Gear

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things This Week

What the SKI staff is loving right now, from suds and tunes to staying slope-ready and warm on the coldest of days.

Testing new gear is always on the to-do list here at SKI, but every so often it’s nice to be able to reach for our trusted favorites. Here’s what the SKI editors are digging this week.

Theragun Mini

Theragun Mini
Photo: Courtesy of Theragun

This handheld massage gun has saved my butt during the pandemic, literally. I normally see a physical therapist and chiropractor at least once every three weeks, but because of the virus, I’ve cut down on those visits and taken body maintenance into my own hands. The Theragun Mini is the perfect-size tool to comfortably handle and use on yourself. Three different power levels make the gun versatile enough to use on big and small muscles, and the included ball attachment is great for relieving trigger points in the hip, glute, calf, and psoas muscles—everywhere we as skiers tend to get sore. $199 —Jenny Wiegand, Content Producer

Half Time Beverage

Halftime
Photo: Courtesy of Halftime

If you’re like me, and pandemic lockdowns have led you to exhaust the entire craft beer selection at your local shop (no judgment here!), Half Time is a revelation: a way to get cans, bottles, and 4-packs from breweries around the country that you read about online but have never seen on the local shelves. It costs an arm and a leg and takes freaking forever to arrive, but when it does your refrigerator will resemble some sort of Instagram influencer and the three people in your pod who you’re allowed to drink beer with will finally have something new to talk about. Prices vary  —Micah Abrams, VP of Content, Snow + Ski

Aloha Collection


Aloha tote
Photo: Courtesy of Aloha Collection

 

Aloha Collection has been creating new playlists on Spotify pretty regularly since the start of the pandemic and it’s mostly what I listen to all day. It puts me in a good mood, like I’m on an island vacation, while I’m working or driving to the mountain or washing dishes. These are great vibes for your parking lot après scene too. Free on Spotify. Side note: Aside from curating amazing playlists, Aloha Collection makes splash-resistant tote bags made from Tyvex that I use to throw all of my ski stuff inside and in my car. The bag protects my gear from melted snow and mud in my car. Totes from $58 —Sierra Shafer, Editor-in-Chief

Kari Traa Eva Hybrid Capri

Kari Traa Eva Capri
Photo: Courtesy of Kari Traa

These down-filled pants are a lifesaver on super-cold ski days at the resort. With stretch-fabric panels down the sides and below the knees for freedom of the movement, plus a slick face material that lets them slide easily under shell pants without bunching up, the Eva Hybrid Capri does a great job of keeping the booty toasty on the frigid ski days we’ve been having here in Colorado lately, especially on chairlift rides. Pro tip: Throw them on over tights or joggers for early-morning dog walks; you’ll be able to stay out longer and your pup will appreciate the extra time outside. $110  —Samantha Berman, Content Producer