Gear & Gadgets Fall 2011

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Special thanks to sponsors at the Ski Canada Test at Silver Star

Special thanks to sponsors at the Ski Canada Test at Silver Star

1 You don’t need a day skiing bumps to appreciate the advantages of a Max Sports Bra Top from Shock Absorber ($67). Google “bounceometer” (when the
boss isn’t around) for a visual demonstration of how Shock Absorber can reduce damaging breast bounce by up to 79 per cent.

2 Bollé’s Nova Ski Goggle ($90-$120) comes in a variety of lenses to suit weather conditions, as well as the Bollé Modulator high-contrast, light-reactive
lens that changes tint density with the changing light. It also has Flow-Tech venting to ensure no fogging and exceptional optics.

3 More for less! High-end Phenix offers fully insulated stretch jackets with ergonomic design, laser-cut detail, and Phenix waterproofness and breathability for less
loonies than we thought. Men’s Down Fluffy Jacket, $299.

4 Second Skin is a ubiquitous golf line that skiers have now picked up on for good reason. The Ladies Drywick ¼ Zip Pullover ($65) uses Hydrawick technology to quickly absorb and disperse heat-generated moisture.

5 Soft, supple, non-itch Spring Leggings ($99) by Icebreaker of New Zealand may have you converting your entire outfit to merino wool products. With
an athletic fit for freedom in all the right places, Icebreaker breathes and wicks moisture naturally—and doesn’t hold odours!

6 The full leather SX-2 X-Plode ($169) by Swany is one sweet glove with its varying amounts of Primaloft insulation, a perspiration-wicking lining and a
dryfinger waterproof/breathable membrane with heat reflective properties. Stash your stash in the utility zipper pocket.

7 Now that’s a sock! SmartWool’s PhD Medium Cushion Ski Sock in Lime ($31) with 4 Degree Fit System can take hundreds of washings and still offer an all-day,
odour-controlled perfect fit.

Ski Canada Staff
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