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January 25, 2021

Snow+Rock buyers’ knitwear guide

Nobody loves winter more than Snow+Rock – and nothing says winter like on-trend knitwear. It looks great, keeps you warm and cosy even on the dark, cold evenings and brings the feel of the mountains to you, wherever you find yourself. And that’s where these killer pieces, hand-selected by Snow+Rock’s expert buyers, come in. Feast your eyes on these top knitwear picks for this winter.

Lorna, Womenswear Buyer

Henjl Ski Knitted Sweater

When we can’t go to the slopes, we bring the slopes home – and if this cosy knit doesn’t remind you of the mountains, nothing will. Made with 100% super-soft Merino wool, this is finally a jumper that won’t make sensitive skin itch, as well as being super breathable and durable for when it’s time to take it to the slopes. We’ll be wearing this all season, and we bet you will be too.

Rab Nexus Jacket

A firm favourite at Snow+Rock HQ and for very good reason, the Nexus is the perfect year-round layer for pretty much anything. Its grid back is unbelievably comfortable and excellent for regulating your temperature, with both insulating and moisture-wicking properties for both short and multi-day hiking and climbing adventures. Pair it with your Rab Microlight Alpine when it’s cold and dry out there, or layer under your Rab Kangri GTX on a wet and windy day, and you’ll never look back. We certainly haven’t.

Icebreaker Descender LS Hoodie

Insulation without bulk, freedom of movement without sacrificing performance, and great style without limits. This versatile brushed-Merino piece is temperature-regulating and highly breathable to adapt to any activity you put it through – and packs down small into a bag when you’re not in need of it. The fact it’s great-fitting, stylish and goes as well with jeans as it does hiking tights doesn’t hurt, either.

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Johnny, Menswear Buyer

Spyder Bandit Half Zip Sweater

If you’ve never owned one of these, you’ve definitely seen it on the slopes. All the tech specs you’d expect from Spyder plus a perpetually stylish knitted look make for an iconic layer that’s at home paired with your ski jacket, as a standalone piece at après or for those days at home when you’re missing the mountains.

Patagonia Retro Pile Jacket

On-trend, cosy and fully recycled too? It can only be Patagonia. The shearling style is a nod to the brand’s rich heritage, while the hardwearing fabric and features like a stand-up collar stand up to even the coldest days in the hills or exploring the city.

The North Face TKA Glacier Fleece

After an instant classic that you’ll be turning to for years to come? You just found it. This lightweight, 100% recycled mid-layer from streetwear-to-slopes gurus The North Face features a retro snap neck design and a contrasting yoke for ultimate understated style wherever you take it.

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