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Couple walking along the beach with their dog wearing the Frost Pant from Kuhl

The Best Warm and Cozy Travel Clothes for Winter 

If you’re wearing the right clothing, there’s no such thing as bad weather. No matter how cold, wet, or snowy it is outside, packing the right clothing for your winter trip will allow you to explore your destination comfortably. 

Whether you’re planning a winter getaway to a snowy mountain retreat or simply navigating the cold city streets, selecting the right attire is the most important factor in enjoying your trip. Pack lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing that can be layered to keep you warm and dry in any weather condition. You want to look for pieces that stretch and move with you—and, of course, items that still look stylish in your vacation snapshots. 

Headquartered in the outdoor adventure epicenter of Salt Lake City, Utah, KÜHL is your one-stop shop for warm and cozy travel clothing. Here are our top ten picks from the brand for your winter trips. 

Editor’s note: This story is sponsored by KÜHL.

For the Flight

Long-haul flights can be either freezing cold or boiling hot (and sometimes both throughout one trip). Stay comfortable with loose, temperature-regulating layers you can easily remove or put on as needed. 

Inspira Short Sleeve

Couple sitting on a rock taking a break from hiking, the man is wearing a plaid button down and the woman is wearing Inspira Short Sleeve

The perfect base layer system should start with a short-sleeved shirt in case you get overheated. The Inspira Short Sleeve is ideal since it offers UPF 50+ sun protection and moisture-wicking properties for those bluebird sky days. A ribbed collar and cuffs add a stylish design detail, making this shirt good for a wide range of activities at your destination.

Prism Half-Zip Fleece

Two people hiking on a mountainous  trail, with the woman in the foreground wearing a Prism Half-Zip Fleece from Kuhl

Fleece is one of the coziest fabrics out there, and we especially love the Prism Half-Zip Fleece. This luxuriously soft Italian fleece has a high warmth-to-weight ratio that will keep you comfortable without being too bulky. The pullover even has softshell shoulders, making carrying a backpack or other shoulder bag easier. 

Haven Joggr

Couple walking along the beach with their dog wearing the Haven Joggers from Kuhl

Wear the Haven Joggrs on the plane, trails, or even to the office—these versatile pants will look at home in any environment. Made from an ultra-soft and stretchy tencel/nylon/spandex fabric blend, you’d never guess that these pants are incredibly durable, with a high-abrasion resistance that will prevent awkward tears, even during tough activities like rock scrambling.

Despite the streamlined look, these pants hide a surprising amount of pockets, including zippered ones in the front and back and a drop-in cell pocket for easy phone access.

Mountain Getaways

Once you land, be prepared for any adventure with clothes that wick away sweat, prevent odors, and stretch with you as you move.

Kontour Lined Pant

Close up of person wearing the Kontour Lined Pant from Kuhl

Don’t want to pack a base layer? Bring the Kontour Lined pants instead, which feature a built-in flannel lining that eliminates the need for thermals underneath. Despite the warm interior, these pants aren’t too bulky. The Kontours are just the right amount of stretchy, giving you room to move without turning saggy after a few wears. 

Stretch Voyagr Insulated Jacket

Model wearing the Stretch Voyagr Insulated Jacket from Kuhl

Ever gone for a peaceful hike, and instead of listening to the quiet sounds of nature, all you can hear is the “swish, swish” of your rain jacket fabric as you move? You won’t have that problem with the Stretch Voyagr Insulated Jacket, which is designed to be as silent as it is soft. The lightweight jacket is fully waterproof yet soft and breathable. 

Aktivator Hoody

Woman hiking on a mountainous trail wearing the Aktivator Hoody from Kuhl

When you’re active, you’re generating a lot of body heat, so you don’t want to pack too heavy of a jacket lest you overheat. The Aktivator Hoody offers the perfect level of warmth for your mountain adventures. The hoody features three different weights of synthetic insulation, delivering more heat to areas of the body that need it. With a windproof and water-resistant exterior, this hoody will keep you dry and toasty even in a storm. 

Frost Pant

Close up of the legs of a person wearing the Frost Pant from Kuhl while standing in an ice hockey goal

Hiking in snow, sleet, ice, or cold temperatures? You need the Frost Pants. These technical softshell pants have a wind and water-resistant exterior and are lined with microfleece for a soft next-to-skin feel. Unlike most hiking pants, these are designed for a women’s-specific fit, plus have plenty of pockets (including secure zippered hand pockets.) A bottom hem gusset zips open to allow you to get a custom fit over any winter boot. 

Solace Sweater 

Woman wearing the Solace Sweater from Kuhl while out to drinks with friends

Look chic and feel cozy at the après-ski scene in the Solace Sweater. This sweater is made from an ultra-soft heathered knit fabric and offers a midweight warmth. The cowl neck design is on-trend and adds to the coziness factor. This versatile sweater is available in several colors and can go from casual to dressy as needed. 

Ember Shirtjak

Woman walking at sunset wearing the Ember Shirtjak from Kuhl

With a stylish buffalo plaid design, plush fleece lining, and oversized fit, the Ember Shirtjak is the perfect jacket for chilly days. The relaxed silhouette and nylon sleeves make it easy to layer underneath as needed. Chest pockets with hidden snaps and drop-in hand pockets give you plenty of places to store your essentials securely.

Why Choose Kühl for Your Next Trip

If you want to feel good about the products you’re buying, upgrade your travel wardrobe with KÜHL. The brand’s main goal is to provide high-quality products. To achieve this, KÜHL sources only the finest materials from environmentally conscious and ethically minded partners. Production facilities are carefully monitored to ensure they meet the company’s high standards for environmental and ethical practices. 

You can rest assured that every piece of clothing you buy from KÜHL is conscientiously made from only the best materials so that it will last you a lifetime of adventures. 

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