If you haven’t noticed the seasons are beginning to change, although it is sad to say goodbye to summer, I am starting to get super excited about the upcoming winter. This is the time of year all of the magazines are publishing their Buyer’s Guide unveiling their products for this winter, which should get everybody excited. I recently asked my co-workers to put together their “Wish Lists” for winter 2012/13 and here it is:
K2-Misdirrected – The women’s version of K2’s popular Obsethed, 146/117/134, a powder day “must have.” The perfect blend of playfulness, floatation and stability for bagging big lines or bouncing off pillow lines. Skiers will be impressed by the skis lightweight and nimble feel, yet surprised at how well it holds an edge on variable and even firmer snow thanks to its distinct camber under foot.
Nordica Avenger – Men’s all mountain ski, 128/82/112. While the aspiration of these skiers are clearly focused beyond the traditional ski area boundaries, the reality of their skiing will demand a product that still performs perfectly in an everyday all mountain skiing environment. The HELL & BACK collection of All Mountain Side Country skis from Nordica perfectly addresses these needs and redefines the standard of versatility.
Lange XT 130 – New for 12/13 the Lange XT 130 boot delivers the performance of a competition boot with the functionalities needed to enjoy All Mountain/Freeride skiing. Thanks to the Ski/Hike function, the Arch Pad and the extra light liner, the Lange XT 130 is the perfect boot for adventure skin.
Smith Goggles 1/OX – The biggest, baddest weapon in Smith’s interchangeable goggle arsenal. Provides unmatched peripheral vision, interchangeability, fog free performance an seamless helmet integration in one package.
Marmot Terminus Shell -The born-to-summit Terminus is a fully-featured, three-layered technical shell that keeps you warm and dry in the nastiest conditions. Micro-stitched and seam-taped GORE-TEX® Pro fabric provides a waterproof/breathable barrier. Helmet-compatible, Gale-Force hood with laminated wire brim for unimpeded visibility. Other features include: moisture-shielding zip-off powder skirt and internal zip mesh storage pocket for valuables.
Hestra Glove Heli Ski de Cuir Mitt – A classic, long cuff ski glove with a timeless design. Outer material. Upper section made of windproof, waterproof and breathable HESTRA Melange Twill polyester/cotton fabric. Proofed goat leather palm, Removable wool terry lining, Eagle Grip, External seams, Snow lock with velcro closure.
So there are some of our top picks! What are you itching to get this season? Leave us a comment, we’d love to hear.