Get your ski gear sorted early this season with our top November gear picks. Whether you’re looking for your next favourite pair of skis or the latest accessories to elevate your time on the slopes, we’ve got you covered!
These lightweight touring boots are built with all the uphill requirements you need combined with Lange’s impressive heritage in downhill performance. Friction free hinges, huge range of movement and lightweight grillamid for easy uphill skinning. Dual Core shell for added rebound and Active Power V-Lock gives you locked down precision for the descent. Built for those of you with an adventurous spirit who do not want to compromise on your downhill skiing.
New cut-resistant base layer tights. Ski edges are sharp and more and more cases have been occurring of people falling and landing on top of the sharp edges of their own skis, creating serious injuries. A new stretchy Dyneema material has been specifically developed for POC to create one of the strongest fibers to prevent lacerations from ski edges. Available as a comfortable cut-resistant base layer for the lower and upper body.
If you’re looking for one of the best performing, safest, toughest helmets on the market you’ve just found it. The Skull Dura Comp combines special VPD impact resistant zones in the forehead and SPIN silicon pads inside the helmet to dissipate impact from race gates or a fall. Now with a built-in size adjuster to fine tune your fit even more. For those of you who like to throw yourself down a hill and hold on tight.
A top of the range versatile free touring ski boot combining excellent fit, control and downhill performance with smooth and comfortable walking on the up. It’s innovative two-piece shell gives you a huge 65° range of movement tour mode for much less effort whilst skinning, but also a more responsive feel when buckled up and turning on even the widest of touring skis. A great free touring boot with no compromised performance in either direction.
Dryrobes have become huge over the summer whether you’ve been using them sitting outside with friends, away camping, at the beach, outside at the pub, or watching your kids play their favourite sports… Now your dog can join in the action too! Tough, waterproof and wind resistant outer shell lined with super warm lambswool so you can all venture out whatever the weather.
For the last 10 years the Cochise has been a go-to boot for freeride skiers, instructors and coaches looking for a ski boot that can tour and ski in equal measures. Now in it’s new iteration the Cochise has been completely redesigned, enhancing its performance, improving its versatility, reducing its weight, optimising its fit and ability to be customised – all whilst maintaining its impeccable skiing heritage. These always have been a benchmark boot for exploring the mountain and they’ve now got even better.
So many more of you have got into touring over the last few seasons, but you’re not necessarily after the tightly clad ski touring image from the past! Bridging the gap between touring and freeride the ‘line chaser’ anorak is for those of you doing exactly that. A modern looking freeride pull-over-the-head jacket which doesn’t compromise on touring breathability, lightness and stretch. With its lightweight feel and small pack size this jacket will stand you in good stead for multiple uses whether for freeride, touring or day to day street wear.
Pair these lightweight breathable touring pants with the Line Chaser Anorak and you have a comfortable match made in freeride ski touring heaven! Great fit and freedom of movement for skinning up and most importantly for uninhibited hooning back down!
Lighter carbon mesh in the tips and tailored titanal metal, adapted to each ski length, helps make the new Mantra M6 more agile from turn to turn, more controllable, but also more directed performance onto an edge. With it’s added 3D radius, tighter under foot and more open in the tip and tail, you can easily adjust your turn shape for whatever terrain is in front of you. Every time a new Mantra appears on the scene it’s a ski test winner and this model is no different, more versatile than ever and winning more awards to match.
Billed as a playful ski that has no speed limit. This is our kind of ski! The shape of the new Impulse range of skis gives you added maneuverability at speed and a strong and sturdy under foot feel for ice and rapid off piste adventures. If you’re after a ski that can ski equally well as a solid freeride ski or a touring ski then these could be your match. For those of you who need playful planks that can charge on command.
Designed as a modern resort ski, combining playfulness, carvability and float off-piste. They’re quick from edge to edge and feel like a slalom race ski on piste, but elongate that carve out and you’ll be touching the snow and making troughs. The wide tip and swallow tail gives you a surfy playful feel off-piste. With their distinctive good looks they will surely turn some heads and not just because of the ski, but the way you’ll be skiing on them! 10-out-of- 10 smile factor coming up!
Welcome to the new lightest fully-featured avalanche transceiver on the market! Pocket sized for comfort, whether you’re wearing it in a harness or prefer to wear it inside a trouser pocket. Bluetooth enabled so you can easily update software, manage settings and even enter a training mode, all from your smartphone. With the usual tech of a bigger unit, 3 antennas and a 50m range you’re not making any compromises on search performance either. A superb easy to use, non-bulky avalanche transceiver that everyone skiing off-piste should own!