There are those who love nature and those who hate it, but I would bet that a good part of the latter group has just not found the right equipment. This is especially true for mountain sports. A good base layer or weatherproof outerwear while skiing or snowboarding can protect you from the elements, so you can enjoy all the activities: high performance fabrics keep you warm, but not sweaty. Zips and buttons quickly protect you from the cold. and strategic pockets keep everything you need in a convenient place.
To find out what equipment is really worth your while, we've hired a handful of our biggest outdoor enthusiasts to test the latest harvest of ski and snowboard equipment. The result: These 1