The 2018 Do-Everything Ski Kit for Men
The gear you need to shred all winter long
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Leki Aergonlite 2 V Poles ($130)
Catch your basket on a branch and the releasable strap will pop free before your shoulder does.
Marker 3D+MAP Goggles and Ampire MAP Helmet ($225 and $159)
Marker’s MAP technology stands for “multi-impact adaptive polymer” and provides extra cushion. Pair the oversize 3D+ goggles with the Ampire helmet for a seamless fit.
Outdoor Research Uberlayer Hoodie ($315)
Everybody makes an insulated hoodie; Outdoor Research does it better. Credit the Polartec Alpha insulation, which breathes so well that you sweat less and avoid ending up clammy and cold.
Dalbello Lupo Factory Boots ($1,100)
Should you opt to forgo the lift line, the Lupo’s upper cuff unlocks to provide 67-degree range of motion. Buckled, it has racelike 130 stiffness.
Osprey Kamber ABS Compatible 22+10 Pack ($210)
Skiing in-bounds but need a pack to haul water, layers, food, and skis up to those uncrowded slopes? Look no further.
Strafe Nomad Bibs and Jacket ($425 and $525)
The Nomad jacket—with eVent fabric and pit vents—and convertible bib-pants will have you ripping while everyone else is holed up in the lodge.
Hestra Army Leather Patrol Gloves ($130)
Comfy goatskin palms and water-resistant stretchy backs. Need we say more?
Nordica Enforcer Pro Skis ($750)
At 115 millimeters underfoot, the 191-centimeter Enforcer Pro is a true athlete’s ski. For the heavier set, it’s much more playful than it looks. And for everyone else there’s the Enforcer 110, which comes in a range of sizes and rips pow, too.
Marker Kingpin 13 Bindings ($649)
Offering superior downhill performance without a major weight penalty, this setup is for those spending as much time in-bounds as out.