The updated Patagonia PowSlayer kit might be some of the best freeride-oriented outerwear for resort and backcountry use.
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly vest that uses wool for insulation, check out the Ortovox SwissWool Light Tec.
Black Diamond’s Dawn Patrol Shell is an impressively water-resistant and breathable soft shell that will make you second guess the need to always grab your hard shell.
The Mountain Hardware Phantom Hooded Down Jacket will keep you very warm in cold and damp conditions.
Black Diamond’s new Women’s Spark Mitt offers a good balance of warmth and dexterity.
If you’re looking for a midlayer to use as a technical piece and as a good-looking casual piece, consider the Black Diamond Deployment Hoody.
The Giro Discord is a new helmet this season with a clean, simple look and well-designed features.
Finally, there’s another more freeride-focused outerwear kit made with Polartec NeoShell: the new Temerity jacket and pants from Strafe.
Touring season is upon us, and Arc’teryx’s new hybrid soft shell / hard shell, the Lithic Comp, is a very impressive option.
The Dakine Quinn Jacket is a longer, stylish shell that is a good option for resort and backcountry skiing.
The 3L Freebird is the lightest shell in Burton’s [ak] line and is designed for backcountry freeriding.
Flylow’s new Billie Coat is the perfect blend of function and fashion if you’re looking for a more feminine, freeride-oriented hardshell.
The Stio Environ is a light, very comfortable shell well-suited for use in drier climates.
If you’re after a multi-season shell that’s light, packable, waterproof, and highly breathable, the Outdoor Research Axiom deserves some real consideration.
The Arc’teryx Stikine is an expedition-oriented jacket that offers the strengths of a stand-alone insulator and a hard shell in one.
The Makers and Riders 3-Season Dispatch Rider Weatherproof Trousers are made with Polartec NeoShell, combining technical performance with a stylish look.
If you’re a woman who likes wearing bibs more than ski pants, the TREW Chariot is a cool, comfortable, very durable option.
The Outdoor Research Vanguard is a good resort jacket for those who want the feel of a soft shell and storm protection of a hard shell.
We like everything about the Brooks-Range Mountaineering Mojave jacket; DownTek treated down insulation, a simple design, good warmth, and a fair price.
The competition is stiff in the world of goggles with quick-change lenses, but there’s a lot to like about the Scott LCG—including its price.