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The Best Nordic Skiing Gear of 2019

(Charles Dustin Sammann)
buyer's guide
Hammer like the gods in this cross-country kit
 
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(Courtesy Craft)

Craft PrimaLoft Stow Light Jacket ($160)

With 60-gram synthetic fill, this lightweight puffy is loose and breathable enough to keep you warm without overheating. Stuff it into its pocket when the mercury rises.

Men's Women's

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(Courtesy Fischer)

Fischer Twin Skin X-Lite EF Skis ($349)

If kick waxing gets you down, invest in these skis with wee climbing skins in the bases. The X-Lite EFs aren’t as fast or light as race sticks, but they’re great for a mellow tour.

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(Courtesy Start)

Start Ultra Gel Wax ($28)

Unlike typical rub-on glide waxes, Start’s easy-to-apply Ultra Gel penetrates deep, lasts longer than a few miles, and won’t dry out your bases. It keeps you gliding when you don’t have time for a full hot wax.

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(Courtesy Bliz)

Bliz Matrix Sunglasses ($75)

The Grilamid-nylon frames are featherlight, while wide, shatterproof lenses provide sharp optics, wind protection, and a huge field of vision without the dork factor.

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(Courtesy Leki)

Leki Nordic Tune Shark Boa Gloves and HRC Max Poles ($140 and $450)

Leki’s original glove and pole system gets an upgrade. Boa dials achieve an exceptionally snug fit when the gloves are clipped to the poles, for efficiency and power transfer.

Gloves Poles

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(Courtesy Craft)

Craft Fuseknit Comfort Leggings ($40)

This seamless polyester piece offers all-day comfort, either as stand-alone leggings or as a base layer. Variations in weave density provide warmth or ventilation in key areas.

Men's Women's

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(Courtesy Rottefella)

Rottefella Dynamic Half-Zip Top ($169)

Rottefella’s half-knit top is ideal for nordic skiing, with a warm Polartec Power Wool front, a Power Dry back to dump heat, and close-fitting side panels that move with you.

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(Courtesy Alpina)

Alpina CSK Skate Boots ($500)

No more deciding between a cold, tight race boot and a warm, casual one. Alpina’s insulated CSK offers control and stability while shielding toes from frostbite.

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(Courtesy Rottefella)

Rottefella Move System Bindings ($130)

Variable terrain and conditions calls for different pressure distributions across the ski—forward for better kick, back for better glide. Enter the Move​​​​​​​, which shifts 48 millimeters fore and aft for the best of both worlds.

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