Outside Magazine Posts 2019 Winter Gear Buying Guide

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If you’re in need of new gear to keep you warm, dry, and moving during the cold months of winter, then you’ll definitely want to head on over to Outside Online, the website for Outside magazine A few days back the publication posted its 2019 Winter Gear Buyers Guide, and as usual it offers a cornucopia of new products to sift through as we inch closer to that season here in North America.

This time out, the team at Outside sifted through hundreds of pieces of outdoor gear to narrow down their buyers guide to a mere 331 items. They’ve conveniently broken down those products into a few broad categories to make it easier for the rest of us to pour over. For instance, readers will find a Ski & Snowboard section that is further subdivided not only into the actual skies and snowboards themselves, but also boots, bindings, poles, helmets, goggles, and more. Similarly, there is a Layers section that contains jackets, base and mid-layers, ski pants, and even a category for “adventure blankets.”

Next up, we have the Essentials category, which is a broad one that covers things like backpacks, winter travel gear, cameras and drones, camping equipment, hats, gloves, safety gear, and a bunch of other items that don’t necessarily fit into the regular headings. As you would guess, the Fitness heading offers running shoes and gear, fat bikes for riding on snow, hiking equipment, snowshoes, watches, workout clothing, and cycling equipment. Finally, the Après category provides insights into the best sunglasses, clothing, grooming products shoes, and other items you’ll need while hanging out at the lodge.

As usual, this guide is deep, well designed, and fun to read. There are so many things to go through here that you can easily lose a few hours chasing your gear fix down the rabbit hole. As such, you’ll definitely want to set aside some time to check out everything that made the cut, as there are too many interesting and promising items to even begin to list them all here. Gear nerds are going to love it however, so head on over and start shopping here.

Kraig Becker