2023 Winter Gear Guide
The Best Women’s Baselayers of 2023
We spent two months testing 46 products. These are the best.
The Best Men’s Baselayers of 2023
Ten testers checked out 50-plus baselayers before landing on this list.
The Best Midlayers of 2023
We asked 58 testers to put 99 puffies through their paces. These are the best.
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.
Best Winter Hiking Boots of 2023
Shoes to get you moving down the trail—no matter the conditions
The Best Touring Jackets of 2023
We spent all winter testing 50+ outer layers in the backcountry. These ones came out on top.
The Best Winter Tents of 2023
These shelters will keep you warm and dry—no matter the weather
The Best Touring Pants of 2023
We had 28 testers check out 30+ pairs of bottoms for winter backcountry adventures. These ones rose above.
The Best Gloves of 2023
Keep your hands warm all winter long
The Best Winter Packs of 2023
From shredding powder to climbing ice, these top packs keep your gear secure and dry
Long Term Test: The North Face Vectiv Fastpack Insulated Futurelight
These boots are the only ones you’ll need all winter long