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As the leaves start to fall (even here in SoCal!), the hours of daylight dwindle, and the air becomes crisp, we know that it’s the best time of the year: the time for autumn adventures! While it may be 70 and sunny in the spring and summer months, once autumn descends on us and winter nips at its toes, us Angelenos put away the jean shorts and crop tops and layer up for the chilly weather. But just because the temperature may dip, it doesn’t mean our adventures have to! This cold weather season, we’re layering up and choosing to adventure with Columbia and Zappos.


Columbia has been a trusted form of functional and fashionable clothing for our adventures for years. When we traveled to Swedish Lapland in 2018, we braved temperatures that dipped well below freezing. Our Columbia jackets, hats, and boots kept us warm as we watched the Northern Lights dance above the sky. We know that we’ve weathered the storm (quite literally) with Columbia in the past, and that’s why we’re trusting Columbia to outfit us this cold weather season.


Columbia’d UP in Swedish Lapland in 2018

Preparing Your Fall & Winter Wardrobe

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. I knew I had to fully outfit myself in preparation for rainy and chilly season. I logged onto Zappos and ordered Columbia clothing that would prep me for city nights and adventurous delights. To start, I needed the key item: my jacket! To weather the wet winter months in Los Angeles, I chose the Columbia Top Pine™ Insulated Rain Jacket because it’s lightweight,  waterproof, and warm. It has an Omni-Tech™ shell which offers a breathable jacket that keeps me warm while also allowing the passage of perspiration when I’m out on the trail.


Next up are these fun and festive Columbia Minx Mid III boots, which also keep me warm and dry with Omni-Tech waterproof technology. The best part about the Columbia clothing is that it is both fashionable and functional and as diverse as the sprawling city of Los Angeles; I can wear it around the city or I can take it out on the hiking trails.


Fall Packing Essentials

When packing for a fall or winter adventure, it’s all about the layers. Weather can change at the drop of the hat – whether it’s rain, sun, wind, or temperature – you need to be prepared for every type of weather change. Here are a few essential items to pack:

  • Moisture Wicking Base Layer
  • Waterproof & Warm Jacket
  • Fleece
  • Long Johns / Base layer pants
  • Hiking Pants
  • Warm Socks
  • Warm Boots
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Columbia & Zappos Benefits

Not only was the clothing functional, dependable, and innovative, but Zappos delivered my clothes at the speed of lightning. Here are The Benefits of Ordering with Zappos:

  • Fast Shipping
  • Free shipping
  • 365 return policy
  • Range of styles
  • World class customer service
  • First perfectly in the busy lifestyle

What are your must pack items for your fall and winter adventures?