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1.
U.S. Army slang for gloves, scarf, things to keep you warm, e.g.
"Shut up and quit complaining about forgetting your snivel gear."
by Prospero1 September 07, 2007
 
2.
Clothing and/or accessories generally associated with cold weather wear. Usually a derrogatory term given when wear of such clothing is unwarranted.
"It's only 50 degrees out here, why the hell do you have your snivel gear on?"
by schultzie June 28, 2005