Gear

2014 Outerwear Outtakes

This is what happens when you mix box wine, Spam, and a day out of the office.


There's nothing wrong with a couple of dudes lovin' on love each other—unless you're in Russia.Find out more about the jackets and pants we tested.

There’s nothing wrong with a couple of dudes lovin’ on love each other—unless you’re in Russia.

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It's all about laying in the snow, sipping on boxed wine and enjoying the company of other folks who also enjoy laying in the snow and sipping on…

It’s all about laying in the snow, sipping on boxed wine and enjoying the company of other folks who also enjoy laying in the snow and sipping on some boxed wine.

There's nothing like a good chicken fight to settle differences on the slopes. The lifties who put money on the minx with the pink dome piece went…

There’s nothing like a good chicken fight to settle differences on the slopes. The lifties who put money on the minx with the pink dome piece went home richer.

There's something to be said about maintaining class on the slopes. Much of it comes down to Riunite wine and Spam. People weren't asking for…

There’s something to be said about maintaining class on the slopes. Much of it comes down to Riunite wine and Spam. People weren’t asking for seconds.

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This overly qualified skiboarder has mastered the role of the damsel in distress and managed to wrangle two strapping young lads to

This overly qualified skiboarder has mastered the role of the damsel in distress and managed to wrangle two strapping young lads to “teach her how to ski.” Well played.

Hey you over there! Yes you. Come, have a seat and join our mountain soiree of ridiculously good looking people.

Hey you over there! Yes you. Come, have a seat and join our mountain soiree of ridiculously good looking people.

Quality gear is about versatility, durability, function and feel. But emotion, artistic expression, inspiration and eccentricity should never, ever…

Quality gear is about versatility, durability, function and feel. But emotion, artistic expression, inspiration and eccentricity should never, ever be entirely ignored when donning oversized mittens.

Peace is found within... underneath your down coat, heavily insulated ski pants, fleece pullover, Superman T-shirt, scratchy-wool long underwear and…

Peace is found within… underneath your down coat, heavily insulated ski pants, fleece pullover, Superman T-shirt, scratchy-wool long underwear and Zinka. We swear, it’s in there.

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Around midday, the crew took a break from the exhausting task of testing gear and took the time to test the vertical jump of every person on the…

Around midday, the crew took a break from the exhausting task of testing gear and took the time to test the vertical jump of every person on the mountain. The winner went home with a mix tape and the four beers from a PBR sixer.

Four PBRs later, inner spirits come out to play.

Four PBRs later, inner spirits come out to play.

“Probably gonna drop somethin’ big today.”

A big landing after sending some big air (it's too bad we didn't capture the big air portion of this event).

A big landing after sending some big air (it’s too bad we didn’t capture the big air portion of this event).

Gear can only look as good as you look. And you look good.

Gear can only look as good as you look. And you look good.

While not all of the testers were skiers per se, it was a successful attempt to get people out of their dimly lit homes and in snow for the first…

While not all of the testers were skiers per se, it was a successful attempt to get people out of their dimly lit homes and in snow for the first time.

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Sampling refreshments becomes equally important as sampling equipment.

Sampling refreshments becomes equally important as sampling equipment.

When quality gear meets untapped sex appeal, this is what you get.

When quality gear meets untapped sex appeal, this is what you get.

No end-of-day tester debriefing session is complete without post-ski recovery food: bananas, Franzia, Tab, and Spam.Find out more about the jackets…

No end-of-day tester debriefing session is complete without post-ski recovery food: bananas, Franzia, Tab, and Spam.

Find out more about the jackets and pants we tested.