In this first installment of a new regular feature here on TheSnowPros.org site, longtime PSIA-AASI Merchandise Coordinator/Warehouse Manager Max Felix puts a spotlight on some of the top ski and snowboard products available to PSIA-AASI members.
With nearly 20 years of experience in ski and snowboard retail, Max knows what products work and is more than happy to share his insight with others. As he said, “My passion is providing members with what they want and what they need, so that everybody can have the same life-shaping experiences that I have had in the mountains!”
This week, Max said, “I would like to start off featuring the new relationship with Icebreaker and the line of products that we carry in the Accessories Catalog
Icebreaker merino clothing and accessories are produced with one principle in mind—that real fleece, the fleece that comes from a merino sheep’s back, is warmer, tougher, and more comfortable than fleece derived from plastics.
The merino is one of the world’s most ancient breeds of sheep, and one of the toughest. Different from regular sheep that chew grass in the lowlands, the merino sheep Icebreaker harvests from live in the extremes of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Regular sheep would freeze to death up there. But the merino’s fleece is built for extremes—breathable in summer, insulating in winter, yet exceptionally soft and lightweight.
Icebreaker merino combines the best qualities of traditional wool, synthetics, and cotton. It’s soft and non-itch, warm in the cold and cool in the heat, and it breathes to prevent clamminess and has a miraculous ability to ward off stinkiness, too. It is also renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable.
The PSIA-AASI Accessories Catalog
features just a few of the great products offered by Icebreaker, including the Glacier Hat and Men’s and Women’s Ski+ Lite Sock.
Got a gear question? Shoot Max an e-mail; he's happy to help!
PSIA-AASI members who want to go directly to the Accessories Catalog Log-In Page can click here.