The change of seasons and cooler weather has us all reaching for cozy layers and soft flannels. If the cold weather section in the back of your closet is looking a little sad, we've gathered recommendations from some of the staff at Topo Designs HQ featuring their favorite transitional picks to keep you feeling good, and looking even better.
"The Mountain Jacket is an absolute essential for the Fall season! It completely blocks out the brisk morning air, yet is still light enough to wear when the afternoon warms up. I get numerous compliments on the design details, too. The Mountain Jacket will definitely be with me for years to come." - Danielle, Store Manager, Fort Collins
"When the weather starts cooling off, my go-to piece of apparel is the Work Pants. They're overbuilt, well-designed, and once they're broken in, become soft and supple. They are my first choice for most outdoor activities (climbing, hiking, camping) during colder temps." - John, Designer
"The Women's Heavyweight Work Shirt is the flannel I've been waiting for all of my life! Being 5'3" and petite, finding clothing pieces that fit well while not losing too much shape can be a challenge—especially flannels for women! The Work Shirt is a game changer for those gals looking for a durable, yet cozy flannel that transitions well from everyday city life to the mountains." - Chanel, Assistant Store Manager, San Francisco
"The Puffer Cardigan—I spend half of the year in this thing. Highly compressible, it packs down into a mere portion of whatever pack or bag I carry daily, so it's always there if I need it. It works perfectly under my Mountain Jacket as an insulation layer, or it's light enough (and still warm enough) to wear over a t-shirt all day long. It's the most versatile layer I own." – Rick, Brand Manager
"My Anorak is helping me get used to this whole ‘wearing a jacket' thing this fall. Don't get me wrong, I love jackets (as exhibited by the large collection in my closet) but the changing of seasons gets me feeling some sort of way, and mildly resistant to accepting the dark looming abyss that is winter. That said, the Anorak is my go-to when there's precipitation in the forecast, and fits perfectly over a few layers underneath to keep me toasty warm. People kept telling me red is my color, so I went for it!" - Kelsey, Social Media Coordinator