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by Myron Mariano
Men's Sustainable Fashion

Travel-friendly backpacks and lightweight coats headline this month’s picks for men's sustainable fashion.


Hydrate, Mate 

This gel moisturizer is exactly what you need to fight off the dryness that accompanies the season. It contains hyaluronic acid for hydration and elasticity, while the aloe barbadensis leaf juice soothes dry, sensitive, or irritated skin. Deep Moisture Fix Hydrating Water Cream; careskincare.com


Ease the Boo-Boos

Help your skin repair itself from minor wounds, cuts, and chafing with this non-sensitizing antibiotic-free spray. Its active ingredient, hypochlorous, is a molecule that aids in the healing process. And at three ounces, you’d be remiss not to pack a bottle in your toiletries kit. Active Skin Repair Hydrogel; bldgactive.com


The Ultimate Training Tee

The Pivot is an odor-resistant and quick-drying T-shirt that’s meant to keep you feeling comfortable and not sticky. It’s made of 88 percent recycled polyester and 12 percent spandex. Pivot Tee; oliversapparel.com


Brace for the Arctics

Take the three musts of a winter layer—wind protection, water resistance, and insulation—then put them in a packable jacket, and you get the West Rib Parka. Combining 3D WarmCube construction for optimal heat retention and Pertex Quantum fabric for the elements, this ISPO Award-winning outerwear is built for conquering mountains as well as your daily commute in warmth and style. Unisex West Rib Parka; marmot.com


Light on the Baggage

When you’re on a winter sojourn—plane fare is cheapest around this time!—the last thing you want is to drag a big suitcase through snow-covered roads. Pack your things instead in this adjustable travel backpack. The main compartment has enough room for about a week’s worth of clothes, while the detachable daypack houses essential tech and small items that need organization. Tetrad 60; gregorypacks.com


Myron Mariano is a New York-based lifestyle editor and stylist. His works have appeared in Men's Health,  2(x)ist, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Organic Spa Magazine, Good Housekeeping, OK!, and FHM.

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