The 50 Best Products for Surviving Winter
Hate the cold? Join the club. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make Old Man Winter a little more tolerable, whatever he decides to dish out this year. Here are 50 smart buys that can help you survive the cold, from the best coats and space heaters to serious gear like car shovels and emergency road kits. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)
Price: $140 | Buy them at Dick's Sporting Goods
Go anywhere in these North Face boots, which combine a trendy knit and leather upper with a grippy rubber sole. PrimaLoft insulation and a waterproof membrane keep feet warm and dry, too.
Price: Starting at $99 | Buy it on Amazon
Waterproof and windproof, the Mambe Extreme blanket is perfect for cold-weather sporting events or for keeping in the car for emergencies. Thick fleece keeps things cozy, and a radiant heat reflective lining locks in body heat.
Price: Starting at $19 | Buy them on Amazon
Wool socks are a winter must: They're great at keeping feet warm while still wicking away sweat and letting feet breathe. This pair from SmartWool has a flat-knit toe seam and an elasticized arch brace for extra support.
Price: $29.86 | Buy it on Amazon
A sturdy ice scraper and snow broom is a must for every vehicle. This one features a quick-lock 60-inch extension pole, an extra-wide scraper, and a squeegee.
Price: Starting at $24.52 | Buy it on Amazon
It might be cold outside, but your food can stay warm in this Thermos food jar, made with vacuum-insulated stainless steel that keeps hot food hot (or, in cooler weather, cold food cold). It even comes with a full-size folding spoon that stays nestled in the lid.
Price: $50 | Buy them at Lands' End
These moccasin-style slippers will be your new go-to winter footwear for around the house. Suede or textile uppers, a foam foot bed and a rubber outsole make them as cozy as any slipper but durable enough for quick trips outside.
Price: $24.90 | Buy it on Amazon
Stay informed even in the nastiest snow or ice storm with this AM/FM and weather radio, which can be powered with a hand crank, solar power, or micro USB. It doubles as a phone charger and a flashlight, too.
Price: Starting at $50.22 | Buy it on Amazon
Upgrade to a cozier comforter to banish winter's chill. This reversible set features cozy Sherpa to keep you plenty warm at night. It has box stitching to keep the fill from shifting and leaving uncomfortable cold spots, and it comes in several solid colors.
Price: $40 | Buy it at Sharper Image
Feel that stress melt away when you drape this heated wrap around your shoulders. Zap it in the microwave for cozy comfort, and enjoy the added benefit of aromatherapy from the blend of lavender, spearmint, cinnamon, rosemary, and more inside.
Price: $68 | Buy it on Amazon
Don't let the dry winter air wreak havoc with your skin. This humidifier has a large, easy-to-fill, dishwasher-safe tank, an antimicrobial filter, and three speed settings. It's also quieter than other models, making it a great candidate for the bedroom.
Price: $20 | Buy it on Amazon
Perfect for anyone who works in a frigid office, this little ceramic heater directs all of its warmth to you instead of the surrounding room. It's only 6 inches tall, making it inconspicuous on a desk. It also has overheat protection and stays cool to the touch.
Price: $30 | Buy it at FrostGuard
Hate clearing your windshield on a frigid morning? Eliminate the issue completely with a windshield cover that keeps ice and snow from sticking. The weather-resistant PVC lining and woven elastic straps keep it intact and in place.
Price: Starting at $70 | Buy it on Amazon
Anyone who likes to walk or run in the cold knows that low temperatures can rapidly drain their phone battery. This lightweight, impact-resistant phone case doubles your phone's battery life without the need for an inconvenient battery pack.
Price: $35 | Buy them at Dick's Sporting Goods
These leggings have a brushed interior and fast-drying exterior to lock in warmth while it's frigid. They also wick away sweat to keep skin dry, and added elastane means there's plenty of stretch for any cold-weather exercise.
Price: $299 | Buy it at Patagonia
Stay warm without added bulk in this Patagonia coat, which has synthetic insulation that compresses and packs easily. The outer shell is windproof and water-repellant, and the quilting keeps the coat's insulation exactly where it needs to be for maximum warmth.
Price: $100 | Buy it at Brookstone
Treat yourself to the luxury of a toasty towel when you step out of the shower. This warmer can accommodate two oversized towels at once, and a four-setting timer will warm them for up to an hour. A cord wrap helps keep things tidy when it's not in use.