Strafe Highlands Jacket FX
Riding lifts on a cold day in January? The Highlands Jacket is waterproof and breathable thanks to Polartec NeoShell, but inside it’s buttressed by warm, but breathable Polartec Alpha insulation.
Strafe Basecamp Hoodie
There’s nothing more vital than a sleek midweight with a ninja hood that you can tuck under a helmet in brutal weather. This one is cut from Polartec’s fast wicking Power Grid fabric, in case you work up a sweat on the bootpack. $145; strafeouterwear.com
Trew Roam Bib
Just as adept for lift riding, bootpacking, or ski touring, the new Roam ¾ bib is built with articulation and breathability first in mind. Trew says its stormproof membrane is the most breathable on the market.
Outdoor Research Belmont Hoody
On a casual/cold ski day you can wear the Belmont as a thick midlayer—and not feel like a randonnée racer when you divert to the bar. It’s also casual/chill thanks to a knit face fabric and handwarmer pockets. $139; outdoorresearch.com
Faction Hudson Riding Shirt
Our forefathers of the age of Hot Dogging knew enough to ski in western shirts when the spring sun allowed. The Hudson is like that, but warm and breathable for kicking around town all winter.
Osprey Kamber 22 Pack
It’s svelte enough to ride most lifts without pulling it off each lap, but you could cram the Kamber 22 full of gear for a short ski tour, too. The diagonal ski carry system is quick for inbounds hike-to terrain.
Flylow Albert Jacket
It’s tempting to ski in a puffy down coat on toe-blackening days, but eventually you’ll shred it on a snag. The Albert jacket is rugged for tree skiing, but there’s Primaloft insulation inside. All that, and it’s stuffable enough for your backcountry pack.
Hestra Ergo Grip Patrol Glove
I’ve run the same set of Hestra gloves for 10 years. The key to the durability? Keeping the leathers cured—and buying a model with a removable merino liner like in this model. The palms are cut from Army Goat Leather. The goats presumably killed in action.
Arcade Cornerstone Belt
The original stretchy adventure belt from this Tahoe brand, the Cornerstone keeps your pants up without stifling your bro-flow.