Hit the Slopes in Style This Year

Outside magazine selects the best gear of the season
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2007 8:36 AM CST
Hit the Slopes in Style This Year
The Head Monster 88 model is voted best skis of the year by Outside Online.   (head.com)

If you hear "snow" and think "skiing" or "snowboarding," then this gear is for you. Outside magazine picks the hippest and best-performing pieces of the current season:

  1. Alpine Skis: Head Monster 88, $950
  2. Soft Shells: Arc'teryx Hercules Hoody, $325
  3. Snowboards: Palmer Honeycomb 164, $749

  1. Storm Shells: Cloudveil Koven Plus, $440
  2. Backcountry Skis: Black Diamond Verdict, $599
  3. Snowshoes: Atlas 12 Series, $260
  4. Packs: The North Face Patrol 35, $139
  5. Trail Runners: Salomon SpeedCross 2, $110
(More skiing stories.)

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