Wherever you find your bliss this winter, it’ll be all the better with these sunnies

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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 Olympic alpine skier Ted Ligety.

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Adidas Tempest ($133)

These women’s cat-eye shades are as cute as they are capable. The design works especially well for runners, what with the low weight, the extra security afforded by the stay-on springy frames, and plenty of sticky rubber at the temples and ears. Oversize synthetic lenses add coverage and protection from sun and wind. The flamboyant mirroring knocks back glare and creates playful contrast with the crystal-clear frames and temples.

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Spy Helm 2 ($100)

After gazing through endless gray, we appreciated the warm tint. Spy’s synthetic bronze lenses enhance depth and contrast to make even the tiniest details jump out on the trail. The mellow hue isn’t bad behind the wheel or when kicking around town, making the Helm our first choice for riding, running, and whatever comes after. The clean style of the matte black frames contrast the gold lens mirroring. And the price makes these Spys even more appealing.

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Oakley Flight Jacket ($223)

If you can see your way past the cyborg-apocalypse styling, this rebooted racing shield has some brilliant ­touches. The lens is free and frameless along the top edge, so there’s nothing to obstruct your line of sight when in head-down riding position. And the optics of the rosy-tint synthetic Prizm Road lens are wondrously high in contrast and resolution. There’s even an adjustable vent at the nosepiece to boost fog-killing airflow.

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Smith Haywire ($139)

The closer you look, the more Smith’s dressy, female-friendly number impresses. In the frames, old-school tortoise combines with classy brass and sets up a nice contrast with black sculpted temples. Quality carries over to the sharp, gray-tinted synthetic lenses, which make for easy on-off around town. Though the Haywire’s more about upscale, preppy style than performance, sticky nose pads and squeeze from the springy frames keep them secure at playtime.

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Dragon Alliance Baile H2O ($184)

While the world sees icy-bluish mirroring, you look out through polarized bronze-tint ­synthetic lenses that neutralize glare and do delicious things with depth, detail, and color. The frames float—a nice touch for surf-themed glasses, no? Even if they didn’t, we’d love them for their artful sculpting and tweaks that freshen the design. The lack of rubber cladding and some light leakage around the lenses mean these are made for chilling.

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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 Tailgating Gear of 2019

For a parking lot party unlike any you’ll find at a football stadium (Courtesy BioLite) 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. Buy Now (Courtesy Tembo Tusk) 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

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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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