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First things first: your pack will be heavier. You’ll be packing more food, fuel, and layers. As for shelter, if you’re not expecting high winds or heavy snowfall, you probably don’t need to upgrade...
Even in low temperatures, the Sumo TI boiled water faster than the competition.
With it's water-resistant down interior, the Zissou 0 might just be the ultimate sleeping bag.
Knee-high, cinchable gaiters and semi-rigid soles allow you to tromp around camp and in powdery woods without a worry.
The Dozer D-2 EXT is a bit heavier than most pack shovels, but it's more efficient and can switch between an avalanche tool and a snow rake.
If you're going to splurge, do it on the highly-packable, superwarm Nilas jacket.
You can carry both an inflatable and a closed-cell sleeping pad, or you can spring for the Norrsken.
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the 5.10 Coyote Canvas climbing shoes.