Winter Camping

Enjoy the peace, quiet, and very, very warm gear.

    Photo: Jens Mortensen

1. The North Face Solar Flare
Pack the wrong bag and you'll be shivering instead of sleeping. This 800-fill-down, 20-below sack will let you snooze comfortably everywhere short of Everest. $519, 4 lbs; thenorthface.com

2. Black Diamond LightHouse
It weighs just over three pounds, but this single-walled four-season mountaineering shelter beats condensation with breathable Epic by Nextec fabric. $379 ($139 for the side-mounted vestibule); bdel.com

3. Cloudveil Inversion Parka
Overstuffed hood, weather-beating Windstopper shell, and spindrift-stopping neoprene cuffs make this 800-fill-down parka a sweet package when you stop moving. $450, 2 lbs; cloudveil.com

4. Brunton Vapor AF
For reliability and versatility in cold and at altitude, you can't beat this one-pound, multifuel (including pressurized canisters) stove. $149; brunton.com

5. Black Diamond Quantum
Put it all in this four-pound, minimalist pack (read: fewer gimmicks for you to lug). Making a dash for the summit? Cut more weight by removing the hipbelt and top compartment. $240; bdel.com

6. Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest Deluxe
On snow, a closed-cell pad like this is essential for insulation. $30, 1.2 lbs; thermarest.com

7. Sierra Designs Classic Down Booties
You can just tromp around in your boot liners, but these waterproof, rubber-soled slip-ons are one luxury we won't do without. $40; sierradesigns.com

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