Stio Hometown Down Jacket for Kids
I love outdoor wear companies who make kids’ clothing with the same attention to quality and detail as their adult versions. At Stio, the kids’ Hometown Down Jacket is just like Mom’s and Dad’s. Stio is based out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, so they know winter and they know what... Read more
Transpack Heated Pro Boot Bag
What do you get the skier or snowboarder who has everything? Heated boots whenever and wherever. I’ve reviewed several models of Transpack boot bags (they’re all we use now at home), and their Heated Boot Pro is definitely the poshest model yet. Do you need one? It depends on... Read more
Helly Hansen Mission Stoke Shell Jacket
Ready for winter and the 2015 ski season? The Helly Hansen Mission Stoke Shell just might be the last ski jacket you need to buy for a long time. With every bell and whistle for bell-and-whistle-loving guys, this jacket plays just as hard in the backcountry as on the... Read more
Icebug Diana BUGrip Winter Boot
I’ve been a fan of Icebug shoes and boots ever since I reviewed my first pair over two years ago. Why? Killer grip on rough or icy terrain, great support, and stylish designs. Last winter, I tried out the Ivalo boot, which I loved for its BUGrip traction system. However, it’s low... Read more
Pakems Packable Boots
In my quest for the perfect apres ski boot and all-round, packable outdoor travel shoe, I gave Pakems a trial run. This brand new product designed by a single mom is marketed as a lightweight, compressible shoe designed for use after a ski day. Pakems come in two styles (for... Read more
Hillsound Super Armadillo Gaiter
A good pair of gaiters is one of those winter gear items you think you might not need until you realize (too late) that you really, really do. If you’re snowshoeing, nordic skiing, or traveling to a glacial destination this winter, or doing any serious backcountry trekking any time... Read more
Teva winter boots: Jordanelle 2 and Chair 5
Don’t get confused by the names: men and women are set up with nearly the same winter boot this year from Teva, simply with different titles and slightly different design. The Teva Chair 5 for men and the Teva Jordanelle 2 for women both feature Thinsulate insulation, a grippy... Read more
Transpack ski and snowboard boot bags
Alternate title: OMG, I’ll never carry my ski gear in a shoulder bag ever again. Transpack specializes in backpack-style ski and snowboard boot bags, with several distinct models to choose from. What they all have in common: high quality construction, intelligent design, and comfort. Transpack calls its design the ‘isosceles... Read more
ColdPruf Performance and Eco base layers
Autumn is here, and it will be ski and winter travel season in no time. I’ve already worn my ColdPruf base layers on more than one occasion here in Oregon, and will be packing them when I head north to Alberta, Canada next week. ColdPruf offers multiple product lines,... Read more
Adidas Yunga Felt Boots
You could fill a suitcase with winter footwear that perform different functions. In this day and age of luggage fees, however, this really isn’t a viable option. The Adidas Yunga Felt Boot is both stylish and functional, appearing to be one boot to meet multiple needs. That said, after... Read more