Winter is knocking on the door for you to come out and play. Bring your best toys to the game this season with the best tested ski & snowboard gear picks from Activejunky’s Winter Gear Guide. Tested in Valle Nevado, Chile and approved by our crack team of powder hounds, these choice pieces are the perfect way to get into the ski-season spirit.
Orage Eco Dry Crew/Pant
A lodge-friendly, lightweight layer made of 92% recycled plastic bottles? Sure. A fast drying foundation that wicks moisture away from your body quickly while still blocking stink? O.K. But a performance fit crew and pant that are cozy enough to keep on well after you’ve left the slopes? Sign us up. Learn more about the Eco Dry crew and pant.
Salomon Hacker Helmet
A good hacker knows that being unassuming is the key to pulling off any awesome and stealthy maneuver. With real, spy-like cool, Salomon’s low-profile Hacker does just that. With less weight and more durability thanks to an in-mold lower shell and injected upper, the Hacker completes its suave look with a sleek and subtle matte finish. Learn more here & buy on Active Junky here.
Salomon X-Max Goggle
If the light is changing quicker than your turns, you may want to check out the new, touch-free lens system on the Salomon X-Max. Offering a 30% greater field of vision than most other goggles, the X-Max allows for lightning fast changes when conditions are unpredictable. Forget smudged lenses – just undo the sliders on the sides of the goggles, grab the lens by the clip above your nose and by the top of the goggles, and pull it off. Learn more here & buy on Active Junky here.
G3 High Traction Climbing Skins
Skinning the side country is no game for the meek, but G3’s High Traction climbing skins can help you rise to the occasion. Super lightweight, these skins are equipped with non-toxic, solvent-free glue that really sticks, even at -22 degrees Fahrenheit. Featuring RipStrip to reduce skin-to-skin stickiness for easier separation, these puppies stay secure when it takes high caliber climbing to get to the good stuff. Learn more here & buy on Active Junky here!
Hestra Vertical Cut Freeride Glove
A short glove made from ultra-durable leather, the snug fit of Hestra’s Vertical Cut Freeride Gloves’ neoprene cuffs keeps the weather at bay while allowing for maximum range of motion. The Freeride, which is a shorter version of the Vertical Cut racing glove, features external seams for more comfort and a better grip. Learn more here & buy on Active Junky here!
Arc’teryx Men’s Sabre Jacket
A soft shell that is surprisingly durable, the Sabre is made with waterproof Gore-Tex to block even the nastiest Winter storms while remaining breathable. The powder skirt features patented Slide ‘n Loc technology to keep any sneaky snow from creeping up your back, while the full Storm Hood is designed to fit over helmets and rotate with your head to provide a full field of vision without compromising protection. Learn more here & buy on Active Junky here!
Arc’teryx Men’s Sabre Pant
“Almost bomb-proof” may be an over statement, but it still wouldn’t be too farfetched to describe these pants. Thin and lightweight, yet super durable, the Sabre pant is perfect for big mountain skiing. Huge side vents keep things cool when the going gets tough, and Water Tight zippers keep moisture at bay. Learn more here & buy on Active Junky here!
Ortovox Kodiak Shovel
Whether it’s chopping out a tent platform, hacking away avalanche debris or getting just the right angle on that homemade jump, most Winter activities require a shovel at some point. Ortovox’s Kodiak shovel will have you covered from all angles. This lightweight digger converts from the standard straight shovel to a 90-degree L shape, meaning the Kodiak is more efficient for all that chopping and raking. Learn more here & buy on Active Junky here!
Spy Fold Sunglasses
The surf world is a great place to look when you want simple design, functionality and just a little bit of classic cool. Hence our new favorite shades, Spy’s Fold Sunglasses, pro surfer John John Florence’s signature frame and a pretty good looking pair of glasses. The multi-hinged frame folds up to stow away neatly almost anywhere, making them more resistant to dings and scratches than your average pair. Learn more here & buy on Active Junky here.