Hit the Slopes with the Best Ski Gear Around

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For all of you snow bros out there, ski and snowboard season is in full swing. Whether you live near the slopes or have to travel to get that powdery thrill, those of you who love the sport will go the extra mile to take full advantage of the season. When you reach the top of the mountain, it’s important to have the appropriate equipment to work as hard you do. And because we at The Manual want to make sure you look your best, we found the best gear to not only up your performance but make you look damn good too.

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Flylow Compound Pant
A recent recipient of the Polartec Apex Award, Flylow’s lightweight Compound Pants come equipped with full waterproof side zippers and internal knee reinforcements for comfort and ventilation. Plus they are made with Neoshell, the most breathable and waterproof temperature-regulating three-layer fabric on the market. $475, Flylow

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Dale of Norway Geilo Masculine Sweater
Designed to take you seamlessly from the slopes to the lodge, this raglan sleeve sweater is made with premium, super soft merino wool. We love the snowflake design on the sleeves because it’s festive without being too kitschy. $199, Dale of Norway

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High Sierra Deluxe Trapezoid Boot Bag
If you’re looking for a rugged bag that will protect your gear while hauling it up the hill or through the airport, High Sierra’s Deluxe Trapezoid Boot Bag is durable enough to get the job done. An internal mesh holder will keep your helmet secure and the tricot-lined accessory pocket prevents goggle scratches. Two zippered side compartments with drainage grommets are made to hold even the soggiest boots. $57.10, High Sierra

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Ortovox Freerider 26 ABS Pack
Talk about high performance for the adventurous skier. If you’re headed to the backcountry where avalanches are a threat, this ABS Pack is a must for self-rescue in case of an emergency. Inflated airbags reduce the chances of burial during an avalanche, so this pack features two 85-liter balloons filled by a nitrogen tank within the pack when the trigger is pulled by the wearer. Not to mention the roomy interior will hold all your essentials. $319, Ortovox

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Westcomb Nomad Jacket
Stylish enough to wear around town, this jacket has the technical makeup to handle your greatest cold weather adventures. Lightweight and tailored to fit like a glove, the velvet-like interior of the windproof Pertex Equilibrium fabric wicks sweat away from the body to keep you dry and cool all day long. $150, Westcomb

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