The burly winter cold has hit. Temperatures are dropping around the country, with negative readings most notably plaguing the east coast. But the mercury dropping extra low isn’t always a bad thing. Colder temperatures mean drier snow and better powder. Any avid snowboarder knows that when it gets extra cold it’s important to suit up properly and get after it. After all, you can be sure that many will use the cold as an excuse for a day off, so your chances of scoring good turns will undoubtedly jump when the thermometer drops. That’s why this week in Collected we chose to focus on gear that will keep you warm and in the mountains even on the coldest of days. Remember, there is no bad weather, just bad clothing.
Volcom Guide Gore-Tex Jacket
The Volcom Guide Gore-Tex Jacket is ready for the elements. Designed for professional mountain guides and dedicated snowboarders, this three-layer waterproof, yet breathable shell will keep you dry no matter what the weather does. With more pockets and features than you knew existed, you can be sure to stay prepared all season long. What’s more, Volcom’s jacket-to-pants zipper interface allows you to connect them to your pants and lock out all snow, so when the conditions get deep you stay comfortable.
Volcom Guide Gore-Tex Pant
When you are venturing out into the cold, it is important to have outerwear that you can rely on. Volcom’s Guide Gore-Tex pant was designed alongside their jacket by the same name for professional guides and avid snowboarders that don’t let cold temperatures stop them. Explore the mountains worry-free, warm, and dry this season.
Dakine Snorkel Base Layer Fleece
The Snorkel from Dakine is designed for optimal warmth on days that might actually warrant a snorkel. This quarter-zip fleece base layer ends up surprising most with its better-than-advertised versatility. While the midweight stretch fleece material fits comfortably beneath a jacket due to its slimmer cut, the Snorkel is still loose enough to be worn by itself when trekking up spring skin tracks, without looking like some sort of jogger's spandex. And thanks to its effective Polygiene Permanent Odor Control Technology, it's capable of being worn day in and day out without stinking up the bottoms of your pack once you do finally take it off.
686 GLCR Core Down Insulator
This 686 jacket is designed with hybrid insulation, mountain styling, and enough technical details to keep even the biggest gear nerds stoked. Wear it on its own around town, or layer up when the mercury drops under your shell. Versatility is important, and this lightweight jacket will be your new go-to layer all season long.
Burton [ak] Oven Mitt
Tried and true, the Oven Mitt has stuck around all of these years for a reason. Outfitted with Gore Windstopper outer fabric to keep your hands warm while allowing ample breathability, and topped off with Rugged Gnar Leather palms for premium durability, these gloves are sure to stand up to even the worst mountain conditions. Top it all off with Burton’s Screen Grab tech so you can still use your phone and devices with the gloves on, and you’ve just found yourself one of the best cold weather mitts on the market.
Coal The Mesa Clava
The premium merino wool balaclava packaged in a lightweight design. A good facemask will change your world, and this one is up there with the best. Comfortable, breathable, warm, and designed to meet your every need without anything you don’t. Some balaclavas put style over function, but The Mesa from Coal does it a bit different. Keep your face protected and extend your days in the mountains this season with this cold-weather offering from Coal. You can thank us later.
The North Face Thermoball Traction Booties
Booties are the new hot product, and for good reason too. The North Face’s Thermoball Traction Bootie is what you get when you take the warmest and most comfortable pair of slippers you own and upgrade them with outdoor capabilities. From waking up at home to unloading your gear and booting up in the lot, they are sure to keep your toes warm in the coldest of temperatures and make your mountain experience that much more enjoyable.