Sari Anne Tuschman 2016-12-08 06:09:54
This season’s must-have ski gear stuns on and off the mountain. With ski season upon us, it’s time to not only get your quads in shape for a long day of turns, but also to make sure your onmountain wardrobe is on point. Finding functional and fashionable pieces that take you from the lift to the lodge without the need for a costume change is key. Thankfully, skiwear has never been chicer with both iconic and unexpected brands getting into the game, creating more options than ever for looking good on the hill. Tory Sport’s “Ski” embroidered sweater is as adorable with a pair of jeans as it is with snow pants, while Aether’s vintage-inspired men’s ski sweater also transitions off the mountain with ease. And leave it to Arc’teryx and Kjus to make technically innovative jackets and pants without sacrificing super-clean design. Here, we highlight a few of the pieces every male and female snow enthusiast needs this season. ALPINE OPULENCE Stay stylish as you carve the slopes in top women’s gear this season. The Tory Sport PERFORMANCE MERINO SKI SWEATER is made of merino wool, which means it reacts to body temperature, keeping you cool when schussing down the hill and warm on a chilly chairlift ride. And the button detailing and bold embroidery make it a great option for apres-ski, too, $250, at torysport.com. The LADIES TREE RING JACKET from Kjus is a versatile, technical piece that features an inner down jacket. Designed with Kjus’ exclusive Black Magic fabric, the piece provides serious warmth while also allowing for ease of movement, $1,499, at Montage boutiques. The HAWX ULTRA 110 W from Atomic is ideal for female skiers who stick to resort skiing. Atomic’s use of heat-fitting technology, Memory Fit, means you’ll feel like the boots were made specifically for you in no time. And the Memory Fit 3D liner helps to further refine the shape, $599.95, at evo.com. It’s all about excellent optics with the POC FOVEA GOGGLE. The lens has been enhanced with an anti-fog and anti-scratch treatment, while the frame shapes to your face and has triple-layer foam, ensuring a comfy fit, $140, at pocsports.com. The female-specific Hestra MOJE CZONE MITT is designed to comfortably fit a woman’s hand, while the waterproof and breathable fabric means your digits will stay the right temperature no matter how cold or sunny the day, $125, at Montage boutiques. The easy-to-adjust, ventilated AURIC CUT HELMET from POC is the protection you need for your precious head—even after multiple impacts, it continues to perform. The helmet also features internal padding for optimum comfort and goggle vents to prevent fog ups, $180, at pocsports.com. Aether’s DESCENT SNOW PANT is so flattering, you may be tempted to wear it long after the ski day is done. And the incredibly flexible three-layer softface nylon shell fabric is highly water resistant, meaning you can show your moves, stay warm and look great all at once, $375, at aether apparel.com. MEN’S FREESTYLE This winter, sport sleek fashions and innovative equipment on the mountain. This super-clean Kjus MEN CUCHE SPECIAL EDITION JACKET is a collaboration between professional skier Didier Cuche, fabric producer Schoeller Textil AG and Kjus. The result is a tougher-than-nails piece of outerwear that reacts to variations in temperature, allowing heat to escape when necessary and holding onto it in the opposite situation, $1,999, at Montage boutiques. The vintage look of this supersoft, Italian merino Aether ALPINE CREW SWEATER makes it as handsome off the hill as it is on. And the fact that it’s breathable while still being warm makes it all the more wearable, $250, at aetherapparel.com. The ergonomic fit of the waterproof, windproof and breathable 3L Gore-Tex Arc’teryx CASSIAR PANT makes it a great option for a long, fun day on the mountain as well as for a post-ski beer, $575, at arcteryx.com. The lightest alpine ski boot Atomic makes, the HAWX ULTRA 130 is easy to get used to thanks to Memory Fit, the brand’s heat-fitting technology that forms to the foot. And Atomic’s innovative Progressive Shell is reinforced everywhere you need it but has a reduced wall thickness that cuts the boot’s weight by 25 percent, $699.95, at evo.com. Brand-new this season, the Smith QUANTUM helmet is for the skier who skis in and out of bounds.Crafted with Smith’s patented Aerocore construction, the helmet features an innovative exoskeleton design that provides ultimate protection for your head, $300, at Montage boutiques. Developed in conjunction with professional skier Aaron Blunck, POC’s FOVEA GOGGLE has a shape that allows for maximum vertical and peripheral vision and an optical-grade, anti-scratch, anti-fog lens for ideal viewing capability, $140, at pocsports.com. The virtually indestructible Hestra ARMY LEATHER PATROL GLOVE boasts a neoprene cuff and a removable liner, providing uncompromising warmth, while also being breathable and waterproof, $130, at Montage boutiques.
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