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Puffy jackets have come a long way since being mocked ruthlessly by Ralphie’s little brother in “A Christmas Story.” Now, they’re engineered to be warmer, lighter and more stylish than ever before. We found eight that stood out from the crowd.

Ski Test 2015 at Snowbird Ski Resort

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See what it takes to find next year’s best skis for the Gear Guide issue through the Insta-lens. Hint: laps at Snowbird, hot tub debriefs, and a little Fireball.