I crashed my bike last weekend while wearing my favorite 7mesh Resistance Jacket. In addition…
Ski mountaineering, ski touring, or backcountry skiing are more of a highly active pursuit than say resort skiing–you need to use your own power to get uphill. This means sweat and sweaty feet equal cold feet. To combat clammy, cold feet at the end of the day, Gore-Tex teamed up with top ski mountaineering boot manufacturers to create more breathable liners for those that earn their turns.
Just because the rain, snow, and cold weather is here, it doesn’t mean you have to stop hiking. Here are five waterproof hikers we tested since last spring that range from fast and light to ultra cushioned rides. All with waterproof membranes, these shoes will not only work to keep your feet dry, but also warm. Lots of snow? Simply throw some trail crampons over top and be on your way.
For a long time, Gore has focused on improving the thermal comfort of your outerwear. Basically, how can you make a jacket or pants more breathable without hindering performance in both durability and waterproofness. This time around, Gore turned their focus to the more sensorial aspects of a garment—how does it feel and even sound. The result is Gore C-Knit Backer Technology.
I am currently at Snowbird, Utah with Black Diamond and partner GORE to check out the entire new Fall '14 collection for the company. Saturday night, Director of Apparel Tim Bantle walked us through the extensive apparel line (124 styles in all). Treated as tools to help you succeed outdoors rather than just another pile of clothes, Black Diamond hopes to disrupt the outdoor apparel market with well designed gear built with core users in mind. Major themes for Fall '14 center around hardshells, down, and women's technical apparel, with some interesting new design technology thrown in the mix.