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Canada Goose's HyBridge Hoody keeps you toasty in all the right places. The jacket's unique gender-specific thermal mapping technology is designed to pinpoint one's coldest body parts. Premium 750-fill-power Hutterite white duck-down shields are strategically placed to maximize warmth while lightweight construction allows for the flexibility of a soft shell. $500; www.canada-goose.com

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Get a better grip on the backcountry with Arc'teryx's new Alpha SV glove. Tailored for maximum digital dexterity, the triple-layered construction includes an outer shell with functional finger construction, removable fleece liners and a snow-shedding laminated cuff. The waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex shell keeps you dry in the harshest conditions. $299.99; www.arcteryx.com

See it, record it

Outfitted with cutting-edge GPS technology and a high-tech lens that automatically adjusts to changing light and weather conditions, Transcend SPPX is the niftiest goggle on the slopes. Its head-mounted, dashboard-like display keeps track of your speed, latitude/longitude, altitude and distance travelled and comes with a run-counter, stop clock, and temperature gauge. A USB port allows for data transfer for skiers who want to download their performance history. $539; www.reconinstruments.com

Play it safe

Stay safe in treacherous terrain with the Arva 3 Axes Beacon. After an avalanche strikes, the triple-antennae transceiver can be used to sweep the area and estimate the location and number of people buried. Its easy-to-read LED directional indicators and speedy 16-bit microprocessor help expedite the search. $320; www.mec.ca

Sock it

Protect your feet from starting gate to finish line with a pair of PhD Ski Racer socks. SmartWool's signature 4-Degree Fit System ensures a comfortable slip-free fit and proper ventilation through targeted mesh zones. Extra cushioning on the shins and heels minimize the ill-effects of shocks and abrasions, especially on mogul runs. $20.95 (U.S.); www.smartwool.com

 

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