Gear Geek Spring Break: Top Snow-Centric Picks

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Gear Geek Spring Break: Top Snow-Centric Picks

For the majority of the known universe, spring comes with the promise of the long days of summer and a final respite from the cold days of the last few months. This list is not for those people. But if you relish the idea of getting in some mid- to late-spring powder/corn turns, these picks will make that dream a reality—and bonus: most ski and snowboarding gear (like many on this list) goes on sale as the season winds down.

1. Helly Hansen Aurora Shell Jacket, $450; 2. Mammut Aenergy SO Pants, $189; 3. Icebreaker Oasis Base Layers, $90 and up; 4. Smith Variance Helmet, $180; 5. Smith I/O7, $199; 6. Gordini Endeavor Glove, $35; 7. Darn Tough Pinnacle Over-the-Calf Light, $23.

Top photo: TimOve/Flickr CC BY

Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).