Smith Goggles and Helmets

SIA 2012 Trends

We're on the floor of the Snowsports tradeshow and we're starting to notice some trends. This is what we think you're going to be seeing a lot of.

If you want everyone to know you are eagerly anticipating your trip to Mt. Hood, then you need a closet of tall tees, the brighter the better. To really drive your point home, accessorize with some SkullCandy headphones. With the help of your goggle tan, people should get your priorities right away. Just make sure your shorts are slightly longer than your tee.

Summer Ski Steez

How are people going to know how big you can go when you can’t wear your beacon and your boots to the bar? Here’s how.

 3.  POW Royal The cozy microfleece lining in these gloves makes you feel as if you’ve stuck your hand into a koala bear, er, into the fur of a koala bear. The inner cuff blocks snow and its Velcro closure somehow (magic?) doesn’t stick to jacket cuffs.  [$70;]  

Essentials: Gloves

The season's best mittens and gloves. From leather, Gore-Tex, and goatskin, this selection will leave you anything but hypothermic and soggy handed.


Trend Report

Harder, better, faster, stronger - and just plain cooler. If it's been awhile since you visited a ski shop, here's what you're missing.