Fluted bands across the knuckles + wool insulation that doesn't bunch up = the best-fitting glove here. backcountry.com
The lightest option here (it weighs just 15 ounces), this airy helmet was our top choice for touring. If you're a hothead like me, you'll love the way the vents flow air through the helmet as well as...
Although it was designed for ice climbing, the Minus One proved ideal for everything from backcountry skiing to cold-weather mountain biking. It's waterproof, light and supple, reinforced in all the...
Backcountry skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, skate skiing. We did it all in this versatile soft-shell glove. seirus.com
Front vents above the goggles force air between the helmet's two layers, while the back vents draw air away. The result: chimney-like airflow that doesn't whistle across your head. Flip a lever to...
Removable wool liner. Remarkably supple. And the leather is made without any synthetic dyes or harmful metals. hestrausa.com
Where I live, we do the Santa Fe Double in springtime: a morning ski tour followed by a bike ride. This lightweight, neoprene-cuffed, Gore Windstopper glove was my favorite for both. dakine.com
Removable liner, elastic leash, chamois, goggle squeegee, iPod-wheel fingertip dots: If the Patrol had a bathroom, you could sublet it. 180s.com
A claw-like hybrid that offers up the best of both worlds: It's mitten-toasty but, because your index finger has its own separate condo, nearly as dexterous as a glove. levelgloves.com
FlyLow takes a classic pigskin-and-Thinsulate work glove and oven-bakes it with a beeswax coating. The result: warmth and water resistance for the price of dinner. flylowgear.com
I loved this glove for midwinter tours. My routine: Skin up wearing just the waterproof-breathable shells, then put the fleece liners in for a warm, dry descent. blackdiamondequipment.com
This highly breathable spring glove is insulated with recycled wool and Thinsulate. gordini.com
No sloppy fit here. Because the Cocoon's Gore-Tex barriercalled Xtrafitis permanently fused to the rest of the glove, the inner layer never shifts around annoyingly. scottusa.com
Good for Backcountry Problem: Snowy lifts are cold. Solution: the Hoback. Cloudveil took a two-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell and shot it up with PrimaLoft insulation. Too toasty? Unzip the thigh vents....
By welding, and not stitching, this waterproof-breathable soft-shell glove to a leather palm, Spyder made the most comfortable glove in this year's test. spyder.com