Our friends at Huckberry are some of the best gear curators in the game, and as the colder months set in, we’ve combed through their vast stable, picked out and tested some of the top items that will upgrade your wardrobe and pockets. From a handmade Norwegian pocket knife to some of Australia’s best boots, there’s so much quality gear to invest in.
Get cozy and ready to warm up as we take you through the best winter clothes and accessories from Huckberry.
When it comes to comfort, there is nothing quite like a good graphic tee. USA made from 100% USA grown Supima cotton, the Sheridan t-shirt is a winner for daylong comfort. Preshrunk with a heritage graphic designed with Brad Leone, this’ll become a firm favourite.
If you’re looking for a little more coverage, you can’t go wrong with the Long Sleeve Pocket T from Forty Five. A medium weight tee, this goes perfectly under a shirt or sweater, but can also do a good job on it’s own. A whole array of subtle colours make it the foundation of a good outfit. These tees feel like your old favourite straight out of the box. While I’m usually wearing merino out in the wild, I’m always wearing these at home.
We love Taylor Stitch’s old school Americana style, and we love Huckberry’s keen eye for all things fashion. Put the two together and you’ll get exclusive versions of Taylor Stitch’s best selling Apres pant. These are the ultimate sweatpants. They are more stylish than your dated high school gym pants, they are more comfortable than your jeans, and they can even pull double duty on your casual days out of the house. The waffle fabric is both comfortable and good looking, they only get softer the more you wear them. Available in Huckberry Exclusive Charcoal Heather Waffle (pictured), Army Heather Waffle, and Indigo Heather Waffle.
If you’re a regular, you know how much we love Merino Wool. If you’re new here, welcome to the best clothing hack around. Merino tees are excellent all year round, and they make the perfect base layer for winter outfits. Whether you’re out putting miles on the trails, or curled up at home, a good merino tee like our favourite 72 hour tee from proof will serve you well. Add a couple of these to your wardrobe and you’re ready for anything.
I love the Proof Rover Pants, I have three pairs and they are some of my most commonly worn trousers. This updated version is perfect for those of you who like to have everything on hand at any given moment. Eight pockets keep you organised and ready for any situation, particularly when on the road. A cotton/Sorbtek/Lycra mix provide all the comfort, temperature regulation, and stretch wherever you at find yourself. These are the perfect pants for exploring.
Another winner from Proof, the moonweight shirt jacket. Water resistant and built with graphene (oh boy!) this featherweight piece is a real powerhouse. While it might barely register on the scale, thanks to Graphene’s thermoregulation and odour resistant properties, this is a great travel piece for your quiver. Throw it on for the run to the shops, or use it as a midlayer with a shell, this shirt jacket has you covered. Available in three colours, this also blends in urban surroundings. A snap closure, zippered chest pockets, and two hand pockets have room for your essentials when you’re out and about.
Huckberry house brand Proof continue to be staff favourites at Carry HQ. Their combination of style, function and value are hard to beat. One of their newest creations, the grid fleece collection are an excellent performance style. This is perfect for those active days as it’s made to breathe well and dry quickly, just what you need after a winter workout. They also pack down well, making it a great option for travel. Available in a jacket, vest, and sweatpants.
We couldn’t write a winter guide without a few good flannels, and thankfully the folks at Taylor Stitch have us covered there. The Ledge is the classic flannel silhouette made from organic cotton. It comes pre-washed and ready for anything your winter escapades will throw at you. This handsome Coastline Plaid colour way is part of their Magic Seaweed collection with artist Ty Williams. The ledge is a little shorter at the hem, designed to be worn untucked.
If you aren’t into the plaid flannel, and you’d rather something a bit burlier, then look no further than the Division shirt. This tough heavyweight 10oz organic cotton shirt is an updated take on the classic work shirt and it is ready for action. A true chameleon, the division is tough enough for hard labour, but sleek enough for a dinner date too. The washed indigo shows the cotton yarns in all their glory and will continue to patina with your hard yards.
