The Gear Closet: Men’s Sidecountry

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The Gear Closet: Men’s Sidecountry

A. Julbo Hal

Buy Now — $100

The Julbo Hal is a 450-gram, low profile in-mold helmet with an active venting system to keep you cool and collected, with a built-in dial to hyper tune its fit.

B. Julbo Aerospace

Buy Now — $249

Julbo’s spherical Aerospace goggle utilizes a minimalist frame to provide the best field of view, a photochromic lens to adapt to changing light and its lens can actually be pulled slightly away from the frame to prevent fogging on the skin track and boot pack.

C. The North Face Brigandine Futurelight Jacket & Bib

Buy Now — J: $749 | B: $649

Utilizing The North Face’s groundbreaking Futurelight fabric, the Brigandine kit is lightweight, waterproof, breathable and dexterous, equating to a jacket and pant combo that’ll hold up to your most daring pursuits. 

D. Atomic Backland 107

Buy Now — $850

Weight: 1,550 g/ski @ 182 cm

Atomic’s Backland 107 features full vertical sidewalls, a strong, yet lightweight beech/poplar wood core, a full length carbon insert and a rocker-camber-rocker profile that yields a ski ideal for both inbounds and backcountry shredding.

E. Atomic Shift MNC 13

Buy Now — $725

Weight: 865 g/binding

The Shift MNC 13 is a do-it-all binding with pin-tech toe jaws for full-range touring that transform to yield a fully certified alpine toe piece for reliable downhilling. Rip the resort all day then hop out of bounds for a quick tour, the Shift allows for both with confidence. 

F. SCARPA Maestrale XT

Buy Now — $899

Weight: 1,490 g/boot @ 26.5

The Maestrale XT is SCARPA’s most powerful boot to-date, taking the beloved Maestrale RS’s Grilamid construction and utilizing a supportive two-buckle cuff with built-in Booster Strap.

G. POW Gloves Stealth GTX

Buy Now — $120

This GORE-TEX digit protector features goatskin leather and PrimaLoft gold insulation for a glove that’s durable, warm and flexible, built to handle everything inbounds and out. 

H. Backcountry Access Scepter Carbon Aluminum Poles

Buy Now — $119.95

A lightweight adjustable pole with a built-in scraper on the grip to keep your skis and skins snow-free on slogs outside the resort boundary. 

I. Backcountry Access Float 17 Speed

Buy Now — $499.95

BCA’s 17-liter avalanche airbag pack—the lightest in its lineup—is streamlined and lightweight, with only enough room for the absolute essentials, making it a great option for quick rips out of the resort gates.

For a selection of FREESKIER-approved backcountry safety essentials, click here.