It's a gals' gear renaissance. Never have women had so many options in technical, stylish gear that actually functions as well as it looks. We have suggestions covering everything from insulation to city boots and everything between. Guys reading this - you're going to win the holidays.
Ah, schussing. Is there any better feeling? No, we didn't make up that word. It's German or something. Point is, this is the perfect time - gear-wise - to upgrade or fill out your quiver. The latest skis and boards just dropped. Binding tech is better than ever. Even ski poles are in a renaissance. If you haven't looked at new plank(s) in a while, now's the time!
As part of their GLCR collection, 686 features the Ether Down Thermagraph Jacket with InfiDry technology and down insulation.
We found the Helly Hansen Enroute Shelter jacket to be a decent companion in the backcountry, if it fits you. It's light weight and packs down well, disappearing in your pack.
After nine months, we still can't get Columbia Outdry Extreme to fail. It simply won't wet out by design. Should you buy it?
The Stio Snotel combines fit and function in a streamlined backcountry shell.