Jacob Osborn

9 Of the Best Ski Gear Items To Cop For Winter | Man of Many

Calling all powder skiiers and mountain masters! If it’s not love at first sight when you scope these brilliant Atomic skis, you need to have your eyes checked. Look beyond the stunning graphic veneer to find an HRZN Tech tip and tail, which blends ABS sidewall construction with a ski-spanning horizontal rocker to increase float, improve tracking, and reduce deflection. The lightweight core of poplar wood comes wrapped in weightless carbon to deliver prime balance and absorption, all without causing added heft. Then we have the brand’s high-density sintered bases and signature edges, which can hold their own against any type of snowy terrain. Atomic has been in business for decades and now you know why.

Atomic Bent Chetler 120 Skis 2021

If you’re not rocking the proper jacket out there on the slopes, you might as well be skiing naked (word of advice: don’t ski naked). Enter the Cosmic Jacket from Trew Gear, which fits like a charm and performs like a champ. Constructed from nylon with additional Tricot backer lining, it’s waterproof, breathable, and both longer and slimmer than traditional alpine shells. Also featured are quick-access pockets, underarm zip vents, YKK hardware, an adjustable and helmet-compatible hood, a headphone loop at the collar, a microsuede chin guard, a powder skirt with 3-point pant attachment, and so much more. Sealing the deal is a conspicuously stylish aesthetic.

Trew Gear Cosmic Jacket

With their Energy 2 Titanium construction and rocker profile, the Nordica Enforcer Free 104 Skis are built for the toughest of terrains. This is gear for the true thrill junkie, who occasionally veers off the black diamond or double black diamond trail to forge his own path. True tip technology cuts down on heavy ABS plastic in the tip, thereby extending the wood core and reducing weight. As a result, the skiier will experience all the more maneuverability and control. Speaking of reduced weight, the carbon-reinforced chassis weighs approximately 35% less than traditional glass, even as it delivers improved strength and versatility. These skis have “upgrade” written all over them.

Nordica Enforcer Free 104 Skis 2021

French ski company Black Crows present their latest stunner, better known as the Justis Skis 2021. Touting a front rocker and early rise tail, they balance stability and maneuverability to wide-reaching perfection. Wrapped over the poplar wood core are two sheets of Titanal, which keeps the rebound and energy factor high and the weight low. With their 100mm waist, these all-mountain skis and their sidecut radii can plow through powder with considerable alacrity. They also look quite sleek.

Black Crows Justis Skis 2021

Affordable and exceptional, the Armada ARV 106 Skis 2021 underwent a recent overhaul from top to bottom. Described as a “true all-mountain quiver of one,” they rock a beefy 106mm waist, poplar ash core, heat-treated impact edges, and Smear Tech upgrade in the tip and tail. Expect seamless agility and performance as you navigate every slope the mountain can muster. One might call these the perfect explorer skis, which don’t go short on playfulness.

Armada ARV 106 Skis 2021

A pair of gloves can make or break your experience in the dead of winter and Oyuki’s Sencho are as good as it gets. With their goatskin leather shell, PrimaLoft insulation, and waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, the gloves are guaranteed to keep your hands warm and dry in virtually all weather conditions. An adjustable layer cuff creates the ultimate seal while added grip control performs exactly as intended. For all our North American readers, Oyuki gloves like these can only be found at evo.

Oyuki Sencho GORE-TEX Gloves

These weather-resistant pants are everything you want them to be and more. Crafted from 3L fabric, they feature lightweight brushed lining and a GORE-TEX membrane. Suffice it to say, they’ll keep you cosy and dry when it matters the most. The zippers are likewise watertight so fret not over the condition of your precious EDC. Meanwhile, we’re just skirting the surface of what this apparel has in store. Who knew a pair of pants could do so much?

Arc’teryx Sabre AR Pants

As the name might suggest, Oakley’s Flight Deck Goggles deliver high performance at high altitudes. Despite the brand’s legacy of innovation, we’re still impressed by the number of specs they’ve packed into this one product. That includes rimless lenses for the widest possible field of vision, anti-fog coating, HDO lens technology, Prizm technology, and impact-resistant Plutonite construction. Comfortable and helmet-compatible, the goggles block out 100% of UVA, UVB, UVC, and blue light. You’ll soon wonder why anyone would go with anything else.

Oakley Flight Deck Goggles

Feel good on multiple levels when you throw on this down sweater hoodie and its shell of 100% recycled polyester fabric with durable water repellent (DWR) finish. That gives way to traceable 800-fill-power goose down insulation, thereby continuing the feel-good vibes. And no one would argue with Patagonia’s timeless puffy jacket silhouette. Warm. Cosy. Classic.

Patagonia Down Sweater Hoodie

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