Over the past year, at shows such as Outdoor Retailer and ISPO, I have previewed some pretty cool Fall/Winter 2010-2011 gear which has now finally been released. I thought I would share with you a select few of my favorite winter gear items-all of my favorite gear would take up too many pages! I have not personally tested every single item listed, however it is all gear I would love to buy.
First Ascent Guide Gloves: Made from Pittards leather, these water repellent, abrasion resistant gloves are perfect for any winter sport. The merino wool lining and PrimaLoft insulation will keep your fingers warm all day. Retail: $119
Wenger Boar: A full grain leather boot with Thinsulate insulation and integrated heating technology. OutDry's waterproof breathable technology keeps the boots from collecting water as you tromp through the snow. Retail: $250
Columbia Omni-Heat Electric Bugathermo Winter Boots: An internal heating system under the balls of your feet keep these insulated, waterproof nubuck and split suede leather upper boots toasty for hours. Retail: $325
KEEN Bern Baby Bern Boots: Super stylish full-grain leather boots offer fashion and function at the same time. Retail: $150
Ski Logik custom made skis: Handcrafted with select materials, each pair of skis is a real work of art. Retail: $750-$850
MSR Lightning Snowshoes: These super lightweight snowshoes feature bindings that rotate to the left or right to compensate for common toe-in or toe-out foot variances and allow the snowshoes to remain parallel for a comfortable, efficient stride. Retail: $240
Manic Snowboard Bindings: Manic's patented SnowKush Technology allows you to ride chatter and jolt free.
POC Receptor Backcountry Helmet: POC has incorporated MIPS technology which mimics the safety systems in your skull, absorbing both vertical and rotational force. Retail: $250
Columbia Omni-Heat: Columbia jackets for this Fall/Winter season feature the new Omni-Heat thermal reflective technology that reflects and retains your own body warmth. Retail $120-$220
Patagonia Down Sweater Special Edition: Lightweight, waterproof and translucent, the special edition version is twice as strong and half the weight as the original Down Sweater. Retail: $275
Mountain Hardwear Micro-Climate Zoning: Micro-Climate Zoning utilizes a combination of fabrics in a single garment to create gear that is more comfortable and functional in a wide variety of conditions.
Klymit Kinetic Vests: On the fly climate control with argon gas insulation. Retail: $200-$225
The North Face Kishtwar Jacket: Made from Polartec's Power Shield Pro, this soft shell jacket gives you unrivaled breathability as well as weather protection during high-aerobic winter activities. Retail: $279
Skhoop Insulated Skirts: A perfect, stylish insulation layer to throw on over a pair of jeans or leggings. Retail: $98-$189
Contour GPS HD POV Camera: With built in GPS, the new Contour helmet camera not only records awesome HD video but also tracks your location, speed and altitude. Retail: $350
Zeal Transcend SPX and SPPX Goggles: Keep track of your altitude, speed, vertical, location, and loads of other stats when you wear the Zeal Optics Transcend Goggles, which feature the first-ever in-goggle LCD display screen. Retail: $350-$450
SUUNTO Core Extreme Edition Everest: Altimeter, barometer and compass wrist-top computer signed by Apa Sherpa himself. Cool. Retail: $400
Petzl Core Rechargeable Headlamp Battery: Transforms the Petzl Tikka 2 or Zipka 2 headlamp series into rechargeable and customizable headlamps. Retail: $40
CamelBak Backcountry Hydration Packs: Hydration packs designed specifically for backcountry skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers. Retail: $80-$100
D-fa Dogs Puff Doggy: Down jacket goodness for your dog this winter. Retail: $109
Ruff Wear Bark 'N Boot Polar Trex: The winter dog boots give your dog warmth and traction while protecting their paws from ice, rocks and rough terrain. Retail: $89.95