Black Diamond
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Black Diamond Evac 7 Shovel (pictured above)


Everything we look for in a shovel: light, compact, extendable handle and built tough for durability. Bonus, it easily converts into a hoe for moving serious amounts of snow quickly.

Moving Comfort
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Moving Comfort Switch It Up Capri


These lightweight workout capris can have a fun camo-style print or flip them inside out for a more sedate look. Either way, the wide waist holds them just right, flat seams don’t chafe and a pull-cord on the cuff hikes them up higher.

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Marmot Cataclysm Undercuff Glove


Work hard for a few minutes and most insulated gloves induce palm sweats — soon followed by cold digits — but the Polartec Alpha insulation in these streamlined paws breathes, keeping sweat to a minimum.

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Gregory Verte 15


There’s not much to this compact pack and that’s what we like about it. It weighs nothing and packs tiny, but unfurls to haul a light day-trip’s worth of gear with aplomb, perfect for a base-camp summit sack or lunch bag.