Friday, February 26, 2016

Three+ I'm Digging #12


While the ski season on the east coast has been almost nonexistent this year, we still managed some good fun and a few turns at Whiteface in January, the west has had some epic days and consistent snowfall.

I was lucky enough to recieve a new pair of skis for X-mas since I've been sliding my old Volkl Gotamas for the last eight-plus years.

The new Volkl 100Eights are amazing and the perfect all-mountain ski for Colorado. Perfect for deep snow and crud in the back and nibble enough to fly on groomers on the front.

Volkl Skis 100Eight
$825


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Keeping with the skiing theme, there is nothing like a good warm jacket that fits really well. A lot of skiwear is cut too big and sloppy. A good athletic cut that allows freedom of movement while not pinching, bunching or riding up the backside.

While on vacation at Devils Thumb Ranch over the holidays I found the nordic ski brand Bjorn Daehlie to be well done. The SHELTER jacket is a great piece for skiing, walking around or a number of outdoor activities.

Bjorn Daehlie SHELTER Jacket
$250


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Performance athletic wear is blowing up and it seems a new brand launches everyday. Will any of them be around next year or the following...we'll see, but while they are turning out new designs and interesting fabrics I'll keep checking them out.

The 1st Round brand has some interesting gear and I really like their shorts and leggings. The shorts have a great commpression liner built in and some great pockets. The tights are well thoughtout and provide excellent compression, warmth and energy.

1st Round EnergyDNA Core Short
$50


1st Round EnergyDNA Element Legging
$70

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