2018's Do-It-All Ski Kit for Women

Shred all winter long with these essentials

Everything a lady needs for a day on the slopes. (Dustin Sammann)

Kari Traa Rose LS Base Layer ($100)

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(Courtesy Kari Traa)

Norwegian brand Kari Traa riffs on classic ski style by preserving the slim cut and Scandinavian patterns, then adding stretchy merino.

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Giro Stellar MIPS Helmet ($250)

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(Courtesy Giro)

One of the best-looking resort lids on the market, the Stellar has all the bells and whistles, including a dial fit system, six adjustable vents, and a slick magnetic lock on the chin strap.

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Ridge Heist 1/4 Zip Hoodie ($100)

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(Courtesy Ridge)

Merino makes for the best alpine insulation—it’s warm, it’s soft, and it won’t stink. We like this hoodie from Ridge for the loose cut and discreet thumb loops.

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Black Diamond Spark Gloves ($80)

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(Courtesy Black Diamond)

Stylish warmth on a budget is the sell on these women-specific gloves, which are made of leather stuffed with 60-gram PrimaLoft insulation.

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Picture Exa Pants ($189)

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(Courtesy Picture)

The story here is the fabric. French company Picture coated these durable pants with an eco-friendly waterproof treatment that contains zero PFCs.

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Kastle BMX 105 HP Skis ($1,149)

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(Courtesy Kastle)

For skiers sick of chattery carbon boards, there’s the BMX 105 HP. With a silver fir and beechwood core sandwiched by metal, this plank rips icy crud or sun-warmed mashed potatoes.

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Marker Griffon 13 ID Bindings ($295)

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(Courtesy Marker)

One of the finest resort bindings around. The Griffon is a durable, lightweight workhorse that releases reliably in a crash and holds on tight the rest of the time.

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Black Crows Firmo Poles ($90)

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(Courtesy Black Crows)

Poles are poles. Get ones that look sweet, like these aluminum beauties.

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Burton AK Gore-Tex 2L Blade Jacket ($360)

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(Courtesy Burton)

Burton got plenty right with the Blade, including a long drop hem. We also love the simple styling.

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Smith I/O 7 ­Women’s Goggles ($200)

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(Courtesy Smith)

Lens swapping made simple. The I/O 7’s magnetic release is the quickest and easiest we’ve tried.

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Tecnica Mach1 Pro W LV Boots ($840)

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(Courtesy Tecnica)

The Mach1 Pro bucks the trend of women’s boots being too soft for aggressive skiers: with firm 115 flex, it’s one of the stiffest for lady shredders.

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Buff Windproof Neck Warmer ($33)

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(Courtesy Buff)

With Gore Windstopper and plush fleece, this gaiter fends off winter misery.

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From Outside Magazine, January/February 2018
Filed To: Goggles / Skis / Bibs / Boots / Gloves / Insulated / Pants / Technology
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