Accessories

Tech Talk: Oakley Prizm Lenses

The Oakley Prizm lenses provide game changing effects on contrast and light to provide the best overall experience in varying conditions. Historically speaking, lenses have been created by contrasting dye colors against light colors to provide highlights in your vision. While this process has proven effective, it also requires compromising certain shades of light in […] Read more…

Tech Talk: MIPS Helmet Technology

For years, helmet technology and protection was rated on a single direction, vertical impact test that rated how significantly a helmet protected the head in a straight on crash impact (imagine a vertical fall straight to the head). As the action sports industry continues to grow, however, more and more emphasis on multi-directional crash scenarios […] Read more…

Hack Your Gear: Ski Pole Flask

Check out this awesome tutorial from our friends over at Powder Magazine about how to make your ski pole a flask, aka the ultimate hack. Feel the quench, on the hill or off. PHOTO: Jim Guenther. Ski season is around the corner, and while everyone is going “gear crazy,” we’ve decided to make our gear […] Read more…

My Top Gear Picks for the Season

So Christmas is over and it’s time to do some shopping for yourself.  Looking for new gear now that the snow is finally falling at some resorts?  Check out my top picks for this year. 1. Armada TSTw Powerful, playful and knife sharp, the Armada TSTw is my ski of choice for the upcoming season. […] Read more…

Proper Fitting Ski Helmet

3 Steps to a Proper Ski Helmet Fit

In 2003, 25% of skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes wearing helmets. Nine years later, that number was up to 70% with resorts in Switzerland reporting that 95% of its children wear helmets while skiing or snowboarding. One of the key factors that changed over the years is that ski helmets are increasingly more comfortable, […] Read more…

Picking the Right Goggle Lens for the Right Light Conditions

Having the correct goggle lens for the light conditions that you are skiing in will drastically improve your vision on the slopes. Lenses that are too bright or too dark for the amount of sunlight or cloud cover you have can make skiing challenging for you. Most goggles are available in a wide variety of […] Read more…

Why You Should Wear a Ski Helmet

You’re an amazing skier. You’ve been at it since you were a kid and you can carve with the best of them. As you’re slicing into your favorite black diamond trail at the resort a not-as-good skier cuts you off making you lose your balance and you take a nasty spill. Are you wearing a […] Read more…

Ripclear: The Clear Solution for Lens Rash?

My family’s standing joke is that I am the ‘product tester’ of the family because I can seemingly wreak anything from Oakleys to canoe paddles. Because of this, I always feel a certain amount of anxiety with new goggles. I know too well that my wear and tear lifestyle will drag them through hell and […] Read more…

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