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A SNOWSPORTS GUIDE TO SLOPING OFF IN STYLE
12 KEY ADDITIONS TO YOUR WINTER SPORTS GEAR
There’s already been some serious snow in ski resorts across Europe and the US and the forecast promises more dumps on the way. We recommend taking advantage of the early white Christmas on the slopes and check out our roundup of some of the best snow gear around.
Arc’teryx – Cerium LT Hoody
From the Canadian alpine specialists, a new look and feel Cerium mid layer with impressive warmth-to-weight ratio stats. It’s versatile, too. Layer it up in cold conditions or wear as a standalone piece in dry conditions. Did we mention warm?
Now O-Drive board bindings
Keeping yourself attached to your new board is pretty essential and Now’s O-Drive binding offers the ultimate in high performance for any riding style. It’s carbon highjack and baseplate make the O-Drive super light, plus it’s Skatetech technology prevents foot fatigue and will be sure to keep you going strong until apres.
Dragon Alliance - Asymbol Bryan Iguchi X2s Goggle
See. And be seen. Legendary snowboarder Bryan Iguchi has collaborated on the design of the limited edition X2 goggle. It features the latest Lumalens colour filtering technology. That means intense contrast and clarity, and improved depth perception. So, you see more, you react faster and you perform better. Anti-fog coating and 100% UV protection come as standard. And you get a choice of two tint options. Nice.
Jones, Lone Wolf snowboard
Stand out on the slopes no matter the conditions. This brand-new board shape has an eye-catching dovetail design. Whether you catch fresh snow or the slopes have been bashed, the Lone Wolf design blends the features of a powder board with the heart of a Super-G racer. It’s also got brand new triple density bamboo stringers in the sidecut. The result? Better edge response. Better turns. Better than your mates…
Arc’teryx - Rush SV Glove
If it’s snowing as hard as you hope, you’re going to need proper protection. Arc’teryx bring us the latest in glove technology with the Rush SV, a glove that’s built for dealing with severe conditions. And they’re not kidding. Tri-Dex™ patterning technology mimics your hand for serious freedom and touch whilst the full leather overlay makes them durable and improves grip. So, whatever the slopes throw at you, you’re covered.
Finisterre - Eddy Base Layer
Taking warmth to another layer. The Eddy uses Finisterre’s tried and tested non-mulesed merino wool blend. That means it’s moisture-wicking, thermo-regulating and antibacterial so will keep you warm and smell free. The design also places the seams clear of the shoulder to reduce chaffage and makes it extra comfortable when you’re styling out a rucksack.
Finisterre - Eddy Long John
OK. So only your nearest and dearest get to see you in your long johns. But that doesn’t mean you settle for less. The Eddy Long John from Finisterre adds an extra layer of warmth to your ski outfit. Even better, the merino wool fabric keeps you warm when you’re cold, and cool when you’re hot. It’s also odour-resistant so it can get you through a week on the slopes.
Picture Organic Clothing - Naikoon Jacket
For the environmentally conscious. The Naikoon Jacket comes with Picture’s top of the range R-PET20K membrane – a waterproof and breathable polyester blended laminate that’s also PFC-free. Which means awesome waterproofing wrapped up with high-quality comfort and makes the Naikoon the go to choose for hitting the mountain.
Picture Organic Clothing - Naikoon Pants
Want pants with that? Picture Organic’s Naikoon pants combine a slimmer fit (hello silhouette-conscious snow fans!) with a design that promotes freedom of movement. But it’s not all understated style - there’s some serious tech on show, too. Picture’s R-PET membrane gives 20k/15k waterproofing and breathability. The Coremax insulation lining will keep you warm. And the fully taped seams with powder skirt will keep you dry if (when) you stack it.
Mons Royale Snow Tech Sock
A combination of engineered design, ergonomics and a little merino magic, these socks feel better because they fit better. Warm and supportive with a padded shin and heel to toe box that turns up the comfort level, plus they’re designed not to slip or bunch, which means you can say goodbye to ride-ruining chafing.
Pacsafe Venturesafe X30
Pacsafe are leading the charge for luggage with anti-theft features that don’t ruin the aesthetic or the function. You want your adventure backpack to be rugged. So, you get a built-in rain cover with an aluminium support back panel. And you want it safe. So, you get TurnNLock security hooks, eXomesh slashguard, and clever and effective lockable zippers. Stay secure. Stay stylish.
Danner Mountain Light II boots
So hardcore, even Bond wore them. The Mountain Light II GORE-TEX lining gives solid waterproof protection and the Vibram outsole gives you comfort and shock absorption. Plus, Danner’s stitchdown and lace-to-toe system makes sure that you’ll stay upright after après, no matter how icy/blurry it gets!