PHOTOS: Chris Wellhausen
It’s often said that the journey is the destination. But damn, it feels good to reach your destination after a long journey. And when you get there, you want your gear to be intact and ready to rip.
RHINO RACK 440L ($443)
Stash almost two hundred pounds of gear in this roof box, and rest assured it’ll stay safe and sound. The box clamps to roof racks with a few quick twists of its four dials, which live inside to prevent theft and lock down more easily than most. The brand name is fitting, considering how strong the materials are.
THE NORTH FACE BASE CAMP DUFFEL ($135)
This durable bag has removable shoulder straps, so it functions as both a backpack and duffel. The 71-liter size offers enough space to stuff this rugged, water-resistant load-hauler with days worth of gear. With thick, padded handles, a wet storage compartment and an internal mesh zip-pocket, it’s meant for the open road.
DC TELEGRAPH ($480)
A versatile choice for female riders at all levels, the Telegraph provides freestyle flex with reliable stability to blur lines between the park and the rest of the mountain. The twin shape turns quickly and presses with ease, while traditional camber keeps solid edge-traction in your back pocket at all times
OAKLEY MOD3 FACTORY PILOT ($150)
This helmet packs a lot of features into a neat, protective package for your dome. A Boa dial for ideal fit, magnetic buckle for immediate release, extra brim to better personalize style, and cupped ear pads designed to minimize pressure add to the in-mold construction and other safety standards Oakley holds their protective gear to.
SALOMON IVY BOA ($250)
This boot’s soft flex lets lady rippers throw down with relaxed comfort while an extra heel harness locks feet in. The tacky EVA outsole absorbs impact and the heat-moldable liner feels luxuriously soft and warm on frigid days. A combination of Boa dialing and quick-lacing keeps the whole package secure, so you can focus on the terrain ahead.
CELTEK GORE-TEX CALYPSO ($80)
10 out of 10 on the warmth scale and nine out of 10 on the waterproof scale, the Calypso women’s mitt is Gore-Tex approved and guaranteed to keep you dry. Goat leather is durable, yet soft and pliable enough to handle things like binding ratchets and large zippers, and Primaloft insulation further warms the finger box to make this the perfect go-to pair in cold climates.