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2013 Editors' Choice Snow Awards Videos

Our crew of 42 testers sought the worst of winter to bring you the best gear of the season. Here, see our team in action and learn why these products made the cut.

by: The Editors

These Editors' Choice winners stood out above the rest.
These Editors' Choice winners stood out above the rest.
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Editors' Choice Bergans of Norway Glittertind 55 and 70
A super stable pack for winter escapes.

Editors' Choice: Rab Strata Hoodie
Our favorite breathable insulation of the year.

Editors' Choice: Dynafit Mercury Jacket and Pants
A softshell steal.

Editors' Choice: The North Face Thermoball Hoodie
 A synthetic down jacket that breaks the mold.

Editors' Choice: Outdoor Research Lodestar Gloves
 Our team called this the most versatile glove on the market this year.

Editors' Choice: DPS Wailer 99

This ski shined with all skiers in all terrain.

Editors' Choice: Power Practical Power Pot V
Heat your meal and charge your devices with this two-in-one gadget.

Editors' Choice: Mammut Alpine Rider Helmet
This do-anything helmet that performed in all conditions while we climbed, skied and summitted.
Editors' Choice: Scarpa Freedom SL Boot
Check out what our testers thought of this do-anything all-mountain ski boot.

Editors' Choice: Polarmax H1 Micro Long Sleeve Crew/Bottom
A bargain baselayer with top-of-the-line performance.

Editors' Choice: Fits Pro Ski Sock
The best fitting ski sock we tried this year.

Editors' Choice: Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe
This tried and true axe has stood the test of time.



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