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Best Goggles of 2011

Goggles are one of the most important factors in a successful day on the hill—sun, snow, and wind become non-issues with the right pair of specs. Here's a list of our favorites.

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Editor's Picks: Best Gear

As editors of a ski magazine, a lot of gear trickles through our office—the good, the bad, and the ugly. We do our best to filter it down for you, and we review that stuff in the magazine. But what about the gear that we each use? Here are our new favorites, or the tried-and-true things we can't live without.

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Best Summer Gear

It's time to trade in skis for bikes, backpacks, and running shoes. Here is a collection of our favorite gear for summer—from board shorts to tents to the best car-camping kitchen setup ever.

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Best Backpacks

Whether you're schlepping gear for an all-day tour, or loading up on layers and snacks for an inbounds day, the right pack is important. Here are some of our favorites, from small sidecountry packs to huge haul bags.

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Best Baselayers: 2011

Your next-to-skin layer could be the most important for maintaining warmth and dryness. Here are some options.

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Best Baselayers

Fall is creeping in, and it’s starting to get cooler in the mountains. Here are our picks for the best baselayers for fall hiking, climbing, and biking. Plus, they’ll all carry over perfectly to ski season.

2011's Best Photos of the Year

Our photo editor sees hundreds and hundreds of stunning ski images flash daily across her screen. From that pile, she's tasked with selecting the best for use in the print magazine. Here are some of our favorites from 2011.

Merino with a touch of Lycra to give it stretch, the wicking, quick drying Sprint Crewe, from Icebreaker’s GT line is the perfect layer to wear on uphill-downhill missions, especially if you want everyone to be able to see your muscles.  $100; http://icebreaker.com

Best Baselayers

Baselayers are probably the most crucial, least interesting, part of your ski kit. To shorten your selection process, here are our faves.