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The Best Active Winter Clothes, Boots, and Gear

  • David Laurence

    Cap It Off

    Ride's adorable Earflap Beanie with braided ties and tassels has flair on the outside and fleece on the inside. ($25, evo.com)

  • David Laurence

    The Right Fluff

    The leopard-print-lined Obermeyer Kassidy Down Sweater jacket has slimming dart seams so your silhouette is more posh than puff. ($130 to $150, obermeyer.com for stores)

  • David Laurence

    Flying Saucer

    Channel grade-school snow days: Glide down hills on a foam Wham-O Snow Boogie
    Air Disc. Hold on tight to the sturdy handles; its laminated bottom lets you pick up speed. ($15, amazon.com)

  • David Laurence

    Eye Do

    Oakley's Beckon sunglasses offer 100 percent UVA and UVB protection; they're glam enough to go Hollywood and tough enough to frolic in the snow. ($110 for nonpolarized, $160 for polarized; oakley.com)

  • David Laurence

    Tread On

    These waterproof and fleece-lined Sorel Women's Tivoli Plaid boots are a winter classic gone hip. ($100, sorel.com)

  • David Laurence

    Nice Touch

    The Pow Women's Stealth gloves pair a buttery exterior with a microfleece interior and adjustable hug-your-wrist cuff. ($70, evo.com)

  • David Laurence

    Fit Layers

    This stretchy red-hot Athleta Long Sleeve Twist Top is an ideal next-to-skin layer: It wicks sweat and won't chafe as you play. ($69, athleta.gap.com)

    Eddie Bauer's Relaxed Brush Back Straight Leg is made from denim that's been printed with a plaid pattern on the reverse side and then brushed, creating a soft, flannel-like surface to keep you warmer during snowball fights. ($60, eddiebauer.com)

    Originally published in FITNESS magazine, February 2011.