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I'll be the first to admit that pretty much any time from October through April, you'll find me bundled up in sweaters and extra layers. Over the years, I've gotten smarter about my winter wardrobe, though, and have added in several pieces that do more than just your average knit.
From technical fabrics to new technology that keeps you warm without weighing you down, insulating clothing is the new wave of winter apparel to protect against extreme cold weather. Plus, it's an easy way to ditch the heavy layers without sacrificing warmth.
If you're looking to heat up without all the extra bulk this season, ahead we've rounded up 12 winter-ready styles that are designed to keep you feeling toasty.
This essential cotton base layer is thin and lightweight, but don't let that fool you. It's made using Uniqlo's signature HeatTech fabric, which offers insulating warmth, moisture-wicking and odour control.
While these may look like the average pair of straight leg jeans, they are made from a blend of cotton and wool for extra warmth. They also feature a hint of stretch, so you'll never feel restricted when you're on the go.
Part sweater, part puffer, this knit jacket offers all the warmth you need this winter. It's made with luxe Merino wool and features features Thermal Mapping to maximize warmth and breathability where you need it most.
For extra warmth on days when you need it most, reach for this cozy base layer. It's made with a blend of wool and technical fibers to create a soft fabric that is warm, naturally odour-resistant and breathable.
Reach for these pants on chilly days where you still want to look put-together. They are specially brushed on the inside for fleece-like comfort, and offer a cozier and warmer feel than L.L. Bean's classic Perfect Fit Pants.
If you're someone who loves to layer, this lightweight tee may become your new foundation piece. It's made from 100 per cent Merino wool, which naturally resists odours and helps regulate body temperature.
This longer-length sweater is made using Polartec fleece, a plush fabric that delivers extra warmth while still ensuring that you have room to breathe. This version is also made using entirely recycled materials for a sustainable winter essential.
Outdoor running just got a whole lot warmer with Lululemon's Fast and Free Brushed tights. These performance leggings have a soft, brushed interior that adds extra warmth without compromising their sweat-wicking and four-way stretch.
ThermoBall Eco insulation provides warmth even when wet, so you can trust this jacket to keep you feeling toasty even through the rain and snow. Since this jacket also has a convenient packable design, you can easily tuck it away if you start to overheat.
Kick your workout into high gear no matter the temperature. This top has a dual-layer fabric with a brushed interior for warmth and a smooth, fast-drying exterior to keep you feeling dry.
Take on the elements with the insulating warmth of these insulating pants. Lightweight with a second-skin fit, they provide warmth without adding extra weight.
If all else fails and you find yourself looking for a little extra warmth than insulation can provide, why not give heated clothing a try? This rechargeable heated vest is powered by four carbon fiber heating elements, and can provide up to 10 hours of warmth.