If you need warmer still, the lined utility shirt is the one for you. A quilted liner made from recycled nylon gives a little extra “oomph” in the warmth department, while the crosshatch style of the organic cotton makes the Utility shirt and understated timeless option. Two chest pockets and two hand pockets are useful for bits and bobs throughout the day whether you’re heading out to the garage to work, or heading in for an end of day beverage.
Relwen are influenced by classic military styles, and their French Loop Polo is no different. At first glance this may seem like your classic polo, but upon closer inspection you’ll find this is an upgrade. The super soft french loop fabric is cotton/nylon/spandex blend, which provides you with the perfect mix of durability, comfort and stretch. A deep four button placket allows layering if you need extra warmth. This has been a firm favourite this winter, its a versatile piece ready for anything.
These lightweight chinos are an upgrade from the traditional you‘ll know. The flyweight chinos are a do-everything pair of pants that are just at home in the office as they are on the trail or in town. A cotton pant with a hint of spandex stretch, these look like classic chinos, but are updated with cleaner lines and better comfort.
Swiss gurus ON aren’t just innovators when it comes to running shoes. Now they create a whole line of performance wear. The Insulator jacket is lightweight insulation layer full of secrets. The subtle thorn colour is hiding the merino wool insulation (lavalan padding) that keeps you warm either when active or idle. This is a lighter weight layer, but its clean Scandi styling makes it great for active or recreational use. A well sized hood and zip pockets are all you need for a day of exploring.
This Anorak is one of those “sneaky” items that surprises you. Over three months of use, this has become a favourite for walks, chores, and throwing in in the brisk mornings. Nylon ripstop with a waterproof laminate keeps the wet days at bay, while the shearling lined hood and recycled polyester insulation add some extra warmth. The anorak style is classic, and the drop hem gives you a little more protection from the elements. A side zip encourages easy on/off, and a kangaroo pocket on the front holds your essentials. Don’t sleep on this!
Yellowstone has become a favourite on our TV screens, and with the Flint and Tinder rancher jacket, you can emulate your inner Rip. This heavyweight waxed cotton jacket is made in the US from 10oz sailcloth, and insulated with 40oz of synthetic insulation. Flannel lined to provide some extra comfort as you work away in the garden, this handsome jacket will only get better the more you wear it. The patina will tell all of its own stories.
Huckberry’s All Weather collection keeps getting better. The Pull On Storm boot is the latest in their line and it’s a doozy. Perfect for the back of your car, by the back door to the garden, and for any adventure in any season, this all terrain boot is Chelsea boot meets Wellington boot. Unbuckle leather uppers, and with a fully waterproof and breathable membrane, comfort is a top priority. Add in a VIBRAM® Megagrip outsole, these boots are made for the outdoors.
Salomon are top of the tree when it comes to trail runners, and the XT-6 is one of their most celebrated pairs. When you add in a GORE-TEX membrane, you have the perfect winter trail sneaker. Comfortable enough for daily wear around town, and robust enough for tramping the trails, those will become firm favourites. The Sensifit, Quicklace, OrthoLite® and Contagrip® systems combine to give all the support, access, comfort, and stability you can need this winter.
Blundstone’s are an Australian icon. When you slip on a pair, it’s easy to see why. These famous boots are comfortable, hard wearing, and stylish. Elasticated sides make for easy on off, while the leather uppers and interiors form to your feet quickly after just a few wears. The comfortable PORON® cushioned footbed means you can stay in these for hours on end. The outsole provides good grip in most situations, although they aren’t out and out hikers.
Brandblack are doing great things in the shoe world. The Sansin are a hybrid runner/hiker that covers all bases on your travels. Ultralight, and featuring a unique style that’ll stand out from the crowd. But these just aren’t good looking, they’re well made with a mix of leather, mesh, and TPU film. This keeps the shoe ultralight while the VIBRAM® WRAPTECH sole (inspired by mountain bikes) gives you excellent grip and protection for your sole. While not technically waterproof, the ankle height and material combination has combated snow with ease.
