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BioLite FirePit ($200)

See that yellow thing on the side? It’s a rechargeable battery pack, which drives a fan that shoots air into the main compartment, cutting down on smoke and ensuring you always have a raging fire. Use the BioLite to warm up while knocking back a few, then slap on the grate for steaks.

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Tembo Tusk Standard Front Pull Fridge Slide ($375)

Don’t throw your back out on that ice chest. Tembo Tusk’s handy tray bolts to the bed of your truck and holds your fridge or cooler in place, then slides it into position for easy access. When you’re done, roll it in and go.

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Yeti Silo 6G Water Cooler ($300)

Yes, $300 is a lot for a water cooler, but the Silo is worth it. The rotomolded plastic keeps the water inside cold in summer and hot in winter, so you can prep coffee or tea after a full day of shredding.

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10 Barrel Brewing Trail Beer Northwest Pale Ale ($9 for six)

This is the best après brew you’ll find, plain and simple. The Trail Beer is nicely balanced, with bright citrus and pine notes that aren’t hoppy like an IPA or heavy like a stout.

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Flylow Ditch Pants ($80)

Like the name suggests, you’ll want to ditch your crinkly ski bibs for these warm and buttery-soft cotton trousers. They’re great for lounging on a tailgate or next to a fire. A touch of spandex adds mobility for rounds of cornhole.

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Alu-Cab 270-Degree Awning ($1,495)

When the skies start nuking snow, move the party into this awning’s wide weather-free zone. It’s expensive, yes, but it sets up faster and easier than other shelters.

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OtterBox Elevation 10 Tumbler ($25)

Fill this vessel with coffee for the drive up to the ski hill, then with whiskey once the party gets going afterward. Made of double-walled steel, it takes a true beating, and the copper lining makes sure hot liquids stay hot and cold ones cold.

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Smartwool Cozy Grip Flip Gloves ($44)

Dexterity is crucial for everything from tearing into a bag of chips to pulling apart hot dog buns. Flip up the mitts on these merino and acrylic gloves to go fingerless, then flip ’em down again for warmth. Hell yes to the suede patch in the palm, which provides extra purchase on that beer.

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Primus Campfire Tongs ($25)

Forget fancy skewers and other frivolous ­utensils—tongs are all you really need for grilling. These stainless-steel grabbers are lightweight, durable, and punched with cutouts near the top to ensure you always have a good grip on your food.

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Maloja Centro Blanket ($149)

Thanks to its water-repellent coating, you can throw this 6.5-foot-long, PrimaLoft-insulated blanket in the snow or use it as a seating area. Or wrap yourself in it for warmth once the sun goes down.

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NEMO Stargaze Recliner ($220)

Thank you, NEMO, for designing the comfiest camp chair on the planet. A hinged seat allows you to rock back, but the Stargaze also reclines deeply for full-on post-burgers, beer-sipping relaxation.

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Muck Boots Foreman ($175)

Give us your tired, your weary, your totally ski-boot-addled feet, and we’ll slip them into these cushy, waterproof leather stompers. The soft neoprene and polyurethane bed is a nice break from hard plastic.

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Yakima OffGrid Roof Basket ($400)

Most roof baskets don’t do much beyond hold stuff. The OffGrid has crossbars for ski or bike racks so you can free up space in the car. An optional attachable extension ($149) adds even more room.

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Hydro Flask Unbound 24L Cooler Tote ($275)

To keep those 10 Barrells frosty, put them on ice in Hydro Flask’s easy-to-carry, well-insulated soft cooler. Bonus points for the food-grade, BPA-free liner, which won’t leave your brews smelling or tasting like plastic.

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Trew Super Down Jacket ($369)

Even with a roaring fire going, you’ll need a thick jacket to stay snug when the sun dips. Trew’s is stuffed with 850-fill down and sports cozy features like an oversize hood and warm pockets.

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WeatherTech BootTray ($25)

The BootTray is right at home in your truck. It’s a changing platform, for swapping ski boots for shoes. Then it’s a drying station, so gear’s aired out when it’s time to go.

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Zippo Lighter ($20)

Our first rule where lighters are concerned: no cheap gas-station plastic. This windproof Zippo ensures the grill always gets lit.

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Mpowerd Luci Pro Outdoor 2.0 Inflatable Lantern ($35)

A solar panel on top charges this inflatable 150-lumen lantern. We like it for its soft light, and there’s a USB port to charge phones.

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Tincup American Whiskey ($25)

The mellow burn of whiskey provides the perfect cap to an action-packed powder day. Tincup’s doesn’t cost much more than a ski-area burger.

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The North Face Campshire Earflap Hat ($45)

Hide helmet hair under this cotton-twill lid, inspired by old hunting and military caps. Drop the fleece-lined earflaps for more warmth.

