These expert-approved picks make great Valentine’s Day gifts.

By Laura Reilly
Updated: Jan 25, 2019 @ 4:27 pm

Even though winter is celebrated as the great season of being indoors, the most ambitious among us see it as an invitation to take on nature at its most beautiful — and most challenging. The only thing setting those people apart is the right gear.

For your adventure-seeking man who wants to be ready for the outdoors — whether that means packing for a black diamond ski trip, or throwing on the best outerwear for rainy sprints between the front door and the front seat — Nordstrom has compiled the best and brightest men’s performance-wear brands to shop, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Its new venture, called Concept 1: Out Cold, features nearly 100 top picks that will cover his every winter adventuring need, from camping dishware and woolen socks to outerwear and accessories that are expert-approved.

Curated by Nordstrom’s VP of Men’s Fashion, Sam Lobban, the shop highlights just 20 standout brands, including Leatherman, New Balance, Snow Peak, and Olympian-led Aztech Mountain.

Shop our top men’s fashion picks from Concept 1: Out Cold below, and see the full collection here.


Cotopaxi Teca Half Zip Windbreaker

To buy: $80;


New Balance 801 All Terrain Running Shoe

To buy: $100;


Cotopaxi Cubre Fleece Pullover

To buy: $140;


Aztech Mountain Doodle Hoodie

To buy: $250;


Mackintosh Bonded Cotton Hooded Jacket

To buy: $1,615;