Winter 2019 Buyer’s Guide



A complete revamp of a classic leads the cream of the crop from our test in Snowbird, Utah

Comfort and performance in a lightweight package

Five decks that bring surf style to the slopes

You’re only as good (and as safe) as your connection to your skis

The season’s backcountry boots demand to be pushed to the limit

Hammer like the gods in this cross-country kit

Six pairs of sticks that can keep up

Because boot-packing takes too long

Preferably one with gobs of comfort and safety features

New lens designs are improving the view even on low-contrast days

Six cozy throws, from plush to practical

Tights and insulators to keep you warm and feeling strong

We don’t need no stinking sleeves

Burly clothes can still be comfy

Slick trousers for powder-day overachievers

Gear haulers slim down and grow up

Give your beat-up equipment some TLC

Hunt down far-flung powder days in style and comfort

Whether for Instagram or the mantelpiece, these shooters capture your escapades best

If you’re determined to camp in winter, you’re going to need some sturdy gear

Frozen dome? Try one of these.

Hot pockets—nuking not required (unless we’re talking about snow)

A little prep goes a long way toward getting yourself un-screwed

Gear that’s got your back, should things go sideways

Show the other players who’s best at pulling on plastic

Planning to pound out winter miles? Turn to these.

Apparel and accessories to get you through your chilliest runs

Apparel and accessories to get you through your chilliest runs

A dash of style doesn’t have to mean reduced traction

Keep riding long after everyone else has put their bike away for the season

Four sturdy stompers for deep days on the trail

The kit you need to maximize winter saddle time

Get the most out of gym days and training runs

Get the most out of gym days and training runs

The latest fitness bands are smarter and svelter than ever

Six ways to get your caffeine fix, plus one for the decaf crowd

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

Kit to relax with after a big day on the mountain

Warm, functional jackets with a strong dose of style

Potions to stay prepped for tomorrow’s adventure

Six winterized options for when the lifts stop spinning

For a parking lot party unlike any you’ll find at a football stadium

Timepieces that look good and play hard

As mega-passes continue to add resorts, now is the time to ditch single-day lift tickets for good