We get a lot of gear to test around here—a serious perk to the job. And we wear it all, so much so that we often joke about being lab rats, swapping out skis, boots, poles, goggles, helmets, and jackets to try out the latest innovation. But there are a few things that we can never leave home without.

This is a list of our favorite things that we skied with all season long. Some things are old, some are new. Some came out several seasons ago, some won’t be in stores until this fall. But everything is tried and true.—Julie Brown