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The Well-Dressed Skier

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$70 SALOMONSPORTS.COM
Like the Craft top (right), this tight has a special knit pattern on the inside that traps warm air near the skin for added insulation. A three-quarter-length cut means no bunched-up fabric at the top of your ski boot.

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$210 DESCENTE.NET
Cargo pockets, thigh vents, and a loose (but not baggy) cut: These insulated pants blend function and fit better than most.

Men’s Cold Weather

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$45 CRAFT-USA.COM
Flat seams and a hyperstretchy interlocking knit fabric make for a sleek fit. Air channels help trap warm air.

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$140 ICEBREAKER.COM
Much warmer than it looks thanks to the exceptional insulating properties of 100 percent New Zealand merino wool. Thumb loops keep the sleeves from creeping up.

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$330 BURTON.COM
The more seams a jacket has, the more places wet snow can seep in—which is why Burton uses very few. This water-resistant puffy’s 650-fill goose down insulation is held in place by welded, not sewn, baffles.

Men’s Cold Weather

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$75 ICEBREAKER.COM
These toasty, New Zealand merino-wool midweight bottoms won’t shrink, stink, or itch. Flat seams make for a chafe-free fit.

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$240 ORAGESKI.COM
Fashioned out of the same materials (synthetic insulation, waterproof-breathable fabric) asthe Scott jacket (right), except the seams are taped—which makes these pants fully waterproof.

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$89 IBEXWEAR.COM
Same sheep as Icebreaker (left), different brand. Its slim cut is just generous enough to fit over a thin base layer, like the Ibex Woolies Sleeveless top ($48; not shown).

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$225 ARCTERYX.COM
Looks like a hard-faced fleece but sheds snow like a shell thanks to a supercharged water-repellent coating. Breathable and nonbonding enough to wear as a midlayer or as a stand-alone spring jacket.

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$185 SCOTTUSA.COM
Warm and resortworthy thanksto synthetic insulation and awaterproof-breathable shellfabric. We really dig its westernstyling (those are faux leathershoulder patches, by the way)and zip-off sleeves.

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$38 PATAGONIA.COM
Patagonia’s durable and odor-resistant Capilene fabric holds up to years of abuse.

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$140 COLUMBIA.COM
These breathable and stretchy pants feature a flattering low-rise waist, a water-repellent exterior, and a moisture-wicking liner. Though not waterproof, they can fend off an afternoon of snow.

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$40 HOTCHILLYS.COM
The Jogbra-like design gives support where it’s needed, while feminine accents like a scooped, lacy neckline and a silky feel are nice touches.

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$129 THENORTHFACE.COM
Soft and fleecy on the inside, sleek and wind/water-resistant on the outside, the Bionic can go both ways: alone on warm days, or layered under a shell.

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$325 CLOUDVEIL.COM
All the ski-friendly features you want—three front pockets, pit zips, and a hood designed to fit over your helmet—in a lightweight (19-ounce), waterproof-breathable package. It can also double as your all-purpose shell.

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$95 CW-X.COM
Supportive Lycra bands keep muscles aligned and, according to CW-X, prevent energy-sapping vibrations while you’re skiing.

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$295 MOUNTAINHARDWEAR.COM
Like your current Gore-Tex pants, only softer and quieter. The Maneuvers are cut from Gore-Tex’s new waterproof-breathable soft-shell fabric—and feature burly edge guards and taped seams.

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$38 SHELTERLS.COM
Thumb loops and flat seams are nice, but honk, honk!—the migrating-goose graphicsare even better.

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$200 MARMOT.COM
Much warmer than your average soft shell. Low-profile Primaloft insulation keeps your core toasty, while soft-shell fabric down the sides cuts bulk and adds abrasion resistance.

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$399 GROUNDWEAR.COM
Fully taped seams. Detachable, helmet-friendly hood. This versatileshell can go from bomber to casual in seconds: Just remove the foam-rubber elbow and shoulder pads when the hucking’s done. The eVent fabric is waterproof and sobreathable, says Ground, that pit zips aren’t needed.

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