This Retro-Inspired Gear Will Make Spring Skiing Funkier Than Ever
Never fear, if you are still on the hunt for the best flair on the mountain — we’re talking Warren Miller’s film Ski Country meets modern rave — then we got you.
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Okay, spring is here. If you are not digging through the bins at your local thrift store for ‘80s-era bunny suits or neon windbreakers, then you are clearly missing out. Never fear, if you are still on the hunt for the best flair on the mountain — we’re talking Warren Miller’s film Ski Country meets modern rave — then we got you.
A trend back in the 1980s, colored nose coats have almost all but disappeared from the general ski populace. Protecting your face from the sun is rad. Let’s bring it back.
Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover ($129)
The Snap-T has been a constant companion for outdoor enthusiasts since 1985. This sweater has been destined for greatness since Patagonia worked with Malden Mills (now Polartec) to innovate from what was originally toilet-seat cover fabric into durable, soft, wearable threads, dubbed Synchilla, as an alternative to wool. Warm and ever-stylish, pick the brightest color to send spring alpine lines.
Turtle Fur Lush Bucket Hat ($34.95)
Neck warmers are Turtle Fur’s name to fame, but since the company’s inception in 1982, their product line has expanded a bit. So, yes, maybe it’s not “retro” but a fuzzy bucket hat will make everyone else jealous. I mean, common’ it keeps you warm and it looks like cotton candy.
Cotopaxi Kapai 1.5L Hip Pack ($30)
There’s nothing more functional than a fanny pack. Wear it around your waist or sling it across your chest to keep valuables close. 100% recycled and repurposed fabric and colorful combinations keep the functionality and funk high. Plus, each “Del Dia” design is unique.
Pit Viper Bonaire Breeze Try-Hards ($129.69)
The Try-Hards are Pit Viper’s first shades with interchangeable lenses and a customizable Kill-A-Gram frame system so you can change your lens according to conditions. Plus, the Try-Hards bend at the ears and nose to fit your face and helmet with ease. With the bright colors, huge lens coverage, and Pit Viper clout there’s nothing you can’t ski.
Shinesty Ski Suits ($349.99)
Complete your retro look with a head-to-toe ski suit. Choose from a collection of high-quality suits with 80s-inspired neons and rainbow patterns. Big bonus: these suits come with modern pockets fit for your cellphone and ski pass.