Mammut Togir Slide Harness

This all-around harness can be used for sport, big-wall, or mountaineer climbing and the foam-padded leg loops add extra comfort for long slogs. $100 @ mammut.com


Mountain Hardwear

If you can't fit all your gear into this giant 6,200-cubic-inch trekking pack, you're bringing too much.
$340 @ mountainhardwear.com


Black Diamond Contact
These versatile, 10-point crampon must-have for climbing on snow and ice.
$130 @ blackdiamondequipment.com

Shell Pants

Mammut Coney

The full-length two-way zippers on these Gore-Tex pants make them a breeze to pull on and off, even with hiking boots.
$230 @ mammut.com


SmartWool Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew
Sheep don't wear socks. But on your feet, their merino wool no-iitch socks will keep you cool in the heat and warm and dry in inclement weather.
$23 @ smartwool.com