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The Best Sunglasses of 2019

Wherever you find your bliss this winter, it’ll be all the better with these sunnies (Courtesy Shred) Shred Stomp Noweight ($200) That name may involve a technical impossibility, but the lack of heft does make an immediate impression, especially in a design that doesn’t seem particularly minimal. The look is sharp and streetworthy, ­belying the fact that the Stomp is also extremely sportworthy. We were amazed by the gray-tint polarized lenses when confronted with killer sun on singletrack. The deep-tone, high-­contrast optics do a great job of deflecting glare from snow, too—not surprising, since Shred is the brainchild of

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The Best Technical Flannel Shirts of 2019

Walk around any mountain town in winter and you’ll get an eyeful of flannel shirts. (Also: trucker hats.) But as performance textiles have made their way into this beloved garment—wool and cotton aren’t the only materials in play anymore—the shirts have become as commonplace on the slopes as they are at ski-village bars. (Courtesy Fjällräven) Fjällräven Fjällslim LS ($90) If you prefer a more tailored fit, the Fjällräven Fjällslim LS tapers toward the waist, while its hollow-fiber polyester traps warmth. Buy Now (Courtesy Flylow) Flylow Handlebar Tech ($90) And don’t be fooled by the woolen feel of the Flylow

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The Best Women’s Après Gear of 2019

Kit to relax with after a big day on the mountain (Courtesy Icebreaker) Icebreaker Siren LS Sweetheart Base Layer ($80) Made of a merino-nylon-Lycra blend, the scoop-neck Siren kept us warm from airport security to Banff’s Lake Louise resort. But its comfy elegance served us best with a hot toddy in hand. Buy Now (Courtesy Eddie Bauer) Eddie Bauer Superior Down Mittens ($70) We were charmed by the faux-fur cuffs, but these glove-lined mittens kept our hands warm, too, thanks to 650-fill down insulation. Buy Now (Courtesy Rossignol) Rossignol Alya Sweater ($180) Throw on this merino crewneck—with Rossi’s famous

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The Best Streetwear of 2019

Warm, functional jackets with a strong dose of style (Courtesy Helly Hansen) Helly Hansen Reykjavik 3-in-1 ($375) The Reykjavik (men’s pictured) is one of the better travel jackets you’ll find. The waterproof polyester exterior is reminiscent of a wool city coat, the easy-to-unzip PrimaLoft-insulated interior pops out when you need something thinner, and the two merge to create a warm, weather-beating combo. Men's Women's (Courtesy Obermeyer) Obermeyer Dusty Down ($159) The throwback design of the Dusty Down is so convincing, you might mistake it for vintage. But modern features make it as dependable as it is eye-catching: the polyester shell

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The Best Grooming Gear of 2019

Potions to stay prepped for tomorrow’s adventure (Courtesy Everyone) Everyone Hand Sanitizer Gel ($8) Flu season is brutal, but so is bathing dry hands in germ-killing alcohol. Thankfully, Everyone loads its gel with cooling glycerin to cut the burn and leave digits softly moisturized while eliminating 99.9 percent of nasties. Buy Now (Courtesy PureKana) PureKana Vanilla CBD Oil ($52 and up) Deep-tissue rubs are good, but a full-spectrum CBD supplement is better: the non-psychoactive plant extract can help relieve pain and inflammation and improve sleep quality—useful when you’re banged up or under the weather. PureKana’s oil is organic, third-party

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The Best Après Shoes of 2019

Six winterized options for when the lifts stop spinning (Courtesy Timberland) Timberland Bardstown Plain Toe Oxford ($285) Weather be damned, some situations call for a dress shoe. When the occasion obliges, we reach for the Bardstown, which has a just-right lugged-rubber outsole to prevent a neck-breaking fall on black ice. As far as we’re concerned, it’s the only oxford appropriate for winter. Buy Now (Courtesy Sanuk) Sanuk Puff N Chill ($80) Based on a popular summertime staple—Sanuk’s Sidewalk Surfer—the Puff N Chill is beefed up for winter wear with a faux-shearling liner, a puffy-like upper, and mid-top height. The

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The Best Watches of 2019

Timepieces that look good and play hard (Courtesy Nixon) Nixon Regulus ($150) Developed with input from military divers, the Regulus is highly shock-resistant, thanks to a polyurethane case filled with Poron, a foam padding found in car dashboards and running-shoe midsoles. The five-year battery makes it dependable enough to keep in your bug-out bag, just in case. Buy Now (Charles Dustin Sammann) Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 50mm Limited Edition ($1,245) This venerable field watch is a dead ringer for those worn by thousands of GIs and Scoutmasters dating back to the 1940s. The hand-wound Swiss mechanical movement, crisp dial

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