Outside's 2014 Gear of the Year

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.
(Inga Hendrickson/Daniel D. Snyde)
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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

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.

Buy: $449

rossignol super 7 skis outside buyers guide winter 201 gear of the year
(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

eddie bauer neoteric
(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

burton landlord
(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

New Balance 1260v3
(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

Louis Garneau Black Everest snowshoe gear of the year
(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

dps lotus 120 spoon skis gear of the year
(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

Millet Matrix 30 MBS
(Inga Hendrickson)


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.

outdoor research halogen gear of the year
(Inga Hendrickson)

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