We're back from SIA Snow Show 2015! And boy did we see some cool stuff. The industry is innovating with new materials and designs, taking winter sports to the next level. We're going to cover softgoods and gadgets in this post. It will be photo-intensive. We'll have more posts later this week to talk about snowboards and splitboards.
We're far from done with the snow here at Engearment (You hear that, Ullr?), but we know some of your minds are already dreaming of warmer days and the activities that come with them. Our summer jaunts range from backpacking trips into the wilderness to gathering friends around a fire at a campsite off a dirt road for drinks, s'mores, and sausage-stealing dog shenanigans. We understand that not everyone is going to enjoy sleeping on the ground. For those who want to bring a real bed along, but want something with classy looks and low weight that will work with any vehicle's towing limits, we introduce you to the Hütte Hut by Sprouting Sprocket Studios.
When the Engearment crew heads out into the mountains, we aren't the most professional photographers in the world. We usually bring along our iPhones and maybe a GoPro. For people like us who a) use their iPhones as their main camera and b) don't want to purchase and carry a second device, let Engearment introduce you to the Moment iPhone Case.
Even we get surprised sometimes by the nostalgia attached to certain gear. Freezy Freakies were never the most advanced gloves on the planet. They barely kept your hands warm and got soaked if you tried to make a snowball to throw at your little sister. But, when they got cold, they changed colors and cool designs appeared. They were the HyperColor of winter. And now, they're back....in adult sizes.
We tend to forget that there are other ski destinations in the world because we live right in the middle of (the best!) one. But, sometimes we catch small glimpses into what's out there and it reignites that s... Read More...
After a few weeks of being overly-excited about snow and forgetting our responsibilities, we finally set out on Sunday with the specific purpose of testing out the PoleClinometer and comparing it to some of the more popular inclinometers on the market. That's not to say we didn't get in some epic turns as well, but we'll get to those in another post. First, the inclinometers!
Two years ago, before we had channeled our gear obsession into Engearment, Candide Thovex released a youtube video called One of Those Days, showcasing POV footage of his home mountain, La Clusaz in France. Th... Read More...