Don’t let frigid temperatures and snow keep you indoors until spring. Instead, check out some new gear that makes it possible -- even enjoyable -- to spend time outside this winter. -- Jodi Helmer

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CamelBak Ice Queen
Stay hydrated on the slopes using the new 70-ounce CamelBak Ice Queen with an insulated hydration tube to prevent water from freezing. Exterior straps fit a snowboard. It comes in two colors. $75.

Drop Marquis GT Gloves
Fashion and function combine in this winter glove. The leather, stretch twill, and herringbone shell look great while the Gore-Tex inserts and Thinsulate Supreme insulation keep hands warm and dry. $75.

Bridgedale X-Hale Trailhead Socks
Cool-weather hiking demands the right socks. Bridgedale Trailhead socks come up higher on the leg for added warmth, and they’re made of moisture-wicking Merino wool with double-loop cushioning to ward off blisters. The socks are so durable they come with a three-year guarantee. $17.

The North Face Denali Jacket
The classic Denali jacket has gone green. The water-resistant fleece is made with mostly recycled material and features abrasion-reinforced shoulders and elbows as well as four zippered pockets. It is available in 12 colors and sizes for men and women. $165.

Lucy Alpine Fleece Pants
The perfect thermal layer for added warmth, these Alpine fleece pants are made from two-sided brushed fleece and have a wide waistband and ankle zips. Shaping seams and different ankle lengths ensure a great fit. $78.

Patagonia Lugano Boots
Waterproof and made from recycled materials, these boots also have a Polartec lining and PrimaLoft Eco insulation for added warmth. They’re available in khaki, black, and velvet brown. $160.

Tifosi Optics Eyewear
Torrent sunglasses by Tifosi Optics provide 100 percent UV protection and have polarized lenses to eliminate glare. Even better, they boast photochromic technology, which allows the lenses to lighten and darken based on the amount of UV rays, providing just the right coverage in any light. $90.

Sierra Designs Winema 0 Sleeping Bag
Rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius), the Winema sleeping bag has padlocks and dual draft tubes for warmth. It’s also made of recycled fabrics and weighs just over three pounds. $269.