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Winter gear

Gear Review: Dynafit TLT6 Performance Ski Boot

A featherweight boot with impressive downhill performance.

Gear Review: Salomon Quest Max BC 120 Ski Boots

Ski boots featuring a flexible, 44-degree walk mode.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Factor MX/Shiva MX Ski Boots

Touring boots with downhill toughness built in.

Gear Review: Dynafit Mercury TF Ski Boots

Boots to steer you through tricky snow and slush situations.

Gear Review: Rossignol Alltrack 130 Pro Ski Boots

Performance boots built for the best backcountry excursions.

Gear Review: Montane Tourbillon Event Stretch Gaiter

The ultimate tall, tough gaiters for the shoulder season.

Gear Review: Fits Pro Ski Sock

Editors' Choice 2013 Winner. Long-term comfort assured.

Gear Review: Wolverine Merino Xtreme Hiker Sock

Cushy winter socks that side-step being bulky or stuffy.

Gear Review: Lorpen T3+ Polartec Light Ski Sock

A sock with double the layer of Polartec power.

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Stamina Gaiters

A beneficial hiking shoe-addition to help buffer snow, slush, and debris.

Gear Review: Sauce Chill Toque Hat

A go-to beanie that sheds winter snow and moisture.

Gear Review: Columbia Noble Falls Trapper Hat

A hat that's durable for the long, multi-day haul.

Gear Review: Buff Wool Balaclava Headwear

A super-thin model that can fit under your helmet or stand up to cold on its own.

Gear Review: Pret Cynic/Lyric Helmet

A vented helmet so comfortable you'll forget it's on.

Gear Review: Spyder Nordwand Pants

Comfortable pants built to handle all backcountry conditions.

Gear Review: Millet Touring Neo Hardshell Pants

A light hardshell pant with superb breathability.

Gear Review: Patagonia Untracked Hardshell Pants

These ski pants have seemingly bulletproof durability and loose, freeride styling.

Gear Review: Dynafit Mercury Softshell Pant

Editor's Choice 2013 Winner. Innovative softshell fabric for a bargain price

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Valhalla Softshell Pants

Softshell pants to withstand gnarly weather

Gear Review: Dakine Kodiak Gloves

A tough, badass glove that is warm as can be

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Lodestar Gloves

Editors Choice 2013 Winner. Comfortable and capable gloves to fit high-exertion trips

Gear Review: Seirus Heattouch Hyperlite Gloves

Affordable battery-powered warmth

Gear Review: Black Diamond Fever Mittens

Leather mitts that stand up to the single digits

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Grub Glove

Don't settle between mitten or glove

Gear Review: Rab Alliance Gloves

Double layered warmth and protection

Gear Review: Patagonia Knifeblade Softshell

Classic softshell for any winter sport

Gear Review: Millet Rock + Ice WDS Softshell

Keep cool on hard-charging tours

Gear Review: Fjallraven Abisko/Nikka Softshell

A simple yet rugged cotton softshell.

Gear Review: Eastern Mountain Sports Fader Softshell

A wind-blocking nylon softshell jacket.

Gear Review: Columbia Zonafied Softshell

Complete Insulation with added hardshell-style wind and water proofing

Gear Review: Dynafit Mercury Softshell

Editor's Choice 2013: High-level performance without the price.

Gear Review: Black Diamond Dawn Patrol LT Softshell

All-weather defense in a light and stretchy softshell.

Gear Review: Arc'teryx Fortrez Softshell

A midlayer that pinch-hits as outerwear.

Gear Review: The North Face Kichatna Shell Jacket

Armor for tall hikers

Gear Review: Adidas Outdoor Terrex Advanced Shell Jacket

Unique features fit for the cold

Gear Review: Arc'teryx Beta LT Shell Jacket

Brawn without the bulk

Gear Review: Montane Alpine Endurance Event Hardshell

Alpine climbers' all-time favorite

Gear Review: Mammut Lanin/Larain Hardshell

A hardshell that's powder ready and made for the skier that likes to earn her turns.

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