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Snow Gear for the Season

Written by: Rebecca Heaton
Posted: Tuesday, 15 January 2008
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Ready to hit the slopes? Don't leave home without some of the following slope wear and accessories.

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for that ultimate ski jacket? Look no further than Westcomb’s Recon IL Hoody. This jacket is puffy on the inside, with the help of PrimaLoft insulation, with Polartec Power Shield softshell fabric on the outside to shed wind and moisture while breathing like nobody’s business. The Recon also introduces a new technology—it’s the first insulated softshell where the insulation is laminated in place (rather than held in place with quilting). Available in men’s and women’s models. $300, www.westcomb.com

Gore-Tex’s new three-layer Pro Shell fabric is the company’s most rugged and durable to date for use in mountain and snow sports. The fabric features Gore’s unique Micro Grid Backer Technology that enhances breathability while dramatically reducing weight. So Arc’Teryx, known for their exceptional and durable outerwear, wisely built their Alpha LT Jacket with it. If you’re looking for a serious shell for the slopes, look no further than this one. $499, www.arcteryx.com

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For gals who want to show a bit of sass on the slopes, slip into a SnowSkirt. The design was inspired by a photo of two 1940s-era women sailing down the slopes in long wool skirts and cute petticoats. www.snowskirts.com

 

 

Boost your big air bragging rights with your ski and ride buddies with help from the AirPod. This little gadget calculates in-the-air “hang” time and offers a 15-jump individual air-time memory. So during your day on the snow you can keep track of air time by run, air time by day and cumulative air time for the year. Then you can compare notes over beers at the bar. $100, www.tech4o.com

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