Upgrade your slippers with these glorious beauties. Handmade in Maine, USA, these are the ultimate slippers. Supple leather uppers, North American shearling lining and a Vibram® Camp outsole give you all the durability and comfort you could ever need. The Ortholite® cushioned sole means you won’t want to take these off. These slippers break in beautifully and the low back allows you to slip these on whenever your feet need some spa time.
Everyone needs a good hat come winter time, and this retro version from Huckberry’s collection with Coors is a winner. Coming in three colours, this style is reminiscent of yesteryear but ready for your winter fun. An acrylic/wool blend provides plenty of warmth and durability in a stylish package.
While the nights are shorter and the days are darker, a flashlight is a great EDC item to have with you at all times. The MecArmy Compact Flashlight is going to become your best friend. With a mighty 1200 lumen output from this palm sized beast, you can flip between two colour modes (Neutral White 4000k and Cool White 6500k) with a simple twist. A USB rechargeable lithium ion battery is included so you can stay ready on the road, and the IPX-8 waterproofing will keep the path alight even in those wetter days. A clip attaches to your bag or pocket easily, and the trident tail provide a last line of defence if necessary. This is an impressive piece of kit that you’ll wonder how you lived without.
It’s important to stay warm and hydrated in these winter months and there’s no better way to warm up than with a sip of your favourite tipple. The High Camp Torch Flask is an elegant all-in-one solution to your beverage needs. The flask itself holds 180ml of your chosen drink in a double walled stainless steel cavity, meaning you can keep any drink hot or cold at their desired temperature. The detachable lid/shot glass/cup holds 3 fl oz of that drink and attaches back to the main body with a magnetic lock system meaning you can’t lose it too easily. The torch flask is small enough to slip into any bag or pocket, and this’ll become an item you keep reaching for.
Sometimes the old ways are the best and not many do heritage like the Norwegians. Helle knives are known for their handmade beauties, and the moment I laid my eyes on this I was smitten. This beautiful folder has a birch handle and a Sandvik 12C27 blade, ready for EDC and outdoor adventures a like. The clip can be switched to either side depending on your preference and the handle is designed for a four finger grip. This is a beautiful piece of hardware that should last you a lifetime. It doesn’t have the bells and whistles of modern multi-tools, and it doesn’t need them. This is a trusty companion made to do a job well, there’s a lot to love about that.
Staying in Scandinavia, it’s always important to keep your hands warm. Hestra are the epitome of quality in the glove world, and I personally have worn them constantly for the past six years. Each pair I own have different uses from snowboarding to yard work, and the Axis is a perfect everyday glove to add to my collection and yours. Featuring Primaloft gold insulation, an elasticated wrist, and stretch palm, these are great gloves for your daily chores and outings. These pack down small into a bag or jacket pocket easily, and are ready to keep those digits warm.
There are some brands who you can just trust. The North Face is one of those. The Base Camp duffel is iconic in the world of duffels and with good reason. Affordable, burly, and simple, it is the perfect bag to trust for winter adventures. Mine has been on many adventures in the roof box of my car, has been dragged through snow and mud and it keeps coming back for more. The medium size is my favourite, as it’s just enough to hold all you could need, but not so big it takes up all of your space. Featuring simple pocketing on the inside lid and ends of the bag, the Base Camp is a do-it-all pro that you can rely on.
Simply put, the GORUCK Heritage line are some of the best looking most functional packs out there. The Bullet comes in at 15L and is a great EDC bag for your errands, hikes, and commutes. The style is off the charts with it’s 10oz duck waxed canvas exterior and leather handles. Not to mention the buttery smooth YKK zippers. The bullet features a hidden quick access pocket at the top of the bag, an open main compartment with two mesh pockets and a laptop/hydration sleeve, and one exterior zip pocket. The clamshell opening makes packing and unpacking a breeze, while the padded back panel provides comfort when you need it most. USA made, the Heritage Bullet is the perfect grab and go backpack.