You can’t beat some parking lot tailgating after a great day of skiing pow! Here is a shot by Ian Coble (www.iancoble.com) from last season after a day of shredding pow at Stevens Pass! (FLYLOW GEAR photo shoot!) Click here to see it on Instagram.
We had a steller crew, the snow was deep, the wind was blowing, and we all went home smiling!
We searched high and low for the best deal on kids skis for you. We found them:
Rossignol Scimitar Jr Skis – 2013
The Rossignol Scimitar Jr Skis are amazing junior skis that come with loads of features and offer a tremendous value. The Rossignol Scimitar Jr Skis have a progressive flex and turn radius that change with ski length, ensuring that the performance matches the size of the rider. Rossitop Cap construction keeps the topsheets looking season after season. Get your kid on the bandwagon to experience the thrill of winter and skiing.
100% High Camber for pop and power
Extended Sidecut - Sidecut continues beyond contact point where the tip and tail rocker start. As speeds and edge angles increase, more sidecut is engaged for powerful full length edge grip. At lower speeds and edge angles, less sidecut is engaged for better maneuverability and easy turning.
Rossitop Cap strengthens the ski, is resistant to chipping for increased durability, and facilitates rebound.
Composite / Fiberglass core
90% On-trail / 10% Off-trail
10.0 m @ 130 cm, 108/67/94
Bindings not included
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
- Terrain: All-Mountain
- Ability Level: Beginner-Intermediate
- Rocker Type: Camber
- Turning Radius: Short
- Core/Laminates: Composite
- Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip
This season’s hottest jacket from Flylow Gear! The LAB COAT!
Price: $499 BUY NOW because I love it!
Where to buy: BACKCOUNTRY.COM
About the jacket:
- 100-percent taped seamsbig ol’ pit zips
- waterproof YKK zippers
- helmet-compatible hood
- emovable powder skirt
- articulated shoulders and sleeves
- 1000-denier Cordura in high-wear zones.
- Polartec Neoshell: waterproof and breathable
I had an opportunity to get into this jacket the tail end of last season……..a blustery day at Steven’s Pass. The lab coat did not disappoint.
So with FLYLOW I wear an XXL. Really. Their XL is to tight on me at 6’2 195lbs. But the pants I roll out in a XL, which fits just fine, length and all.
The jacket has a great cut to it. Tailor fit almost. The back of the jacket is cut a little lower offering a small tail. The shoulders fit snug but not too tight. All in all, another stellar production from Flylow.
Color: Orange was my fav. It is actually much brighter orange in person….
Me wearing the Labcoat in action at Steven Pass.
smiles all day! I could not help but grin-it-out!
This shot shows how bright this jacket actually is in color.
BUY IT NOW because I love it!
More details coming soon….
all photos: ian coble 2013
What it is: IVY (yes the jacket is called Ivy) by: Orage
Where to buy: $350.00
About: In making their outerwear, Orage actually considers skiing. Not simply protecting you form the elements, but a jacket that is built around the functions and articulation’s that happen while skiing. Form fitting engineered performance for all-weather wear. The Ivy jacket offers premium Prime20™ stretch twill fabric and PrimaLoft® One insulation to provide unparalleled warmth without the bulk.
- PRIME 20 2 PLY
- 20K WATERPROOF
- 20K BREATHABILITY
- PERFORMANCE FIT
- STYLE on and OFF THE HILL
Details: The Orage Ivy Insulated Jacket will keep you toasty warm on the mountain this winter. Per Orage requirements the Ivy is designed to keep you warm, dry, comfortable, and most important of all, looking your very best. This jacket features polyester insulation all over to keep you nice and warm this winter when the temperatures start to drop. Should things get a touch too warm take advantage of pit zip venting that allows you to let some cool mountain air flow through to keep your bodies temperature at a comfortable place. With the Prime 20 fabric technology that has a 20k waterproof and breathable rating, combined with fully sealed seams this jacket will not take on any water and breath easily so that you stay nice and dry and comfortable. There are multiple pockets on the Orage Ivy that are perfect for storing small accessories, including a mesh pocket that is designed specifically for your goggles. The Orage Ivy comes in a Performance fit that provides you with full articulation so you get maximum function and freedom of movement.
More photo’s coming soon…..
Crystal Mountain opens up GREEN VALLEY with limited ops! Yeah! Skiing in the NW!!
Well, now that the gear is out there, and the bull wheels are turning (at least some of them), here is the story behind the Flylow Gear shoot we did last season:
Click here to read more…
Just in to review! Oakley’s newest thermal jacket to compliment the tech line! Full review coming soon!
What it is: Cottage Thermal jacket by OAKLEY 2013/2014
Price: msrp $130 | best buy: THE HOUSE outdoor gear
The Cottage Thermal Jacket creates warmth without extra bulk for a high–performance feel on the mountain. With ultra–lightweight, super–warm Thinsulate™ fill, this jacket delivers a durable, comfortable fit that keeps in the heat. Outfitted with specialized details like a secure storage spot for MP3 players, the Cottage Thermal brings tunes along on a long day of riding.
~Cuffs with elastic binding for a fit that stays in place
~Inner storm flap for protection from the elements
~MP3 porthole with molded trim for secure storage
~Thinsulate™ fill for maximum warmth and minimum bulk
Review coming soon!!! Just arrived!
I just got these to review!! Very excited. I skied on the KR2 PRO all last season and loved it, and I think I will like this model even more because of the hiking features. Features especially important on this boot is the rubberized sole, and the walk mode.
Full review to come soon! Buy Now! BACKCOUNTRY.COM $679
What it is: Dalbello SP Lupo FREE-RIDE boot. New to the Dalbello line for 2013/2014.
Check out the video:
- Shell / Cuff / Tongue: PU / PU / PA
– NEW Cuff with Integrated Ski/Hike
– Center Balanced Stance
– Twin Canting
– NEW Rubber Clad Hike Sole
– Replaceable Toes/Heels
– Buckles: F11 Alu – 3 Micro Adj+ 1 Inverted
Stay tuned for the full review!
Past Dalbello Reviews: KR 2 pro 2013/2014
What it is: Stillwell jacket by OAKLEY 2013/2014
Price: msrp $300 | best buy: BACKCOUNTRY. COM
- Hydrogauge™ 15 fabric provides waterproof protection and enhanced breathability
- Adjustable OOR™ hood, drop tail and cuffs for a comfortable fit
- Magnet system at fixed hood for adjustability
- Vents at underarms for enhanced breathability
- Microclear™ cloth at lens pocket and HDO®goggle wipe to keep lenses clear of debris and condensation
- Taped seams for durability and waterproof protection
- Storm skirt connection with snap and Lycra®for a secure fit with Stillwell pants
- Interior pocket with elastic for secure storage
- Pro Rider Series
- 100% Polyester
- Fit: Loose
Review coming soon!!! Just arrived!