The park, the peaks, and even the streets are the battlefield. And the Foursquare Victory Insulated Jacket, with its durable and 15K-rated weather resistance and zonal insulation, is your secret weapon to coming out on top, enjoying the spoils of war.
Best Price: $249.95
The idea behind the Mountain Hardwear Mixaction Pant is simple–a minimal, climb-specific pant made with only the finest materials possible and designed in collaboration with top ice-climbing athletes. The tough softshell main body fabric stretches to allow an unlimited range of motion, and it also breathes well to let sweat vapor escape while you climb. This eliminates the moist, clammy feeling that shell pants give you. The softshell main body is reinforced with a panel of double-weave ripstop with Dry Q Elite technology in the seat for maximum durability and waterproof protection. To say that the Mixaction is entirely minimalist is inaccurate. Mountain Hardwear added kick patches at the inner calves for protection from crampons. These kick patches extend almost to the knee. It then lowered the hand pockets to make them harness-friendly. Side zips allow for easy ventilation, and articulated knees improve your mobility. Finally, it added an elasticized waist with a built-in, adjustable nylon built for a design that has become a staple for any good pair of climbing pants.
Best Price: $189.95
The Arc’teryx Altra 65 pack handles gear-heavy weekends or light-and-fast multiday trips. This workhorse pack combines an advanced suspension system with a sturdy frame and light materials. Highly breathable suspension system creates a direct link between spine, suspension and bag. Suspension is bonded directly to the pack body for comfort and stability; features twin removable aluminum stays for reliable load support. Anatomically shaped shoulder straps feature a core layer of perforated, air-permeable foam lined with breathable mesh for next-to-the-skin comfort. Shoulder straps adjust both vertically and horizontally for a personalized fit. Rotating Load Transfer Disc lets the hipbelt pivot, following your natural movements for agility and stability. Thermoformed, triple-density hipbelt promotes airflow and evaporative cooling. Removable and expandable top lid comes with 2 zippered compartments and a map pocket. Extendable collar with drawcord adds capacity to the main compartment for handling large loads. Top-loading pack design also features a full-length, inverted-U zipper, allowing quick access to the main compartment through the front panel. Features a hydration-reservoir sleeve with port and hose clip for the drinking tube (reservoir sold separately) . Front kangaroo pocket is perfect for stashing gear you may need in a hurry. 2 stretch-mesh side pockets with elastic drawcords secure your water bottles or snacks. 4 compression straps and padded compression wings let you cinch down your load for jostle-free carrying; features micro daisy chains for lashing on gear. 100-denier Invista HD Mini Ripstop nylon and 210-denier Ripstorm nylon fabric is light and strong; silicone/polyurethane coating resists punctures and water. Pack base is made of burly, 420-denier Invista HD plain weave nylon to stand up to years of heavy use. Color: IRON OXIDE; Size: Short/Regular
Best Price: $449
Relax. You’re covered. The POC Spine VPD Tee wraps you in armor that would have made King Arthur turn and run. The Spine VPD incorporates shoulder cups, breast plates, and a spine protector so no matter how you fall, your upper body is protected. Visco-elastic polymer dough is what makes the POC Spine stand out among spine protectors. This special polymer conforms to the shape of your body for added comfort while helping to absorb impacts so your body doesn’t have to. All of this protection is fitted around a design that allows your body the maximum amount of mobility so that you are able to avoid crashing in the first place.
Best Price: $239.95
It may be dry and warm where you live, but it’s the rainy season where you’re headed. Stay on top of changing weather with the highly packable ExOfficio Rain Logic Jacket. This travel-worthy rain jacket comes with fully taped seams and water-resistant zippers prevent falling rain and snow from sneaking in through the fabric joints. A plethora of interior and exterior pockets provide dedicated space for your passport, boarding pass, keys, phone, and other travel gear.
Best Price: $198.95
Built for warmth, the Marmot Women’s Jena Down Jacket is a must-have on any cold-weather excursion or downtown adventure. Complete with 800-fill goose down, the Jena packs a surprising amount of warmth into a trim fit at a light weight. Keep your fingers warm in zippered hand pockets while you peruse cold weather campsites or shop windows.
Best Price: $199.95
The Dynafit Manaslu Lady of the Summit skis live for big-mountain adventures where powder snow is plentiful and steep lines abound. Ultralight paulownia wood cores keep the skis light and exceptionally smooth on every turn. Biaxial prepreg fiberglass and carbon layers above and below the core provide good torsional stiffness and lateral reinforcement without weighing the skis down. 92mm ski waists (on the 169cm skis) float through powder and crud during big-mountain, high-speed descents; 23cm-long rockered shovels excel in soft snow. Dual radius sidecut, featuring a tight radius toward the front and a wide radius in the waist, allows both quick turn initiation and large turns at high speeds. Patented titanal Dynafit Ski Insert System eliminates the need to drill your ski for Dynafit bindings (sold separately) and creates excellent ski-to-binding holding strength. Patented SpeedSkinFix attachment system securely attaches Dynafit skins (sold separately) to skis. SpeedSkinFix system does not interfere with the attachment of other brands of skins that feature a tip loop and tail clip. Base or topsheet color may vary from online photo. Dynafit Manaslu Lady of the Summit skis have a sintered graphite coating on the bases to enhance glide and improve wax retention. Color: WHITE; Size: 161 CM
Best Price: $699.95
The Marmot Ridgecrest Insulated jacket combines waterproof, breathable protection with water-resistant insulation to keep you warm and comfortable in just about any weather. 2-layer Marmot MemBrain nylon fabric provides durable, waterproof and breathable protection; fully sealed seams block out moisture. Thermal R synthetic insulation is water-resistant to keep you warm in wet weather. Brimmed hood with volume control tab personalizes the fit. Zip hand pockets; chest pocket with water-resistant zipper; internal zip stash pocket. Exterior and interior storm flaps; adjustable cuffs; drawcord hem. The Marmot Ridgecrest Insulated jacket offers a comfortable, regular fit. Color: CINDER; Size: XXL
Best Price: $185
Distributes weight evenly, enabling driver to handle wind, passing trucks, winding roads and everyday driving with more confidence, control and stability. Every Hellwig sway bar is engineered and developed for your specific application and includes high tech polyurethane bushings. Made in USA.
Best Price: $378.88
With a clean and simple design, the Ibex Izzi Full-Zip Sweater functions like performance clothing while offering a flattering, feminine shape. Made from a heavyweight 21 micron, stretch wool blend, the Izzi sweater insulates while providing light stretch that moves freely and easily. Merino wool draws moisture away from skin where it evaporates to keep you dry, and it traps your body’s heat to keep you warm. Merino wool products naturally include antimicrobial properties to help keep your garment odor-free. Izzi jacket is extremely soft and comfortable; a difference that can be felt. Hidden full-zip with double sliders. Zip handwarmer pockets. Shaped cuffs cover the tops of the hands. Easy care wool fights off weather and dirt, so it doesn’t need washing as much as other fabrics; it air dries fairly fast, too, so it’s almost maintenence-free. When it does need washing, for best results, machine wash on delicate cycle in cold water. Color: DARK HUMUS; Size: XL
Best Price: $165