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How to Test Outerwear

Step 1: Have friends like Flylow Gear and Powder Addiction. Step 2: Get lucky.

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Timing is everything. Until last week, Colorado's Front Range had been experiencing yet another lean winter. But in the days leading up to our trip…

Timing is everything. Until last week, Colorado’s Front Range had been experiencing yet another lean winter. But in the days leading up to our trip with Flylow Gear and Powder Addiction Snowcats, the snow turned on and Jones Pass recieved over 18 inches of fresh. Located just an hour outside of Denver, Powder Addiction is the metro area’s quickest fix for backcountry turns and deep snow. It was the perfect testing ground for new Flylow’s new outerwear. We probably used up a little karma with this one.

Live in Denver? Check out Powder Addiction’s website.

Photo: Megan Michelson

 

The weather provided some optimal testing conditions for outerwear. Available next season, Flylow's new Lab coat and Compound pant are made with…

The weather provided some optimal testing conditions for outerwear. Available next season, Flylow’s new Lab coat and Compound pant are made with Polartec NeoShell fabric. Both pieces kept the elements out while still providing incredible breathability. The Lab and the Compound will be perfect pieces for both touring and resort skiing.

Photo: Megan Michelson

Though the weather was tricky and the wind-affected snow created some avalanche hazard, the skilled guides at Powder Addiction Snowcats showed us…

Though the weather was tricky and the wind-affected snow created some avalanche hazard, the skilled guides at Powder Addiction Snowcats showed us plenty of deep Front Range powder.

Photo: Kevin Luby

The wind never let up, but Flylow's outerwear kept the elements out. The weather was shit but the snow was so good. We were glad to have jackets that…

The wind never let up, but Flylow’s outerwear kept the elements out. The weather was shit but the snow was so good. We were glad to have jackets that worked.

Photo: Megan Michelson

Fielding Miller samples the goods at Powder Addiction and tests the deep-snow capabilites of Flylow's new threads.Photo: Megan Michelson

Fielding Miller samples the goods at Powder Addiction and tests the deep-snow capabilites of Flylow’s new threads.

Photo: Megan Michelson

Not bad terrain considering the whiteout day. Jones Pass and Powder Addiction delivers a pretty unique experience in close proximety to Denver.Photo:…

Not bad terrain considering the whiteout day. Jones Pass and Powder Addiction delivers a pretty unique experience in close proximety to Denver.

Photo: Megan Michelson

After a long day of killer skiing and gear testing, the crew shares a few beers in the Jones Pass parking lot.Want more info? Check out Flylow Gear…

After a long day of killer skiing and gear testing, the crew shares a few beers in the Jones Pass parking lot.

Want more info? Check out Flylow Gear for choice threads and Powder Addiction for sweet, sweet Front Range pow.

Photo: Megan Michelson