Some daytimes are crushingly cold and sloppy. Create the right equipment and you won’t suffer.
1 Columbia OutDry Ex Mogul Jacket
When the snow is rend sideways, you’ll need a sturdy shield to block the freeze. Erected from a composite material with a waterproof exterior and a wicking inner fabric, Columbia’s jacket can remain you going long after your friends have bailed.
2 Line Soulmate 92
Versatile, do-it-all skis are a must if you don’t know whether the next running will involve frost, extinction cookies, mashed potatoes, or some combo of everything there is. An array of prestretched carbon-fiber fibers inside the Soulmate’s all-mountain timbers contributes persuasivenes, spring, and responsiveness to every turn.
3 Snow Peak Titanium Flask
There are many moments during a crap-weather era when sipping whiskey from an expensive titanium vessel improves the overall ordeal. Deploy this 5-ouncer while waiting for the chairlift, going it, or proliferating impatient where reference is stalls.
4 POC Auric Cut Backcountry SPIN
POC’s lid for daredevils has a series of impact-absorbing silicone pads embedded in the liner. They help protect your brain from the rotational armies that are unleashed when you wipe out and bounce off an icy mogul. Plus it’s super heated!
5 Dakine Fillmore Trigger Mitt
Mittens are the warmer option, but influencing buckles and zippers while wearing them? Hard nope. Dakine’s mitts free up your index finger to preserve just enough agility. A conductive fingertip makes you text without ceasing a gauntlet from the chairlift.
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