ankle bone covered that helps keep that chill out just a little more.

Costa Victoria Sunglasses

Costa’s Victoria sunglasses are part of Costa’s “Untangled” Collection, and the frames are made of recycled plastic that came from fishing nets left in the ocean off the coasts of South America. The Costa del Mar brand was born on the Florida water for fisherman/women. Their lenses do a fantastic job of cutting glare, which translates perfectly for snow glare, and protecting your eyes in altitude is super important. Keep them in your jacket pocket for the potential mid-day mountainside brewski, and you’ll be happy. For the men out there, check out the Pescador sunglasses from Costa, the men’s version from their Untangled Collection. For a full review of the Victoria sunglasses, read this

Carhartt Acrylic Watch Hat

I’m sure you know at least 3-5 people with this $15 beanie. It is described as a style that looks good on almost everyone and we agree. It’s warm, soft, and we love how the cuff gives you a little extra over your ears. It’s also pretty lightweight and can be folded in half and fits inside your ski jacket pocket without too much bulk.

Sun Hat

Any trucker or sun hat will do depending on your style preference. I’m partial to this Outbound hat, because I work here. But while the sun is still shining and it’s not super cold yet, protect your head and face and put on a hat!

Sun Bum SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Stick


Being in altitude means that you're closer to the sun. Protect your skin and keep a sunblock stick with you so you can reapply anytime. 

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Kristi TeplitzAdmin

Executive Producer, Content Strategist, and Gear Editor at The Outbound