2015 is shaping up to look like a terrific ski season! We’ve had early snows all across the country and the ski resorts are all open by now.
To help you get started this year I have compiled a list of my favorite six new pieces of ski gear! Goggles, skis, bib pants, avalanche air bag, ski jacket, and convergent shell are all covered in the list.
If it is time for some new gear for you, you have to check out these new products from Black Diamond, Ramp, POC, Patagonia, and Arc’Teryx.
An avalanche airbag designed for heli trips, cat skiing and out-the-gate resort skiing, the Pilot 11 is our minimalist back country ski pack featuring JetForce Technology. A revolution in airbag technology, JetForce provides an added margin of safety to your avalanche tool kit.
Down Series: Down insulated garments | SV: Severe Weather. This back country specialist is the warmest Cerium jacket. Streamlined, lightweight down jacket filled with 850 grey goose down. This jacket is intended as a warm mid layer or standalone piece in cold, dry conditions.
Black Diamond Convergent Shell: With a WINDSTOPPER® shell with taped-seam construction over PrimaLoft®Gold Insulation Down Blend, the Convergent Down Jacket brings another level of versatility to insulated outerwear. This combination provides total weather protection in a warm, highly breathable package that can serve as either a belay jacket or your go-to shell for frigid alpine summit pushes.
Ramp Skis The Big Bambooski – As with all RAMP skis, snowboards and longboards, The Big Bambooski is built by hand in Park City, Utah, one of the best true mountain towns in the U.S. The name might be enough to make them awesome by mere association. Ramp ensured these boards’ excellence, though, by fusing a bamboo core with Kevlar to lend them torsional rigidity and an everything-friendly footprint of 136-105-131 (millimeters) in ski sizes of 169, 179 and 189 cm. As with all RAMP skis, snowboards and longboards, The Big Bambooski is built by hand in Park City, Utah, one of the best true mountain towns in the U.S.
POC Retina Goggles: The Swedish team at POC came up with a goggle design that somehow stays inside of most helmet cutouts while giving skiers an even bigger lens through which to conduct the business of seeing.
Patagonia PowSlayer Bibs: Patagonia created a flagship set of outerwear for people who travel the chairlift like many others hop on local 6 train every morning.