To survive winters in Eugene and have some fun along the way, braving the rain and overall glumness of the atmosphere is mandatory. Gray skies and routine downpours shouldn’t equate to an uneventful winter. For active people who love the outdoors, routine runs, bike rides, hiking trips and climbs to the top of snow-covered peaks can still take place. And to be fully prepared for these ventures, having the right clothing is key. This sort of gear costs more than your average stocking stuffer, but when considering how efficient and durable it is, the prices are worth it.