The 2024 Winter Gear Guide

Winter camping is like joining a secret club. Those with the guts to overcome the mental hurdle of sleeping in the snow are privy to a silent, glittering wilderness where friends pack in close and hot cocoa tastes better than ever. But it’s not all bluebird days and snow furniture in the communal tent. Gearing up takes on a new level of importance in freezing temps. With that in mind, we set out to test the newest winter backcountry gear. Whether you’re digging out a snow cave or taking a leisurely snowshoe trip to your local state park, we’ve got the gear you’re looking for right here.