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Stay Out Longer: 2013 Snowboard and Ski Gear Guide

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Giro: Combyn Helmet

Photograph By Words: Graham Mueller ~ Photos: Jared Souney

Most helmets can withstand only one big impact. What if you take that hit at 9 a.m. on a powder day or on your first run through the park? The Giro Combyn is its own backup. Its flexible yet tough outer shell and dual-density Vinyl Nitrile interior are tested to withstand 50 impacts. That's years of worry-free shred. ($120; giro.com)