(Charles Dustin Sammann)

The Best Winter Camping Gear of 2018


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Survive a night (or two or three) in the snow.

(Courtesy Mammut)

Mammut Trion Light 38 Pack ($160) 

Mammut’s Trion lets you jam in gear for days in the backcountry but is optimized for fast-and-light summit bids. Removable hip pads and top pouch slim things down when ounces count.

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(Courtesy MSR)

MSR Remote 2 Tent ($800)

The Remote 2’s spacious, 33-square-foot interior and cavernous vestibule made waiting out a storm almost pleasant. The burly composite poles held steady in 30-mile-per-hour winds.

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(Courtesy Leatherman)

Leatherman Rebar Multitool ($60)

With styling reminiscent of Leatherman’s original multi, the Rebar has the tools you need, including saw and can opener, in a slim package.

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(Courtesy Eddie Bauer)

Eddie Bauer BC Duraweave Alpine Pants ($499)

These pants’ Duraweave-reinforced fabric is the most durable shell we’ve ever tested. Also nice: the single thigh pocket, as simple is always best for fast-and-light alpine missions.

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(Courtesy POC)

POC DID Glacier Jeremy Jones Edition Sunglasses ($250)

Classic styling and super-comfortable leather side shields make Jeremy Jones’s signature shades easy on the eyes. Zeiss lenses lent clarity on a bluebird traverse in the Cascades.

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(Courtesy Jetboil)

Jetboil MightyMo Stove ($50)

The MightyMo features an astounding 10,000-BTU burner, and precise controls get it down to a simmer better than any stove we tested.

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(Courtesy Therm-a-Rest)

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season SV Pad ($160)

This pad ditches insulation for reflective layers that trap heat without adding extra weight. The Speed Valve opening allows for inflation up to three times faster than with traditional nozzles.

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(Courtesy Black Diamond)

Black Diamond Women’s Stance Belay Parka ($229)

Sure, down is nice, but when you’re really stuck out in the elements, you can’t beat the Stance’s PrimaLoft Silver synthetic insulation for durability and protection.

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(Courtesy Klymit)

Klymit KSB 0° Down Sleeping Bag ($250) 

At 3.7 pounds, the 0° Down is heavier than other bags, but flexible baffles add comfort, while three toggles let smaller users shorten the length, reducing heat-sapping dead space.

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(Courtesy Petzl)

Petzl Gully Ax ($150)

Weighing just shy of ten ounces, the Gully is built with a technical pick and a curved shaft for bomber placements in blue ice. An adjustable handrest makes it a versatile tool.

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From Winter 2018 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Charles Dustin Sammann

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