2022 Snow Kit Guide

Find the Perfect Ski, Ride, and Snow Gear for Your Winter on the Mountain

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Most Resort-Friendly Warmth

Snowcrew Kit

Most Breathable Comfort 

Skytour AscentShell Kit

Most Stretchy Protection

Hemispheres II GORE-TEX Kit

Most Versatile

Carbide Kit

Most Durable

Kulshan Storm Kit

>> Resort-Friendly Warmth

The Snowcrew Collection

First-in-class waterproof performance meets recycled VerticalX™ ECO insulation for a best-selling blend of warmth and comfort. Choose the Snowcrew Collection for skiing, snowboarding, and exploring the depths of winter.

Best For: Inbounds snowboarding and skiing, lapping the lifts until the last run.   

Technologies: 85% recycled VerticalX™ ECO insulation for powerful warmth on powder days. Breathable waterproof Ventia™ 2-layer shell keeps you dry and comfortable.

Hidden Features: Resort-dialed details and fit like internal gaiters with power strap slot, waist adjustment tabs, and interior chest pocket with media port to keep your tunes going all day long. Mechanical stretch enhances natural motion for freedom of movement. 

What else? Snowcrew has expanded for 2022-23 with a Bib for men and women, Tall and Plus sizes in the men’s pant and women’s bib, and the women’s Snowcrew Reveler Jacket™, a fashion-forward and versatile ski piece with a shorter length for a great look on the hill and off.

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>> Breathable Comfort

The Skytour AscentShell Collection

This is the lightest, most breathable waterproof ski and snowboard kit for human-powered adventure. Try on award-winning electrospun AscentShell™ technology with 3L stretch membrane for the best balance of protection and comfort. 

Best For: Light and fast adventures in the backcountry. 

Technologies: AscentShell™ 3-layer breathable waterproof comfort.

Hidden Features: Function-first design details for splitboarding and ski touring like an avalanche beacon clip, zippered outer thigh vents, swing hatch for answering nature’s call, and multiple hood adjustments to fit varying helmet sizes. 

What else? Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Gold Award winner! Hailed as "A Shell for the Ages," the Skytour AscentShell Kit received top marks from expert gear reviewers for the breathable waterproof comfort of AscentShell technology.

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>> Stretchy Protection

Introducing the Hemispheres II GORE-TEX® Kit

New Evolution of POWDER Magazine's Apparel of the Year Award Winner

Award-winning ski and snowboard kit elevated with new athlete input and an even more innovative design. Choose the Hemispheres II for durable waterproof GORE-TEX protection, stretchy freedom of movement, and exceptional all-day comfort. 

Best For: Backcountry skiing and splitboarding.  

Technologies: Fully seam-taped 3L GORE-TEX C-Knit Technology fabric has a soft, quiet feel next to your skin. Innovative stretch panels of 2L GORE-TEX Fabric with Stretch technology are strategically placed where you move the most.  

Hidden Features: Backcountry-ready details like harness-compatible pocket placements, waterproof zippers, and hem-to-pit TorsoFlo™ venting. 

What else? Built in collaboration with the Outdoor Research Ambassador team who refined the fit, design, and their need-to-have feature set.

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>> Most Versatile

The Carbide Collection

Versatile, stretchy, streamlined protection for the backcountry and beyond – this best-selling collection strikes the perfect balance between protection from the elements and expert temperature regulation.

Best For: Versatility. This kit is light and breathable for warmer alpine tours, and layers easily for colder days inbounds.

Technologies: Pertex® Shield 3-layer waterproof protection.

Hidden Features: Dual backcountry and resort features, like a forearm ski pass pocket, powder skirt, ventilating pit zips on the jacket and dual side zips on the bibs.

What else? Winner of SKI Magazine’s Gear of the Year Award.

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>> Most Durable

The Kulshan Storm Collection

Built for maximum protection, this durably waterproof kit provides unbeatable coverage, even against their namesake’s notoriously wet and stormy weather.

Best For: Snowy and icy conditions where staying warm and dry is critical.

Technologies: GORE-TEX 2-layer waterproof protection, Bibs featuring a VerticalX™ ECO insulated seat.

Hidden Features: Powder skirt, forearm ski pass pocket, and an insulated chest pocket that preserves phone battery life, this kit is built for long, demanding days on the slopes.

What else? Crafted in partnership with the Outdoor Research Ambassador team, the Kulshan Storm kit balances the very best in technical skiing and riding features with durable waterproof protection. 

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Complete Your Kit

Top off your new winter kit with the best layers, gloves, beanies, balaclavas, and gear to get out there and stay out there longer. 


Outdoor Research ambassadors Micah Evangelista and Sophia Rouches head to the hallowed terrain of Alta, UT, Mt. Baker, WA, and BC, Canada in pursuit of untouched pillow lines, heart-thumping road gaps, and miles of gorgeous skin track.

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