One unassuming but essential item I usually carry in a cold environment, is a snow brush. Used for scrubbing off accumulated snow on the outer clothing layers, particularly before moving to a warmer environment where it would melt and saturate the clothing.
I have usually used a simple plastic dish washing brush for the purpose but have had my eye open for a nicer solution.
Eventually, at the Jokkmokk Winter Market I found what I was looking for. It was undecorated of course but a little time today spent doing some kolrosing and it is something finally worth it’s weight.
Life is too short for ugly kit.