Hit the Slopes in Style This Year
Outside magazine selects the best gear of the season
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Dec 23, 2007 8:36 AM CST
The Head Monster 88 model is voted best skis of the year by Outside Online.   (head.com)
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(Newser) – If you hear "snow" and think "skiing" or "snowboarding," then this gear is for you. Outside magazine picks the hippest and best-performing pieces of the current season:

  1. Alpine Skis: Head Monster 88, $950
  2. Soft Shells: Arc'teryx Hercules Hoody, $325
  3. Snowboards: Palmer Honeycomb 164, $749

  1. Storm Shells: Cloudveil Koven Plus, $440
  2. Backcountry Skis: Black Diamond Verdict, $599
  3. Snowshoes: Atlas 12 Series, $260
  4. Packs: The North Face Patrol 35, $139
  5. Trail Runners: Salomon SpeedCross 2, $110