It seems like fall just started, but it’ll soon be time to bundle up for winter, as temperatures begin to plummet and snow blankets the ground.
Across the United States, determined commuters walk to work year-round. Others wish they could, but fear that wet socks or hidden black ice on a manhole cover could ruin their entire day. Thanks to these ingenious products inspired by outdoor adventure and fashion, the winter commute just got a lot warmer and drier (and safer):
Boot Coverage, Loafer Convenience
Many business casual outfits for men make it difficult to wear winter boots, and messing with wet, icy shoes in the lobby of an office building is hardly a nice way to spend the morning—no matter how warm they keep your feet.
Slipping SWIMS Brand Galoshes over your favorite pair of dress shoes keeps them safe and dry while keeping you upright. Winter often has a way of sneak-attacking commuters, but these galoshes are small enough to tuck in your briefcase or backpack, so you’ll never get caught unprepared.
In one way or another, down jackets have been a staple of winter clothing for centuries.
The HyBridge Lite Jacket from Canada Goose is as beautiful it is warm, which means you never have to feel rushed to remove your sleek, shiny outerwear the moment you enter the workplace.
If you need to bundle up for winter, there’s no better way to do it than surrounding yourself with the same warming material used in the coziest comforters and pillows.
Better Commutes Through Science
Warm gloves are an indispensable part of every winter commuter’s wardrobe. But sometimes gloves just don’t cut it—especially when you’re expected to operate a smartphone or computer keyboard the second you take them off.
Cold fingers make the winter commute as miserable as wet socks, but the Heated Leather Palm Gloves Kit by Flambeau Outdoors combines classy materials (you’re going to work, not skiing Lake Tahoe) and technology to make your commute as comfortable and stylish as possible.
There are roads that require cars to have tire chains on when the weather makes everyone bundle up for winter, and there are sidewalks that should have the same requirement for pedestrians.
There’s nothing worse than stepping on a patch of ice and hitting the ground, and it only gets worse when you’re already dressed for work and have a long day ahead of (or behind) you. Thankfully, Yaktrax Pro Traction Devices can turn your favorite pair of warm winter boots or shoes into expedition-ready walkers that are suitable for Everest—or a simple walk through your local winter wonderland.
Let It Snow
Whether you walk a block to the train station or a mile to the office, the winter commute can get seriously cold. With these helpful fashion items and accessories, you can show up feeling as warm as any human could ever hope to on a Monday morning—and get home on Friday afternoon ready to enjoy the weekend.