10 Powder Day Essentials

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Revelstoke, B.C. photo: brian schott

When things get deep, there’s a few items you’re going to want in order to keep you afloat while staying warm and keeping the stoke flowing.  Here are 10 of our powder day essentials when Ullr goes big:

1. Volkl Two

Volkl Two powder skiIf things are going to be deep, and you want to go big you’re going to need a set of big skis.  The Two by Volkl is perfect for the job with a healthy waist of 124mm, fully rockered, and plenty stiff for stomping big airs.  Oh, and did we mention it comes in a 196?

2. Marmot Flatspin Jacket

When the gettin’ is good, you don’t want to spend your time going in for a hot chocolate brake to warm up, so stay warm and dry with Marmot’s Flatspin jacket.  Featuring Thermal-R insulation, seam taped zippers, and of course pit zips, this jacket will keep you out there no matter what mother nature throws at you.

3. Rosco Bib Pants

Don’t like snow down your pants when backslap out of that big air?  Give a pair of bib pants a try, and you won’t believe how warm you stay and how little snow gets down where the sun don’t shine.  With Marmot’s Rosco Bib you can be bright and stay warm.

4. Smith Variance Helmet

You won’t be able to shred much pow with your brains bashed in.  Keep your head safe and your ears warm with the Variance by Smith.  And if things get a little on the warm side, don’t because the Variance’s ventilation system is sure to keep you cool.

5. Smith I/OX Goggles

Nobody wants to be fogging up on the deepest day of the year, and that’s why the I/OX by Smith is your goggle of choice.  With seamless integration of both ventilation and style with the Variance helmet, the I/OX is going stay fog and goggle gap free.  Plus with the extra large lens, you won’t miss a thing.

6. Hestra Seth Morrison Pro Glove

Keep your fingers warm and knuckles safe with the Seth Morrison Pro model glove by Hestra.  You Seth morrison pro hestra gloveknow if it’s good enough for Seth’s name, it’s going to be good enough for you.  Complete with seams sewn outside the glove for added durability.

7. Patagonia Down Sweater

Your going to need to stay warm till the lifts stop turning, so go ahead and grab yourself a Patagonia Down Sweater.  Light weight and complete with 800-Fill Power down, you want need to worry about the chills.

8. Arc’teryx Rho

Keep your core cozy and moisture free with the Arc’teryx Rho baselayer.  It will keep your dry with it’s moisture wicking material, as well as odor free with it’s Polygiene technology.

9. Poc Spine Ergo

Keep your spine safe while sending for glory with the Poc Spine Ergo.  This spine protector is one of the best fitting on the market, moving with you instead of against.

10. Pieps Freeride Avalanche Beacon

If its been dumping out for the past 24 hours, chances are things will be a little less than stable and ski patrol can only cover so much ground.  Quite possibly your most important piece of equipment will be your avy beacon, and the Pieps Freeride Avalanche Beacon is the perfect affordable beacon to keep you safe.

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2 thoughts on “10 Powder Day Essentials

  1. anything but the freeride…a cheap outdated product. It doesnt even compare to its big brothers the dsp tour and advanced…or any of the other offerings by other manufacturers…i would be so bummed if my shred buddy pulled up with a freeride..

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