The leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping, so get ready for the cold weather with our BuyMeOnce recommendations! We’ve got a list of clothes, boots and accessories for you to wrap up warm in, protect your feet and shelter you from the harsh winter weather year after year. So get a cup of tea, cosy up and check out these products that won’t just last you until spring, but for the rest of your life.
Words: Christy Ku
Instead of buying thick socks again and again every year, keep your toes warm forever. We love good socks and great puns, and Darn Tough provides both! These socks come with a lifetime guarantee and are super comfortable. These socks are tough, durable and seamless, making them more comfortable as there are no seams to dig into and chafe your toes and they reduce potential damage to your feet! Furthermore, merino wool, their chief material, naturally fights off bacteria to give you toasty warm feet without the odor.
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These boots were made for walking – through everything. Survive the puddles, frost and ice with LL Bean’s Classic Boots! These sturdy yet comfortable boots are hand-crafted and waterproof. They offer free repairs and a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee to back up your purchase, and with its classic design, it’s likely that these will be the last shoes you ever need to buy. Get your hands on them quick – these classic “duck boots” have sold out every winter since 2011. They refuse to compromise on their traditional manufacturing techniques and their Made in the USA credentials, so you can rest assured that your purchase has been made to the highest LL Bean specifications.
For more boots recommendations, check out our Men’s and Women’s winter boots articles.
Snuggle up in a cashmere sweater for a classic look. Last of England uses the best quality materials and methods to ensure their sweaters last and last. The jumper comes in a variety of rich colours and knit patterns, and with its simple design, you can just throw it on or add layers and accessories to make the look your own.
Wrap up warm without looking like a marshmallow – these jackets from Patagonia and Filson come with a lifetime guarantee. They offer a range of styles and weights, from Patagonia’s down sweater jackets to the lighter Filson’s Tin Cloth Cruiser jacket. Go out and take on life, no matter the weather!
The wind and rain always leaves broken umbrellas scattered across the street and dumped in bins. If you’re tired of repurchasing brolly after brolly every time a particularly strong breeze snaps another one, Davek umbrellas come with an unconditional lifetime guarantee. They will fix it or replace it for free! If a storm blows your umbrella away, Davek’s loss protection service lets you redeem a replacement brolly for up to 50 percent off the regular retail price. Tuck it into your bag this winter and you’ll cruise through the rainy streets without a problem.
There’s nothing like a hot drink to keep you fueled when you’re on the go. Try out these thermoses to store your tea or coffee – it’s cheaper to bring your own brew and you can make it exactly how you like it! You can also use these to top up your drinks at work or at coffee shops, rather than using disposable takeaway coffee cups, and help save the environment.