The POWDER staff is attending SIA in Denver this week—the snow sports industry’s biggest trade show, where we are getting a first look at the best gear for skiers. For more reviews and first looks at new gear, go here.

What does your perfect ski kit look like? The North Face asked its athletes that same question, and then started from the ground up creating a totally new, streamlined, and well thought-out Steep Series (eight pieces ranging from jacket and bibs to baselayers). At the top of the wish list for athletes: fit. Instead of designing a pattern around a body standing in place, designers started with the shape a body makes when its in ski mode for the ultimate performance fit. What look like subtle differences at first glance will have serious game-changing potential for fit—no more sizing up just so you have room to move.