Some say the mid-layer is the most important part of the whole clothing operation, so this stylish and lightweight wool and down combo from Bergans is a great choice. It’ll keep your core warm, but it’s also breathable in all the right places. Perfect attire to sit beneath your shell jacket.
Price: £265 | Bergens
NextSmartwool PHD Racer
If you're hitting the slopes this season, we've got your back. From the best ski jackets, to the best ski goggles with a few gloves thrown in for good measure, we've sorted your ski season with the best gear money can buy.
Winter isn't all that great - it's cold, dark and never ending, yet there is one particular plus point, the start of the ski season. There's nothing quite like the first run down the fresh piste, snow cascading between your skis as you dodge oncoming trees and clueless beginners. But there's more to skiing than just sitting on the first morning lift, there's also impressing your fellow skiiers with some serious get-up.
From insulating jackets that will keep body heat in, yet dismiss the sweat, to goggles with built-in HUDs, this is the ultimate list of ski gear you need in your alpine life. Along with big hitters, we've also got some other kit, like thermals and a rucksack that could, just possibly, save your life. So, ditch that multi-coloured ski suit from 1987 and upgrade your winter wardrobe right now.
If you're all kitted out, why not take a look at our best ski boots to buy and best snowboards for 2014 features.