2010-2011 Winter Gear Guide

Winter Gear Guide

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. 


Arc'teryx Alpha SV Gloves

Arc'teryx Alpha SV Gloves: These gloves are constructed for greater dexterity and are sure to keep your hands dry. Retail: $275

First Ascent Guide Gloves

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 Boots

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

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

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

Ski Logik custom made skis: Handcrafted with select materials, each pair of skis is a real work of art. Retail: $750-$850  

MSR Lightning Axis Snowshoes

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

Black Dimaond Drift AT skisBlack Diamond Quadrant Alpine touring Boots

Black Diamond Efficient Series Alpine Touring Skis and Boots: Touring efficiency meets downhill performance in this lightweight line of AT boots and skis. Retail: $500-$660

Manic Snowboard Bindings

Manic Snowboard Bindings: Manic's patented SnowKush Technology allows you to ride chatter and jolt free. 

POC Receptor Backcountry Helmet

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 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

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 Compressor PL insulated jacket

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 Vest

Klymit Kinetic Vests: On the fly climate control with argon gas insulation. Retail: $200-$225

The North Face Kishtwar Jacket

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 Skirt
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

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 Goggles
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

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

Petzl Core Rechargeable Headlamp Battery: Transforms the Petzl Tikka 2 or Zipka 2 headlamp series into rechargeable and customizable headlamps. Retail: $40

CamelBak Roulette

CamelBak Backcountry Hydration Packs: Hydration packs designed specifically for backcountry skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers. Retail: $80-$100


D-fa Dogs Puff-Doggy

D-fa Dogs Puff Doggy: Down jacket goodness for your dog this winter. Retail: $109

Ruff Wear Bark 'N Boot Polar Trex

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

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