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Cold? Hot? Wet? With the advent of new softshell and hardshell fabrics—as well as high-tech insulation—backcountry skiers are able to regulate their body temperature and stay comfortable longer, in harsher conditions, than ever before. From backcountry specific hardshell jackets and softshell pants, to mid and heavy down jackets. We’ve come a long way since the days of the Shackleton crew wrapping themselves in slimy seal skins. Take a look at our Clothing reviews to get an idea of what you may or may not need on your next adventure. Backcountry jackets, pants, gloves, etc…it’s all in here. Your input is key so tell us what you think in the Forums.

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