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Jones 30L R.A.S. Pack ($299)
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The perfect sized pack for a day trip in the backcountry with optional airbag compatibility (Snowpulse R.A.S. unit and canister $640) and technical straps and sleeves to fit all the essential alpine gear.

Patagonia Ultralight Down Jacket ($300)
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Weight savings and warmth in one. This jacket stuffs 800-fill goose down into a featherweight and water-resistant nylon ripstop shell, creating a packable layer of heat for cold parking lots to colder summits.

Burton AK Guide Glove ($115)
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Gore-Tex waterproofing and breathability molded into a movement-enhancing anatomical fit by Gore’s X-Trafit tech, all backed by leather longevity and the perfect amount of insulation.

Smith Vice Goggle ($140)
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Vision is arguably the most important sense out in the wild. Keep yours fog-free, clear and crispy by packing an extra goggle with multiple lens tints.

Burton Rudi Beanie ($45)
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Rag-dolling sucks. What sucks even more is stuffing your head back in that cold, snow-filled beanie. Backcountry rule of thumb: bring two.

HydroFlask 24 oz. Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle ($28)
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Bladders and single-wall bottles are great, but they often succumb to freezing. This double-wall insulated one keeps coffee or your soup du jour warm for 12 hours and your cosmos from freezing.