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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I’ve only skied the Mastrale a hand full of times at demo days but in my opinion, it offers the best lightweight-to-downhill-performance ratio of any touring boot on the market. It’s an everyday boot for someone that prefers skin tracks over lift lines and wants to do more than swish turns in tennis shoe touring boots. Kevin Luby, assistant editor $599; scarpa.com  

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One of the perks of our jobs as editors is that a lot of shiny new gear comes through our office. It runs the gamut from baselayers that we barely ever take off to who-the-hell-came-up-with-that junk like spangled fur mittens. This is the gear that’s getting us really psyched this season. The stuff we personally use, because we think it’s the best.

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