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Stay Out Longer: 2013 Snowboard and Ski Gear Guide

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Yaktrax: XTR

Photograph By Words: Graham Mueller ~ Photos: Jared Souney

A few yards of ice can mean the difference between hero turns and turning for home. The Yaktrax XTR weigh less than a pound and pack down to the size of a grapefruit. You'll forget you have them until you easily slip their half-inch spikes onto your boots when your winter wonderland turns from powder to Zamboni-shined. ($60; yaktrax.com)