The ski season is upon us which gives us the excuse to treat ourselves to some nice new gear. Whether it’s a new ski jacket or a cosy pair of gloves you’re after, our handy list of the best ski gear for men has you covered.

Although do be warned, you might be wanting to make more than a single cheeky purchase once you feast your eyes on our list of lust-worthy ski gear. Credit cards at the ready!

1. Oakley Mod 3 Helmet

RRP: €140


Oakley Mod 3 Helmet


This lightweight helmet is very sleek while delivering the highest level of comfort and protection. The helmet also features good ventilation for those warmer days and for keeping your goggles free from fog.

Available from or to order through Great Outdoors.

2. Bloc Equaliser Goggles

RRP: €96


Bloc Equaliser Goggles


The Bloc Equaliser Goggle is a performance snow goggle with an interchangeable lens which helps you to adapt to changing light conditions. The goggle is also impact resistant, has anti-fob lenses and comes with a two way adjustable strap for supreme fit and comfort.

Available from or to order through Cotswold Outdoors.

3. Sorel Caribou

RRP: €168


Sorel Caribou Boots


Shoes are a tricky thing to get right for a ski resort. Most people learn the hard way, with an epic wipeout on a sheet of ice, that your old pair of trainers or regular winter boots are not ideal. The Sorel Caribou has been around for donkey’s years and with good reason – they are awesome! Featuring a nubuck leather upper that is totally waterproof, a fleece inner and a rugged rubber sole, this boot will make sure you are dry, warm and upright in cold, snowy conditions.

Available from or to order through Cotsworld Outdoors.

4. Go Pro Hero Session 5

RRP: €359.99


Go Pro Session 5


Make sure you capture all of the best bits of your ski or snowboard holiday with the GoPro Hero Session 5. This is the lightest, most compact offering from GoPro – it is also fully waterproof and is able to capture video in 4K and photos at 8MP. The Session also boasts WiFi and bluetooth so you can upload your pictures straight to your phone.

Available from or to order through Great Outdoors.

5. Rab Men’s Flux Pull On

RRP: €66.50


Rab Flux Pull On


Perfect as a cold-weather baselayer, the brushed-back fabric of the Men’s Flux Pull-On traps warm air and draws away moisture, keeping you insulated and comfortable however hard you’re working, while the smooth exterior makes adding a further layer an absolute breeze. The Polygiene Stay Fresh treatment does just that: prevents bacteria from taking hold so odours don’t get a chance to develop.

Available from or to order through: Wild Side Sports.

6. Icebreaker Everyday Leggings with Fly

RRP: €59.95


Icebreaker Everyday Men's Leggings


Made from merino wool, these thermal leggings are light, breathable and don’t get a pong if you do start to sweat. A gusset enables freedom of movement while flatlock seams reduce chaffing during high activity, and a brushed waistband which feels great under layers.

Available from or to order through Wild Side Sports.

7. Mammut Merit Pulse Gloves

RRP: €66


Mammut Merit Pulse Gloves


This model fits like a second skin. The external side-seam construction makes the glove enormously comfortable. First-class for fast-paced activities.

Available from or to order through: Cotswold Outdoor.

8. Columbia Snow Freak Ski Pants

RRP: From €180


Columbia Snow Freak Pants


The Men’s Snow Freak Pants from Columbia offer excellent insulation, whilst being breathable and practical. Omni-Heat Thermal reflective insulation ensures maximum warmth, whilst the Omni-Tech fully sealed seams and leg venting ensures your legs remain breathable and waterproof. .

Available from or to order through: Great Outdoors.

9. Columbia Wild Card Ski Jacket

RRP: €280


Columbia Wild Card Ski Jacket


With a helmet-compatible storm hood, waterproof zippers, a pocket for your lift pass, a pocket for your goggles and a powder skirt, this jacket has absolutely everything you would want from a ski jacket. And it’s also nice and cosy, breathable and fully waterproof. An all-round winner!

Available from or order through: Great Outdoors.

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