Winter Gear Guide
You ask a lot out of your gear in winter. So do we. That’s why we spent months, hundreds of miles, and thousands of tester-hours sifting through this year’s crop of gear. This is what rose to the top: the best winter gear of 2022.
The Best Winter Travel Gear of 2023
Wintry parking lots and cumbersome ski gear have finally met their match
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The Best Snowshoes of 2023
From lightweight racers to all-day trekkers to deep-powder plowers, there’s something for everyone.
The Best Ice Climbing Gear of 2023
This gear withstood over 10,000 vertical feet of climbing by some of the best in the sport.
The Best Snow Safety Gear of 2023
Having the proper equipment is the best way to stay prepared in an emergency—and to help you prevent one.
The Best Winter Tents of 2023
These shelters will keep you warm and dry—no matter the weather
The Best Winter Packs of 2023
From shredding powder to climbing ice, these top packs keep your gear secure and dry
The Best Backcountry Ski Kit of 2022
Get into the backcountry comfortably—and safely—with these custom picks from a Backpacker editor.
The Best New Winter Camping Gear for Finding Comfort in the Cold
These products will help you make a home in snowy climates.
The Coolest New Tech From Our 2022 Winter Gear Guide
The future is now, thanks to these next-level gear innovations
’Shoe-ins: The Best Gear for Winter Snowshoe Hikes in 2022
This kit will take you deep into the frozen backcountry, no matter the conditions.
The 4 Best Snowshoes of 2022
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The 4 Best Winter Socks of 2022
Happy feet, happy hike: Grab one of these four pairs to make your next trek through the snow better.
The Best Snow Pants for Hikers of 2022
Whether you're snowshoeing, skiing, or postholing, these four pairs of winter pants are up to the task.
The Best Backcountry Ski Gear of 2022
Earning your turns is a cinch with this latest crop of ski tech.
The Best Snow Safety Gear of 2022
These ultra-light, super-efficient backcountry safety tools will give you peace of mind on steep slopes.
The 4 Best Winter Gloves of 2022
These toasty digit-savers will keep you warm and dry in any conditions.
The Best Cold Weather Baselayers for 2022
Staying warm in cold weather starts with reliable baselayers. Our experts have rounded up the best tops and bottoms to keep your core warm and dry.
The 4 Best Winter Sleeping Bags and Pads of 2022
Snooze warmer with this winter-proof sleep gear.
The 10 Best Winter Jackets for Hikers of 2022
Bring it on, winter: The top insulated jackets of the year will keep you toasty no matter how icy the temperature gets.
The 10 Best Softshell and Hardshell Jackets of 2022
Block wind, rain, and snow with these protective outer layers.
Editors’ Choice: The Best Gear of Winter 2022
There's a lot of good gear out there—but very little of it is good enough to earn an Editors' Choice Award. From a reflective baselayer to an innovative new pair of sunglasses to environmentally-friendly stove gas, these products made the cut.