Winter Buyer's Guide

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These kicks were one of our favorite pairs in the 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide. The paraffin-treated cotton upper and flannel lining is made to keep cold weather out of your soles. “The Vibram Megagrip outsole and reinforced leather accents make this vintage-inspired hiker even more winter-ready,” our tester wrote.

In our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best flannel shirts, the super soft Flare Gun Stretch was a fan favorite. Our testers found themselves wanting to wear it a few days in a row—so they did.

On the slopes, you want your feet warm but not suffocated. That’s the thinking behind these socks, and it’s why we included them in our Winter Buyer’s Guide lineup. “The PhD Ski Ultra Light offers a snug, barely-there fit, but the nylon-merino-elastane-polyester blend still kept our toes warm,” our…

This headlamp was our top pick for running in our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide because of its five lighting modes. We did note the Halo Fire is bulkier than other designs, but the straps cinch tightly to your head to avoid too much bounce.

Six pairs of sticks that can keep up

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

Give your beat-up equipment some TLC

Apparel and accessories to get you through your chilliest runs

Because boot-packing takes too long

Hunt down far-flung powder days in style and comfort

Preferably one with gobs of comfort and safety features

Kit to relax with after a big day on the mountain

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

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

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

Warm, functional jackets with a strong dose of style

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

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

Six cozy throws, from plush to practical

Potions to stay prepped for tomorrow’s adventure

Frozen dome? Try one of these.

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

Four sturdy stompers for deep days on the trail

Six winterized options for when the lifts stop spinning

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

Comfort and performance in a lightweight package

The kit you need to maximize winter saddle time

Tights and insulators to keep you warm and feeling strong

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

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

Five decks that bring surf style to the slopes

Get the most out of gym days and training runs

We don’t need no stinking sleeves

Timepieces that look good and play hard

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

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

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