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The best...winter sports gear

Updated technology means K2’s rockered skis are now good on any kind of snow, not just powder.

Arc’teryx Alpha SV
The “waterproof membrane” of these Gore-Tex gloves is directly laminated to the outer shell, making them “thinner, lighter, more breathable, and more dexterous” than other styles.
$275, arcteryx.com
Source: Popular Mechanics

O’Neill Psychofreak
This wet suit is “one of the warmest unpowered suits on the market.” It features sealed wrist and neck openings, polyure­thane sealant on every seam, and a “(mostly) watertight zipper.”
$500, oneill.com
Source: Wired

Transcend GPS Goggle
Make skiing as “stat-filled as a video game” with these goggles, which calculate altitude, speed, and location, then display real-time numbers inside the lens.
From $399
zealoptics.com
Source: Popular Mechanics

K2 Rockered Skis
K2’s first rockered skis—“snow skis bowed upward like water skis”—were great for powder skiing. This year’s updated technology means that all K2 rockers now “turn well on any type of snow.”
From $350, k2skis.com
Source: Men’s Journal

Imperial Boot and Prophecy Binding
These ergonomic, mesh-lined snowboarding boots feature a light, flexible base plate and dual-zone lacing system for improved agility.
$280 for boots, $300 for binding, burton.com
Source: Men’s Journal

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