Gaper Hunter streetwear
31 Jul, 2008
Straight out of Steamboat Springs is one brand that gives new meaning to the term gaper hunt. Definitely different from my meaning of catching them on film in the wild. Not surprising that this brand comes straight out of a resort town where it’s common day to day life to be around gapers.
Here’s more information about the Gaper Hunter brand:
“Gaper Hunter Gear is a street wear brand dedicated to all those who hate gapers!!! Definition: A gaper is a skier or snowboarder who is completely clueless. Usually distinguished by their bright colored clothes and a gaper gap, the gap between goggles and a helmet/hat. Gapers also do the “Gaper Tuck” which is an attempt at being a ski racer by tucking, however, it is done incorrectly with the poles sticking straight up like thunderbolts and lighting, very very frightening! Gapers also sit at the bottom of jumps and try and go big off table tops in the park.”
I occasionally see the t-shirts around town. They come in 4 color options: Irish (seen below), red, black and Mill green.
*image from Gaper Hunter’s myspace.