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Fabric Science: Hardshell vs. Softshell

One of the largest distinctions in outerwear technology is the Hardshell vs. Softshell debate. Both fabrics have their pros and cons, but both also have their specific uses and knowing and understanding them can vastly improve your experiences in the outdoors. The down and dirty difference comes down to waterproofing and breathability. Let’s dig a […] Read more…

Fabric Science: Wool vs. Synthetic

One of the most common questions we come across boils down to fabric, how it works and why it’s important to know the difference. To cover the basics, clothing differs in three ways, performance, fit, and function. Function comes from features on the item like pockets, hoods, zippers, RECCO chips, pass holders, powder skirts, so […] Read more…

The Clothing Quiver

One of the most common questions we get is “I’m going (insert location or event here), what should I pack to wear?” It’s a more complicated question than you might think. There are multiple variables involved in staying comfortable on the ski hill including temperature, wind, precipitation, activity level, athletic ability, gender, etc., etc., etc. […] Read more…

Great Gifts for Skiers

Need some easy gifts to supplement your holiday season? Headed to a skiers-only white elephant party? Here’s a quick list of easy gifts for your favorite winter loving friends. Waxing Supplies Wax makes a perfect gag gift for any time of the year. It’s one of those go-to supplies that you can’t get enough of. […] Read more…