Essential Gear For Her

Gear For Her

Deuter Freerider 22SL Pack
Stuff it and this versatile pack stays slim. Contoured shoulder straps and a thin waist strap keep it anchored. Cushy padding protects your back and lets air circulate. And the ski-attachment system and interior probe and shovel pockets let you carry your gear.

Smith Amelia Sunglasses
The Amelia builds on the classic aviator with added touches like polarized carbonic lenses and two-tone arms. The full-size lenses offer maximum sun and wind protection.

Giro Crepes Suzette Après Boot
Helmet maker Giro waltzes onto the footwear scene this season with its new earth-tone kicks. The moccasin-styled Crepes Suzette boot has a cream-colored canvas upper and a sole-to-ankle side lace. A zipper down the heel lets you in and out.

Spy Bias Goggle
A sleek and spherical lens, a reduced frame size, and triple-layer foam combine to fit like a pair of designer jeans. The gold accents and bold but tasteful pink-and-black motif give it that crazy-aunt flair.

Manzella Inferno Component Glove
You can wear the microfleece liners alone on spring days, add the fleece-lined mitts on arctic days, or slip on just the shells for the in-betweens. Reinforced leather palms reduce pole-grip wear, and a soft leather nose wipe keeps you looking ladylike.

Pistil Sprout Hat
Italian hat maker Pistil uses a 50-year-old knitting machine and boiled Schoeller wool—lana cotta in the romance language--—to give the fleece-lined Sprout its timeless, weathered look.

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Bridgedale Women's Heel Fit Socks
A woman's narrow heel often slides out of the boot's pocket, causing blisters and hindering performance. A custom boot fit is the cure, but failing that, the extra padding in these lightweight socks ensures a snug fit.

Sanyo Xacti E1 camcorder
Take six-megapixel still shots and high-quality video with this tiny waterproof camera. It can be operated with one gloved hand, and the 2.5-inch viewfinder is the largest Sanyo's ever made. The digital media files transfer seamlessly to the computer for your YouTube debut.

Scott Velvet Ski Pole
Jet-black, sleek, and silky smooth, this is indeed a velvet-wrapped pole. The matching velvet Alibi goggle ties the look together—and gives us hope that the velvet-wrapping fad will continue.

Obermeyer Illusion Pants
A slim fit at the waist and a reverse taper make them baggy, relaxed, and flattering. They have more pockets than you have things to put in them, plus sealed seams, powder cuffs, and leg vents. And they're also available in corduroy.

Salomon Divine Origins Helmet
The two-tone design uses hard plastic in the upper shell and embossed leather for the lower part. Engage the ventilation with the flip of a switch on the top, and close it up when you start to cool down.

Orage Brazilia Jacket
It only looks like tweed. The shell is made from waterproof material, has a detacchable hood, a fleece-lined collar, and neoprene wrist cuffs. The muted gray colors, leather-accented zippers, and funky print lining offer a blend of refinement and spunk.