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One of the best things that happens every Olympics is the trickle-down of all the new performance-enhancing gear that hits the market.

And after spending the past four years in the lab with the world’s greatest athletes, most of it ends up becoming available to the public. Which is great, should you be planning on any recreational alpinism in the near future—or looking for a little competitive edge at the annual company ski retreat. (This year, you’re going to crush the three-legged biathlon.)

So we’ve assembled the skis, parkas, precision rifles and other new gear designed to give mere mortals an Olympian edge…

020714_Gear_1North Face Slopestyle Competition Jacket

020714_Gear_2Nike LunarTerra Arktos

020714_Gear_3Hart F17 World Cup Mogul Skis

020714_gear_4Reusch U.S. Ski Team Noram DX Leather Mittens

020714_Gear_5J.G. Anschütz Biathlon Rifle

020714_Gear_6Loudmouth Team Norway Curling Pants

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar