Everything you need to rock the party, no matter where it is
Everything you need to rock the party, no matter where it is (Inga Hendrickson)

The Best Tailgating Gear of 2017

Everything you need to rock the party, no matter where it is

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A good party makes the whole day better. 


Flylow Sinclair Insulated Flannel

This is our favorite mid­winter morning top, with just enough fill for brushing off the car and driving to the mountain. By March, you’ll be skiing corn in it, too.


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(Art 4 All)

Art 4 All Trucker Hat

Sure, you can rock the same mesh cap as everyone else. Or you can nab one from Jackson Hole artist Abby Paffrath, who paints 12 unique prints each winter and puts them on high-quality lids.


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Smith X Howler Founder Sunglasses

Two classic brands teamed up to make these stylish shades, with polarized lenses for pop and an orange highlight on the frames for zing.


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(KGB Spirits)

Taos Lightning Governor’s Reserve Rye Whiskey

New Mexico’s high desert makes for a unique spirit. Distilled from 95 percent rye and aged in charred American oak, it’s full-bodied and smooth.


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Ridgemont Monty Hi Boots

These kicks are light enough that they don’t wear like clunkers but are still burly and waterproof, thanks to the oiled-suede outer and high collar.


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(Topo Designs)

Topo Designs Work Pants

Built with 12-ounce duck canvas and double front panels, these are for putting chains on your car or pushing it out of a snowbank. They also shrug off beer, and the streamlined fit means you can wear them out to dinner, too.


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Dakine Party Bucket

You don’t need a $300 cooler for après beers. Just throw them in this insulated bucket and fill it with snow. It’s got eight coozies, a zip pocket, a wine holder, and—natch—a bottle opener.


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(Shred White & Blue Media)

The God of Skiing Novel

Peter Kray’s book gets awfully close to capturing the soul of the sport in 179 pages. Read it at the start of the season, then stash it in the car as a good-snow charm.


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Evrgrn Last Call Flask

Eight ounces is the perfect sharing size. We also like the no-leak lid and stainless-steel body, which resisted nicks for months. Fill it with the Taos Lightning and enjoy.


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( Greg Stump Productions)

The Blizzard of Aahhh’s Movie

When the parking-lot party burns out, go home to this 1988 film, starring legends Glen Plake and Scot Schmidt. It introduced the world to extreme skiing and birthed the ski-porn genre.


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From Winter 2017 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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