With the snow season upon us, it's time to get geared up with the latest and greatest ski and snowboard products. We've complied a list of gear deemed most functional and fashionable this winter. We took a few cues from TGR athlete, Angel Collinson, who has an epic part in our new film, Way Of Life, for her top picks for chicks this season. Tried, true, and tested in the Tetons. Drop in!
You just ran out of excuses to not protect your head. Forget the days of uncomfortable, awkward brain buckets. The Smith Vantage Helmet is a stylish, durable and reliable lid, built to protect your noggin when it matters most. The all-new Hybrid SL design combines an ABS shell with an In-Mold construction that can handle the toughest impacts, without compromising comfort. Its Aerocore Technology protects your precious brain with four Koroyd inserts that increase airflow through the helmet and absorb more energy from impacts than most traditional inserts. http://goo.gl/7kAaiO
This essential backcountry pack has all the features you need, including a quick-access avy-tool pocket, insulated hydration sleeve, and a reactive suspension system the moves with your upper body for enhanced balance and agility. This is Angel Collinson's go-to backcountry pack and what she used when filming for Way Of Life in the remote Neacola Mountains in AK. http://goo.gl/FcyejZ
TNF created this jacket for women who are eager to explore the backcountry, no matter the conditions Mother Nature throws their way. The Free Thinker Jacket is part of the Steep Series Collection, which incorporates a three-layer Gore-Tex Pro shell and fully taped seams, guaranteeing waterproof, breathable protection against the toughest elements. Angel Collinson backs this jacket and so do we. http://goo.gl/opVujB
Smith combined sleek styling with its easy-to-use quick release system, making the I/O Interchangeable Goggle the perfect goggle for all of your adventures, all-season long. http://goo.gl/9eGVi4
These skis are made for hard-charging lady rippers who want an all-mountain ski that performs in the powder. A mid-fat waist and torsion box wrap give the Volkl Kiku Ski quick edge-to-edge power and control, and the wide tip and Full Rocker profile make the ski feel a hovercraft in deep pow. It features a wide-radius sidecut for high-speed stability and arcing turns top to bottom. The ski also sports carbon reinforcement that silences chatter on those long run-outs. http://goo.gl/I5uv4q
The women's Untracked Pant has unparalleled waterproofing and breathability thanks to its Gore-Tex three-layer construction. The feminine fit boasts stylish lines, while the mesh-lined thigh vents and DWR-treated gaiters allow for easy temperature regulation when hiking in the backcountry or riding on those warm spring days. http://goo.gl/lpqfO0
Running on Roxy's EC2 BTX profile, the Smoothie Split has rocker between the feet and a mild elliptical camber in the tip and tail. The result is deep snow float with plenty of control on hardpack. The true twin shape lends itself to unrestricted backcountry freestyle, but it also crushes powder turns on exposed faces with ease. This deck comes with Karakoram hardware, which is used to secure the two halves with an ultra-strong clip system. This deck is perfect for those backcountry missions when you want to get outside and off the beaten path. http://goo.gl/csaJjZ
Premium goatskin leather offers natural water-resistance, which keeps your paws warm and dry in even the gnarliest of conditions
The Haver Soft Shell Jacket is a windproof middle layer that offers premium comfort and protection on the mountain. A nylon/spandex blend creates water–resistance and plenty of stretch to keep you dry and provide an unrestricted fit. The jacket’s elastic trim at the hood and cuffs keep in heat and keep out the elements. Functional and fashionable—it’s the perfect go-to mid-layer this season.
The Soul Poles Vibrant Soul Ski Pole is made entirely of recycled and sustainable materials. The solid bamboo pole has the tensile strength of steel and is nearly as light as its carbon-fiber competitors. The vibrant colors and a classy vintage look make this pole a great choice. http://goo.gl/8BNsPh
This all-mountain monster is built with the Hybrid Boa, the most proven and versatile closure system to date. By combining traditional laces and Boa, Vans has unleashed a hybrid whose perfect fit, zonal customization, and quick access can be matched by no other lacing system. The Ferra's mid-range flexibility provides just enough bend for a responsive reaction without sacrificing the power you need when charging steep and deeps. This is a go-to boot for lady rippers ready for their next challenge. http://goo.gl/DIK5wJ
Teton Gravity Research Classic Beanie $24.95
TGR's Classic beanie is the everyday toque perfect for all ladies, from the hardcore to the snow bunnies.
For women who refuse to compromise downhill performance in a touring-capable boot, the Black Diamond Shiva MX 110 Alpine Touring Boot offers big-mountain confidence with full backcountry touring capability. Although it is the women's-specific version of the Factor MX 130, it is by no means the same boot with a different color scheme. The 100mm v-shaped last and 110 flex rating are tailored to the geometry of the female foot and the forces a woman's body exerts on the boot. The boot’s 100% thermoformable Direct Connect liner ensures a great fit right from the start. To accommodate alpine or tech bindings, the Shiva features Black Diamond's game-changing MX Direct Connect swappable sole-block system, which makes for quick and easy transitions from touring to resort mode.
These Arc'teryx Women's Phase SV Bottoms are designed to keep you dry under your shell pants, even as you're working up a sweat on the skin track or snowshoe trail. They're the ultimate undergarment designed with feminine finesse. http://goo.gl/aUkXTt
These bibs are for backcountry babes who are working towards being badass. They are durable, functional freeride pants that come with a zip-off bib. Norrona also used Gore-Tex's thin 13mm tape to cover all the seams for extra waterproof protection that prevents snow from seeping in, but because the tape is so thin, this lightweight pant remains non-bulky and ready for any skiing or snowboarding adventure. http://goo.gl/zXjSMY