2018 BACKCOUNTRY EDITORS’ CHOICE GEAR

Between our Powder Mountain Gear Test Week and Crested Butte Board Test, we left no standout hardgood untested. The best of it’s reviewed in vivid, credible and reliable detail in our Gear Guide, on newsstands September 26. But to satiate your gear thirst ’til then, we’re announcing our 2018 Editors’ Choice Awards right here.

This year, for the first time ever, we’ve doubled down on the Gear Guide, not just reviewing 145 skis, splitboards, boots and bindings, but nearly 100 jackets, layers, beacons, airbags and more. When it comes to buying softgoods, there’s a lot to wade through. But we’ve done the work, choosing the best, lightest and warmest in each category.

Check out all of our Editors’ Choice Awards right here—and to see the full reviews of these products and nearly 200 more, subscribe now to get your copy of the 2018 Gear Guide.

SKIS

2018 Backcountry Editors' Choice Freeride Skis
2018 Backcountry Editors' Choice All Mountain Skis
2018 Backcountry Editors' Choice Powder Touring Skis
2018 Backcountry Editors' Choice Touring Skis

BOOTS & AT BINDINGS

2018 Backcountry Editors' Choice Ski Boots
2018 Backcountry Editors' Choice AT Bindings

SPLITBOARDS

2018 Backcountry Editors' Choice Splitboards

APPAREL & ACCESSORIES

2018 Backcountry Editors' Choice Apparel + Accessories

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