One of the biggest things you’ll notice about living in Oregon, people do not stop what they’re doing because it’s cold outside. If they did, you wouldn’t see anyone outdoors for 9 months of the year. After living here for a few years and finally figuring out we needed a whole different wardrobe for the cold, we started to get out more and really enjoy all the seasons Oregon has to offer. Thankfully, there’s websites like Backcountry where you can find all your cold weather needs. I’m so excited I found them because now I can do all my outdoor wear shopping in one place!
Patagonia jacket xs, Smartwool pullover xs, Alo leggings xs, Sorel boots 5.5 (but need the 5), Smartwool gloves xs, Carhartt beanie
To be honest, if we couldn’t get outdoors during these times, I think we’d go crazy. If it’s not completely raining, we always try to get outside with Harper and go for walks, hikes, or explore different areas of the city. She loves it and doesn’t complain about the cold, ever. With the right base layers, heavy weight insulation, jackets, boots, and accessories, you can definitely make the most of winter, which is exactly what we plan to do! I found the warmest pullover from Backcountry – it’s fleece and has the largest funnel neck detail. It‘s not overly thick, which is great for layering, but it still keeps me warm and toasty. This Patagonia hooded jacket is also awesome! It’s pretty petite-friendly, which is always nice when it comes to outerwear (always so hard to find stuff that fits). I love that it’s not overly bulky but still warm and functional. I also need to talk about my Sorel Out N About boot. The last 2 pairs of Sorel boots I’ve owned have run small, so I sized up in these, but they’re too big. I would say these run TTS. These are awesome everyday boots – the sneaker-style upper makes them easy to wear, but the waterproof materials make them great for winter. The low ankle profile elongates your legs making them perfect for petites! And lastly, these liner gloves are great for small hands. Small gloves are hard to find and the xs fit me well. The pointer finger is tech-friendly which is an added bonus.
I found a few other petite-friendly coats to check out here and here.
If you’re looking to get outdoors this winter and need a few layers to keep you warm, be sure to check out the amazing selection from Backcountry. They have all your favorite outdoor brands for women, men, and kids. From now until 12/20, get 40% off select Backcountry gear and apparel. Use code CRYSTALIN15 to get 15% off your first purchase (exclusions apply).
Also, Backcountry has partnered with Klarna to offer interest free payment plans for consumers (just in time for holiday shopping).
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