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Goggle Review: Smith I/OS

Intended Purpose: Designed for smaller faces, the Smith I/OS is based off of the popular I/O model and features an easy interchangeable design so you can switch out lenses easily. Location: I rode these goggles most of the winter at Mammoth Mountain with some days at June Mountain and Sugarbowl. Conditions: Since these goggles came with two lenses (sensor and sol-x mirror), I've worn them in a variety of condit...

10 Aug 6:33 AM 3 Read More...

Glove Review: Celtek Misty

Intended Purpose: Men's glove designed to be lightweight and great for a spring/pipe glove on the mountain. Location: I've worn these gloves for most of January at Mammoth Mountain and a powder day at June Mountain Conditions: I've worn these gloves on a majority of sunny bluebird days with warm to colder temps but also on a powder day at June Mountain with colder temps and deep snow. Sizing: I have typical ...

05 Feb 12:50 PM 2 Read More...

Review: Columbia Powder Bowl Parka

Intended Purpose: The Columbia Powder Bowl Parka is a technical jacket that offers up advanced Omni-Heat warmth, sleek designs and an assortment of technical features to stay warm and dry on the mountain. It makes the coldest days on the slopes, the warmest and offers waterproofing for those cold/wet days. Fit: When I was asked what size I wanted, I went with the bigger size.  #1 because I didn't have the chance ...

22 Jan 7:40 AM 3 Read More...

Glove Review: Swany Harmony

Intended Purpose: Women's glove meant for all mountain conditions on the slopes.  Designed to be the perfect combination of form and function. Location: I've been rocking these gloves in the early season at Mammoth Mountain in California. Conditions: I've worn these gloves on colder to snowy days on the mountain.  The majority of time has been spent on snowy days with new powder. Sizing: I have typical wom...

07 Jan 8:35 AM 1 Read More...

Review: Burton Camp Pullover Hoodie

Intended Purpose: Designed to be a lightweight first layer and with dryride ultrawick it helps repel moisture.  It's quick drying and stink proof to keep a sweaty day on snow less noticeable to your friends. It's functional for warm weather coverage or midwinter insulation. Appearance: I bought the men's camp pullover hoodie in the true black color which features some red and a super soft net looking hoodie desig...

27 Dec 6:58 AM 5 Read More...

Glove Review: Rome Love Glove

Intended Purpose: Men's glove designed to be lightweight and great for a spring/pipe glove on the mountain. Location: I've been rocking these gloves since opening day to the present day at Mammoth Mountain in California. Conditions: I've worn these gloves on a majority of sunny bluebird days with warm to colder temps but also on the occasional powder day. Sizing: I have typical women's hands.  In these Rome...

21 Dec 7:25 AM 1 Read More...

Glove Review: Rome Reign

Intended Purpose: Women's glove meant for all mountain conditions on the slopes.  Designed to keep you hands warm during the full range of weather. Location: I've been rocking these gloves in the early season at Mammoth Mountain in California. Conditions: I've worn these gloves on typically cold days with new snow but on some warmer days with hardpacked conditions.  I prefer them on the colder days because th...

01 Dec 7:13 AM 0 Read More...

Goggle Review: Spy Bias

Intended Purpose: The Spy Bias is designed for smaller faces with a reduced frame size and feature a sleek, low profile goggle for female riders to make their snowboarding experience better fitted and more fun. Location: I started riding these goggles in the early season here at Mammoth Mountain. Conditions: I've spent the majority of time riding these on bluebird sunny days and some overcast conditions. Col...

24 Nov 7:37 AM 3 Read More...

Review: Clast Reversible Merino Neckwarmer

Intended Purpose: Meant for colder days on the slopes to keep your face warm and covered up. Appearance: I received the black strip/black reversible neckwarmer.  I mostly use the black stripe side because it's just a simple design. Best Used for: The clast neckwarmer is best for cold days on the mountain with some windchill.  The two layers of merino wool will keep you face warm during those icy temps.  I've...

12 Nov 7:31 AM 1 Read More...

Review: Burton AK Blitzer Windstopper Hoodie

Intended Purpose: The Burton Windstopper Hoodie is meant to be lightweight, windproof and breathable.  Plus it's warm meaning you stay warm underneath it and it keeps you dryer than you'd think.  Normally I wouldn't review a "hoodie" but this isn't your average hoodie when it comes with a Gore-Tex name on it. Fit: It's an average Burton fit so whatever size you typically wear you'll do fine in your average size ...

15 Oct 6:50 AM 4 Read More...