One of the toughest aspects of seeing all the wonderful new ski and snowboard gear at the SIA Snow Show in Denver each January is knowing you won’t be able to buy any of it until next fall.
You can, of course, take some of the newest boards out for a test spin at National Academy 2013 coming to Snowbird, Utah, April 14–18, thanks to several of PSIA-AASI’s hardgoods partners. But if you want to get your hands on these three highlighted softgoods, you’ll have to wait until the next PSIA-AASI Accessories Catalog shows up in your mail in September.
Hestra Fall Line 3-Finger Glove
Hestra says its new Fall Line glove collection is one of the brand’s best-fitting snowsports models ever. This glove is made of all leather with outseam construction for superior pole grip and comfort. It offers warmth, dexterity, and on-mountain style with natural leather colorways to match any riding ensemble. In the 3-finger version, you can increase your hand warmth without sacrificing your thumb and forefinger dexterity.
Photo (above) of Hestra's Erin Tulley by Peter Kray
Icebreaker Sierra+ Hood
Known to most snow pros for its collection of baselayers and socks, Icebreaker’s new Sierra+ Hood is a great-looking piece for wearing as a mid-layer on the mountain or for jogging around town. A brushed-fleece back made of 100 percent merino keeps you warm and insulated, while a water-resistant hood and sleeves provide for a wide range of motion while still protecting you from the weather.
Photo (right) of Icebreaker's Matt Hazel by Peter Kray
Patagonia Untracked Anorak
Strengthening its women’s Snow collection was a primary focus for Patagonia for next season, with an emphasis on innovative construction, a dialed women’s-specific fit, and feminine styling. To that end, Patagonia is introducing the women’s-only Untracked Anorak for Fall 13, a 3-layer Gore-Tex snow pullover inspired by the vintage Patagonia “Pneumatic Pullover.” It offers snow-specific features such as a low-profile powder skirt, a side-zip for easy on/off, and a helmet-compatible hood.
Photo (right) of Patagonia's Jamie Cherry by Peter Kray
- Peter Kray