The top 15 men’s outerwear kits of 2017

The top 15 men’s outerwear kits of 2017

No matter how nice your skis, boots and other hardgoods may be, a proper setup just isn’t complete without the right outerwear. Here, we’ve provided our top 16 men’s kits of 2017, built for a variety of skier types—from resort shredders to backcountry trudgers. They’ll keep you dry, they’ll keep you warm and, most importantly, they’ll keep you stylish out there.

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The North Face Men’s Fuseform Brigandine 3L Jacket / Fuseform Brigandine 3L Pant


Jacket: “Three-layer construction offers optimal waterproofing and breathability while built-in stretch and the “ergo fit” design leaves a bit of room in the body and sleeves…” Click for full review.

Pant: “The revamped Fuseform Brigandine 3L is 17 percent lighter, with reinforced cuffs and cuff-zip gussets that work together to safeguard the pant…” Click for full review.

Armada Balfour Gore-Tex Pro 3L Jacket / Basin Gore-Tex Pro 3L Pant


Jacket: “The three-layer, 100-percent seam sealed Gore-Tex Pro garment laughs in the face of snow, sleet, wind, rain or any other freezing onslaught…” Click for full review.

Pant: “Four-way stretch in the bib allows for ease of movement on the skin track, bootpack or descent while reinforced cuffs up the life expectancy…” Click for full review.

Under Armour Chugach GTX Jacket / Chugach GTX Pant


Jacket: “Featuring Gore-Tex three-layer construction for ultimate breathability and moisture protection, this jacket is meant to handle the toughest weather conditions on Earth….” Click for full review.

Pant: “Fully seam taped, the bib can be cinched tight to block heat from escaping when bone-cutting cold persists…” Click for full review.

Flylow Albert Jacket / Baker Bibs


Jacket: “Stuffed with 60 grams of Primaloft Eco insulation, the outer layer is constructed with tear-resistant ripstop fabric…” Click for full review.

Pant: “The Baker, with a 20K/20K rating, features six total pockets for incredible storage, a beacon attachment system in the chest pouch as well as inner- and outer-thigh vents…” Click for full review.

Mammut Aliver Tour HS Hooded Jacket / Aliver Tour HS Pant


Jacket: “Jacket pockets are large enough to supply climbing skin storage during backcountry hot laps and a three-panel, adjustable hood allows you to defend the moneymaker when wind and precipitation pervade…” Click for full review.

Pant: “Preformed knees work with the stretch material for even more mobility button, while a button on the pant’s leg allows you to adjust the width of the cuff for improved crampon compatibility when ascending near-vertical terrain…” Click for full review.

Strafe Cham 2 Jacket / Cham 2 Pant


Jacket: “This jacket is constructed of incredibly light, stretchy and breathable Polartec Neoshell, ensuring freedom of movement and allowing heat to escape for a speedy, comfortable ascent…” Click for full review.

Pant: “For these pants, Strafe implemented extra tall cuff guards to protect the garment from crampons or other sharp objects you may encounter on your off-the-grid adventures…” Click for full review.

Spyder Eiger Jacket / Nordwand Bib


Jacket: “This jacket was built with ultra-lightweight, 20K/20K-rated Pertex Shield Plus fabric, features a DWR finish, is fully seam taped and boasts waterproof zips…” Click for full review.

Pant: “This bib boasts the technical features of the Eiger Jacket as well as a thigh ventilation system which will come in handy on those longer-than-expected approaches…” Click for full review.

Oakley Hourglass 3L Gore Jacket / Hourglass 3L Gore Pant


Jacket: “The Hourglass jacket is built with three-layer Gore-Tex for outstanding breathability and waterproofing while fully taped seams provide added moisture protection…” Click for full review.

Pant: “Reinforced cuffs in the pant‘s ankles defend against wear and tear and cross-venting on the back of the thigh relieves you from overheating…” Click for full review.

Outdoor Research Skyward Jacket / Skyward Pant


Jacket: “OR utilizes its proprietary AscentShell technology featuring electrospun fibers in the membrane of the shell to provide supreme air permeability in a fully waterproof build…” Click for full review.

Pant: “To help regulate temperature even further, the pant has outer-thigh vents for relief from overheating…” Click for full review.

Planks Good Times Jacket / Good Times Cargo Pant


Jacket: “This get-up utilizes fully taped seams that keep moisture penetration on the down-low and morale high, while a 15K/15K rating is suitable for the majority of your resort days…” Click for full review.

Pant: “The adjustable leg zip opens to three different widths for venting and an elastic gaiter helps achieve the perfect fit around your boot…” Click for full review.

Picture Organic Clothing Panel Jacket / Panel Pant


Jacket: “This jacket has a special, fast-drying polyurethane liner that helps dispel moisture buildup when temperatures rise and you start sweating…” Click for full review.

Pant: “The pant boasts 10K/10K waterproof and breathability ratings as well as insulation for bundling up on the coldest days…” Click for full review.

SAGA Anomie 2L Jacket / Anomie 2L Pant

Jacket: “The Anomie 2L jacket was redesigned this year: It’s now offered in the form of a pullover, yet, it still takes cues from Anomie offerings of the past with strategically placed, oversized pockets and a baggy fit…” Click for full review.

Pant: “The Fatigue Pant is built with reinforced cuffs to prolong the garment’s life and oxford-style fabric for a boost in style points…” Click for full review.

Boulder Gear Incline Tech Jacket / Cargo Pant


Jacket: “The Incline Tech jacket combines a 15K/15K waterproof/breathability rating with 80 grams of insulation in the body, sleeves and hood for shelter from subpar weather and a boost in warmth…” Click for full review.

Pant: “The Boulder Gear Cargo Pant’s strongest quality is its stylish, baggy build, for minimal restriction of movement…” Click for full review.

Dakine Control Jacket / Control II Pant


Jacket: “Four large torso pockets provide room for any must-have items on the hill and the inner mesh pocket with a lens wipe leaves a safe spot for you to stash your goggles when après hour hits…” Click for full review.

Pant: “The Control II Pant has soft and smooth brushed tricot in the seat, knees and waistband for elevated comfort while articulated knees help boost ease of mobility…” Click for full review.

Faction Franklin Jacket / Marconi Pant


Jacket: “100-percent seam sealed, this kit features a jacket-to-pant attachment system, waterproofing to keep moisture out and 40 grams of Thinsulate insulation to keep warmth in…” Click for full review.

Pant: “Built-in mechanical stretch promotes ease of movement, essential for tweaking that grab just right. When it’s time for spring shredding, mesh-lined inner-thigh vents help cool you down when turning the “send dial” up…” Click for full review.

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