Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2022
Get into the backcountry comfortably—and safely—with these custom picks from a Backpacker editor.
These products will help you make a home in snowy climates.
The future is now, thanks to these next-level gear innovations
This kit will take you deep into the frozen backcountry, no matter the conditions.
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Happy feet, happy hike: Grab one of these four pairs to make your next trek through the snow better.
Whether you're snowshoeing, skiing, or postholing, these four pairs of winter pants are up to the task.
Earning your turns is a cinch with this latest crop of ski tech.
These ultra-light, super-efficient backcountry safety tools will give you peace of mind on steep slopes.
These toasty digit-savers will keep you warm and dry in any conditions.
These four-season shelters will help you weather the storm.
Bring it on, winter: The top insulated jackets of the year will keep you toasty no matter how icy the temperature gets.
Block wind, rain, and snow with these protective outer layers.
Leave those summer hiking boots at home: With the best dedicated winter boots of the year, you'll never have to deal with cold toes again.
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.