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    It's that time of year again! Outside is rolling out our picks for the best winter gear of 2014, featuring everything you'll need for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and more. Gathered here are the 8 pieces of gear with earned our prestigious Gear of the Year award. Enjoy!

    Check out more great winter gear in our Winter 2014 Buyer's Guide.

  • Rossignol Super 7

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    Rossignol Super 7

    Rossignol continue their run of domination with their latest, the Super 7. This big mountain ski weighs 20 percent less than its predecessor thanks to Air Tip honeycomb inserts and feathery paulownia-wood core.

  • Eddie Bauer Neoteric

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    Eddie Bauer Neoteric

    Eddie Bauer's Neoteric brings Polartec's Neoshell fabric technology to the world of resort ski jackets with outstanding results. It’s breathable, quiet, stretchy, and totally waterproof.

  • Burton Landlord

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    Burton Landlord

    Burton's 30 years of snowboard experience shows in the Landlord. The board's tapered shape makes it extremely quick edge to edge and its rocker-camber profile works just as well in powder as it does on groomers.

  • New Balance 1260v3

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    New Balance 1260v3

    New Balance's 1260v3 bucks the minimalist trend with a pillowy tongue, a heel collar and plenty of spongy mesh, but it remains, above all, efficient. The shoe's moderate pronation control iss a godsend when form starts to break down over long runs.

  • Louis Garneau Black Everest

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    Louis Garneau Black Everest

    For years, manufacturers have struggled to craft the perfect snowshoe binding. After a decade, Louis Garneau finally nails it with the Black Everest. One of 13 new models, the Black Everest features steel lacing, a glove-friendly ratcheting knob for tightening, and a snug, soft, plastic frame that feels like a custom fit.

  • DPS Lotus 120 Spoon

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    DPS Lotus 120 Spoon

    DPS achieved new heights of powder-surfing fun with the Lotus 120 Spoon. With a long pintail, tapered tip, a smidge of sidecut underfoot and a convex base for the shovel, it’s virtually impossible to hook your tips in a powder turn, and it’s easier than ever to aggressively slide, dump speed, and change turn radius mid-arc.

  • Millet Matrix 30 MBS

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    Millet Matrix 30 MBS

    With ice-ax retention you can release with the pack on, gear loops for ’biners and belay devices, and an integrated crampon pocket, the Matrix is purpose-built for ski mountaineering.

  • Outdoor Research Halogen

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    Outdoor Research Halogen

    Outdoor Research has achieved a new level of versatility with its Halogen winter jacket. The fit is athletic but comfortable and uses PrimaLoft insulation to cover your front, back, and upper arms. It packs up into its own pocket and should be you go-to backcountry midlayer this Winter.

    Check out more great winter gear in our Winter 2014 Buyer's Guide.

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