Determined not to retreat indoors from the winter cold? Hats off to you. The selection here will get you through lung-busting cross-country skiing, chilly-weather hiking, and snowshoeing across powder.
Salewa Crow Gore-Tex Boots ($ 200)
Fully waterproof and crampon compatible, with lugged Vibram outsoles for grip and stiff midsole inserts for stability, the pair weighs just 1.3 pounds. You’ll be at the summit in no time.
Icebreaker MerinoLoft Hyperia Lite Hybrid Vest ($ 230)
This piece’s calling card is versatility. It works over a long-sleeved base layer on cool days and under a shell on bone-chilling ones, thanks to breathable 100-gram merino fill and stretchy knit sections on the sides.
Skida Alpine Neckwarmer ($ 26)
Don’t worry about your breath icing this moisture-wicking poly-blend gaiter. The fleece liner stays soft against your skin, and the pattern brightens up cold morning outings.
Salomon RS Skate Skis and Prolink Race Skate Bindings ($ 335)
With soft carbon cores and responsive construction, the RS’s are for folks who don’t need ultrastiff race sticks but still want performance. Pair them with the Prolinks for compatibility to a range of boot brands.
Bjorn Daehlie Wool Pants ($ 195)
Polyester soft shell wards off wind and light rain, while stretchy merino on the calves keeps heat from building up. Bonus: side zips make for easy on and off over bulky boots.
Atlas Run Snowshoes ($ 250)
With Atlas’s spring-loaded suspension and aluminum crampons, these snowshoes are made for moving swiftly over flat hardpack.
Brynje Arctic Hat ($ 33)
A loose mesh lining gives this beanie the feeling of a much thicker cap, and the merino-poly exterior vents moisture. Thus, your dome stays warm and dry.
Outdoor Research Deviator Hoodie ($ 189)
Panels of Polartec Alpha insulation across the front and sides of this fleece provide enough warmth—but not too much—when you’re taking on high-exertion activities in frigid weather.
Petzl Reactik+ Rechargeable Headlamp ($ 120)
Sensors adjust the beam based on your viewing distance, so you can check your watch without being blinded.