After a long day of leaf-peeping, snowshoeing or hitting the slopes, there’s no better way to wind down than warming up in a cozy cabin. Here’s our list of everything you need to stay toasty and happy during your next cabin adventure.
With the comfort of a slipper but the versatility of a shoe, the Teva ReEmber slides easily between outdoor and indoor fun. The ReEmber uses recycled materials, including 100% recycled ripstop uppers and microfiber linings. So comfortable it feels like socks, this quilted slipper is sturdy enough for all your cabin adventures. The TevaRAPID RESIST protective coating helps keep your feet dry, while rubber outsoles provide the traction you need to feel confident taking the slip-on outside. $79.95
Available in two holly-jolly colorways, the Teca Fleece Scarf from Cotopaxi would certainly look dashing paired with an old top hat and two eyes made out of coal. (And just think how well the orange tint will bring out the color of the nose!) On the other hand, Frosty may not fully appreciate the recycled polyester and repurposed taffeta (complete with a durable water-repellent finish) and oh-so-snuggly fleece hand. Better save this scarf for your favorite snowman-maker instead. $30
The Vuori Ponto Performance Pants for men and Vuori Performance Jogger Pants for women are the must-have pants if you want to up your cabin-lounging game. The moisture-wicking, breathable fabric makes it ideal for both outdoor or indoor activities. So soft they feel like a second skin, and with a drawstring elastic waist for added comfort, you can practically live in these pants. $94-$98
If you’re looking for a versatile base layer, the Icebreaker 200 Oasis Crew checks all the boxes. The perfect combination of style and comfort, it’s suitable for snow days or any other activity. The merino wool fabric is lightweight yet provides exceptional warmth, making it a great option for layering. The updated version now includes underarm gussets for added ease of mobility. $105
Don’t let its weight fool you. Even though it weighs about 11 ounces, the REI Co-op Down Jacket 2.0 has been engineered for maximum warmth. The nylon outer shell helps shield you from light rain and wind, while the 650-fill power down provides insulation to keep you toasty. And it compresses down to fit into its pocket for an optimal pack-and-go choice. Even better, the down has been certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), which ensures that the down and feathers come from ducks and geese that have been treated well. Kids $79.95, Adults $99.95
Equally as important as a good pair of shoes is a toasty pair of socks. The Smartwool Classic Mountaineer Crew Socks are proof that your feet can have it all, too. The thickest and warmest socks in the Smartwool lineup, these cozies provide maximum warmth. They have an elasticized arch and flat-knit toe seam to ensure your feet will be comfortable whether you’re planning a fall hike, relaxing around the cabin or curling up under a blanket. $26
Since the REI Co-op Flannel/Fleece Blanket is made with 100% cotton flannel on one side and 100% microfleece on the other, there’s no need to choose between your two favorite winter-worthy fabrics. Reviewers love that it’s durable enough for the campsite (and easy to throw in the washing machine post-adventure), but chic and soft enough for everyday use at home. The best part: Buying this blanket supports a good cause with 10% of sales going to the REI Cooperative Action Fund, which supports nonprofits that promote justice, equity and belonging in the outdoors. $59.95
Tired of mindless games of War and Slapjack? Bring along the Backpack Cribbage set instead. Outside Inside’s take on the classic board features the standard three tracks and conveniently folds in two, but the interior is hollow, allowing for card and peg storage (both included) within the board itself. The whole kit and caboodle clocks in at just 7.3 ounces, making this handy kit suitable for car camping and backpacking alike. $17.95
Safety first. A portable light source like the Black Diamond Moji + Lantern can add backup lighting and ambiance to any cabin stay. Durable yet bright, with 150-lumens and adjustable brightness, it provides the perfect amount of illumination whether you need to find your way in the dark or read a book in bed. The included hooks also make it easy to hang anywhere. $29.95
What’s worse than warm wine? Spilled wine. Luckily, the Hydro Flask Wine Tumbler offers a solution for your on-the-go wine woes. Whether you’re drinking chilled white wine or hot apple cider, the double-wall insulation keeps your beverage at the intended temperature for hours. The BPA-free stainless-steel lining won’t retain flavors so you can change up your drink without worry. To top it off, no pun intended, the included press-in lid helps keep temperatures regulated and spills in check. $24.95
No cabin stay is complete without music and the JBL Clip 4 speaker is a portable musical companion. At just over 5” in height, this compact speaker still delivers deep bass and rich sounds. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to easily connect your phone or tablet, so your favorite playlist or podcast goes where you go. And with up to 10 hours of playtime on a single charge and a built-in carabiner, tunes can tag along with you on any adventure. Even water activities are no challenge since it’s waterproof up to a meter. $79.95
One of the best camping traditions is sitting around a fire telling scary stories about things that go bump in the night. Bring the fun inside and let the podcast Campfire Monsters do the work for you. Writer and host Weston Davis uses rich testimony and storytelling to explore the tales of legendary creatures like The Jersey Devil and Sasquatch. Gather ’round, turn off the lights, press play, and see who’s brave enough to make it through the podcast. Free. Download here.
Courtney Holden contributed to this piece, which was initially published on Oct. 19, 2021, and has been updated.
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