Style out the ladies in your life by giving the gift of gear. Our top pick for chicks who rip this season are high-tech goggles, snowboard pants that provide warmth and agility, and skin care products for high altitudes and high winds. We also included our selects for a new all-mountain freestyle board, a sleek watch, and a functunal, yet fashionable recycled down jacket and skirt. There are a lot of awesome products out there, but here are a few of our picks for women who ride hard.
Dragon X1s ($270) – Transitions lenses have been in the eyeglass game quite some time, and lately have made big splashes with goggles. No need to swap lenses when light changes unexpectedly because the advanced technology in these does the work for you.
COOLA SPF 30 Body Spray ($36) & Environmental Repair Kit ($138) – Protect your skin from harsh elements before and after days in the sun, cold or wind. Natural and organic ingredients cover, exfoliate, hydrate and relax you. COOLA has won multiple awards for their eco-friendly spa products, and it becomes obvious why once they’re applied.
Oakley RIO BZS Overall ($260) & Silver Queen Soft Shell ($250) – Oakley’s relaxed-fit bib and soft shell pants are new ladies’ favorites. Maybe it’s the super-cozy, durable construction with 15,000mm of waterproofing and inner thigh vents found in both models. It could be the bib’s wide, adjustable suspenders and pockets galore that stash more than enough on-hill essentials. Or perhaps it’s their faded denim appearance that goes with just about any jacket. Or the soft shell’s brushed interior and spandex stretch, along with hem zippers that open wide enough to pull over boots. Whatever it is, the ladies on our staff are extra stoked on these bottoms for winter.
Never Summer Women’s Proto Type Two ($500) – Sister to the men’s 2017 Good Wood winner bearing the same name, this all-mountain freestyle twin with asymmetric sidecut has the entire mountain in mind–park, bowls, trees, even bumps. The medium flex pattern with rocker between the feet and camber beneath holds a hard edge but turns on a dime.
Nixon Arrow Leather ($150) & Gold Stainless Steel ($200) – Leather class or clean with flash, this time teller is offered in different styles for many occasions. Show your sweetie how much she’s appreciated by pointing this Arrow at her heart. Or just wrap her wrist with it.
Patagonia Recycled Down Shirt ($199) & Skirt ($99) – Environmentally conscious coziness isn’t just a fad. It’s a lifestyle, and in this case it comes in the form of 600-fill power recycled down and polyester. A water-repellent finish further readies these windproof fabrics for winter weather, along with hand-warming pockets. The 16-inch inseam skirt reaches the lower thigh, and goes great when paired with leggings and topped with a warm jacket.