Gear Up for Next Winter with These End-of-Season Items
Be ready when the snow flies again with these discounted items from our Winter Gear Guide
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Winter might be winding down—in most places, anyway—but end-of-winter gear sales are in full swing, which means it’s a good time to score a deal on something you’ve been eyeing from our 2023 Winter Gear Guide. From jackets and boots, to gloves and touring pants, we’ve rounded up the best sales on tester-approved gear to help you be ready for next winter.
Men’s Marmot Refuge Pro Jacket (
$425 now from $255; 40% off)
The Marmot Refuge Pro was among this year’s best men’s ski jackets because it’s a versatile option for both backcountry and resort skiing, especially if you’re prone to overheating. The stretchy fabric and tailored fit allow for comfortable movement, while the proprietary membrane breathes well and keeps you dry: it didn’t wet out on one tester’s soggy powder day. The hood fits snugly around a helmet, and the bright yellow and red color scheme we tested—although a little more prone to showing dirt—makes you stand out on the hill. Overall, it’s an excellent option for anyone looking for a high-performance shell for inbounds and out.
Women’s Helly Hansen Odin Lifa Pro Belay Jacket (
$450 now $290; 35% off)
The Odin Lifa Pro isn’t your average puffy jacket; Helly Hansen collaborated with Squamish Search and Rescue to create the ultimate warm and weather-protective belay parka. With the brand’s Lifaloft insulation, warm Primaloft Crosscore insulation, and heat-conductive Graphene lining, this jacket was built to withstand the harshest conditions. We tested it on ski tours in Alaska’s Chugach Range and ice climbing in the San Juan Mountains and the verdict was: if you’ll be standing around in the cold, this jacket will keep you dry and cozy.
Smith 4D MAG 5 Ski Goggles (
$320 now $192; 40% off)
A modified version of Smith’s popular 4D MAG goggles, the 4D MAG S was tailored to fit individuals with smaller, narrower heads, making them the best ski goggles for those who don’t want eyewear that dominates their entire face. Testers praised the goggles’ comfortable, unobtrusive fit and wide field of view. The goggles come with interchangeable bright- and low-light ChromaPop lenses for maximum versatility. A Gogglesoc lens protector (instead of a bulky bag) makes them easy to transport or store without risking any damage to the lens.
Hestra Fall Line Ski Gloves (
$165 now from $115; 30% off)
Thanks to their exceptional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, the Hestra Fall Line gloves have been a favorite among avid skiers and snowboarders, so it’s no surprise that this season’s update scored a spot in our best winter gloves guide. These durable foam-insulated gloves are made with premium-grade leather that is both supple and sturdy for maximum comfort and protection. The gloves also feature a waterproof and breathable membrane that kept one tester’s hands warm and dry on a splitboarding trip to Idaho when overnight temps dropped to negative five degrees Fahrenheit.
Jones Orion Snowboard Bindings 2023 (
$380 now $265; 30% off)
The versatile Jones Orion snowboard binding earned a spot among the best snowboard gear because it “caters to all-mountain cruisers and creative freeriders who crave a responsive, reliable ride with tweakable, mid-soft flex,” says lead snowboard gear tester Drew Zieff. Customization allows you to dial in your setup for a stiffer or softer ride feel, switching between freeride mode for straight-lining steeps, and surf mode for fun, flowy powder days.
Strafe Scarlett Bib (
$529 now $370; 30% off)
A longtime tester favorite, Strafe’s redesigned womens-only Scarlett Bib found its way back on this year’s list of the best ski touring pants. Now lighter and with improved waterproofing, ski testers in Colorado were particularly impressed with the bib’s cross-back suspenders, which provide more protection and coverage than any other women’s bib they tested. It also features a unique center-front zip that runs from chest to crotch, and a full-length left-side zip, so they’re easy to get on and off, especially for quick bathroom breaks (the side zips double as vents to dump heat fast while skinning). There’s also plenty of pockets to stash everything from sunnies to ski straps to multi-tools.
The Amundsen Sports Winter Mucks (
$400 now $280; 30% off)
The Amundsen Sports Winter Mucks landed among the best snow boots of 2023 because they’re “a functional fashion statement,” says long-time gear writer Stephanie Pearson. Designed in Oslo and handcrafted in Italy, they mix wool loden and suede leather with an insulated nylon gaiter and grippy Vibram soles. The best part? The removable inner liners double as house slippers.
Solo Stove Ranger 2.0 (
$299 now $199; 33% off)
Level up your apres ski tailgate gear and impress your new lift-line buddies with the Solo Stove Ranger 2.0, a “smokeless” firepit with an even flame that cooks food to perfection. This sleek and lightweight stainless steel number works just as well as a wood-fired stove, making it a versatile addition to your outdoor adventures year-round. Thanks to its super-heated air-conduction system that circulates air around your fire, the Ranger lights quickly and consistently with little mess or fuss. Plus, the double-walled construction keeps the stove bottom cool, allowing for easy transport and quick cleanup.
Merrell Moab Speed Thermo Mid WP (
$170 now $127; 25% off)
Named the best winter hiking boots for keeping you upright in slippery conditions, the Moab Speed Thermos boast impressive winter tire-like grip. Half of the six-millimeter lugs have micro-edges to bite into packed snow, while the other half are siped to open up and clamp down for better traction as you walk. And several additional lugs around the outer edges of the sole are reinforced with semi-rigid plastic studs for improved lateral stability. With 200 grams of Primaloft Gold Eco insulation, these lightweight and comfortable hikers provided ample warmth during winter testing in the Rockies.