Outerwear is a vital part of our identity as skiers. Mixing, matching and making something uniquely you is important. These are the top 8 men’s outerwear kits of 2012/13; these are our Editor’s Picks. See one you like? Click through to see our reviews, complete with technical details and points of interest. These kits tackle the dual tasks of looking good and working well, too. Truth is, you can’t be cool when you’re cold.
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*Editor’s Picks are based on the selections made for the 2013 Buyer’s Guide. Products are listed in alphabetical order.
MSRP: Jacket: $525 — Pant: $525
“This Arc’teryx outfit is distilled down to the essential elements surrounding new Gore-Tex N80p-X material.”
MSRP: Jacket: $319 — Pant: $319
“Dakine, longtime purveyor of gloves and packs, is getting its feet wet in the outerwear business.”
MSRP: Jacket: $300 — Pant: $300
“Nike’s second generation of outerwear comes out of the gates with the Bellevue SE jacket and Highcrest Gore pant.”
MSRP: Jacket: $550 — Pant: $480
“Seth Morrison demands his outerwear perform at the highest levels, so Oakley answered with the Unification Pro outfit.”
MSRP: Jacket: $320 — Pant: $160
“The B-Dog and Belmont combo is stylish and tough.”
MSRP: Jacket: $400 — Pant: $325
“Nothing is overdone or overlooked, which perfectly balances low weight with superb functionality.”
MSRP: Jacket: $350 — Pant: $300
“These durable three-layer pieces boast a 20K/25K rating with a four-way stretch that allows you to move freely.”
MSRP: Jacket: $499 — Pant: $370
“The fully seam-sealed Gore-Tex Pro Shell keeps you dry, while the inner thigh vents down below keep you cool.”