[Gallery] Next year’s ski outerwear, as seen at FREESKIER’s Apparel Test at Retallack

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[Gallery] Next year’s ski outerwear, as seen at FREESKIER’s Apparel Test at Retallack

Last week, a group of 30 FREESKIER staffers, apparel testers and brand representatives congregated at British Columbia’s legendary Retallack Lodge with a singular goal: to put next year’s best ski outerwear to the test over four days of cat-skiing in the Selkirk Range. These threads will be hitting internet marketplaces and shop walls this fall, and the best will be featured in FREESKIER’s annual Buyer’s Guide, hitting newsstands in September. This year’s Apparel Test saw 40-plus pieces of next year’s jackets, ski pants, midlayers and baselayers, along with a full run of Auclair Gloves, as well as weather ranging from warm, bluebird days to wet, soggy storm skiing. Scroll down for a quick preview of next year’s ski outerwear, and subscribe now to see which will rise above the rest and make it into the Buyer’s Guide.

Featured image: Bruno Long

The Oakley Spellbound 2.0 Shell 3L Gore-Tex Jacket and Pant. Photo: Bruno Long
The Backcountry Stretch 3L Jacket. Photo: Zoya Lynch
The Columbia Powder Keg III Jacket. Photo: Zoya Lynch
The Forward Manifest 3L Jacket and Pants. Photo: Zoya Lynch
The North Face Women's Purist Jacket. Photo: Zoya Lynch
The Dakine Gearhart 3L Jacket. Photo: Bruno Long
The Strafe Meadow Jacket.
Spyder's The All Out Anorak and The Terrain Bib. Photo: Zoya Lynch
The Picture Organic Clothing Naikoon Jacket. Photo: Bruno Long
The Mammut Haldigrad Jacket and Bibs. Photo: Zoya Lynch
The Kari Traa Rose H/Z baselayers. Photo: Zoya Lynch
Flylow's Domino Jacket.
The Eddie Bauer Men's BC Freshlines Jacket and Bib. Photo: Bruno Long
The Elevenate Backside Jacket and Pant. Photo: Zoya Lynch
The 686 GLCR Stretch GORE Hydrastash Synch Jacket. Photo: Zoya Lynch
Auclair Gloves hooked up our testers with next year's top hand jackets, too. Photo: Bruno Long

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