Ed Schmults, the CEO of Wild Things—an East Coast softgoods company—thinks the future of technical outerwear is customization. And he's not just talking color. He thinks people should be able to pick a style of jacket and then choose everything from how many pockets it has to what kind of material it's made of.
Unless you booked a ticket to Chile or live in Alaska, ski season is over. It was a good one, but it's time to move on. Stop lusting after Dynafit's Beast 16s and start thinking about your summer gear needs. How are you going to get some color back in those legs? What's it going to take to burn off the summer beer calories?
One of my favorite new summer accessories is Suunto's Ambit2 S watch. It's like a computer on your arm that helps you maximize workouts so you're in top form when the snow starts falling again next winter.
Temperatures are heating up and so is parking lot après season. And whether you’re coming back to the car after a long tour or legendary slushy bump runs, two things are for certain: 1. You want your post-ski beer to be frosty 2. It probably won’t be. To prevent your Tacoma’s Gem Top from turning into a scorching beer oven. Bend, Oregon’s Hydro Flask introduces its 64 oz. Wide Mouth Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Growler—a growler designed to keep hot contents hot, and cold contents cold.
After a mild North American winter and with a free place to stay, Pip Hunt, McKenna Peterson, and Amie Engerbretson made a 12-day trip to Mürren, Switzerland in search of soft snow, sun, and big mountains. The three were shooting a segment for a Poor Boyz-produced K2 team movie and Lynsey Dyer’s upcoming all-women ski film, Pretty Faces.
Bamboo cores, carbon stringers, and super thick bases make ON3P skis solid as a rock and fun to ski. But the real secret to the company's success seems to be a heaping ton of elbow grease.
Started by Scott Andrus out of his garage, the company had a lot of growing pains early on but also worked itself to the bone to become one of the premier indie ski brands on the market.
"We definitely got our ass kicked at the beginning," says Andrus, who is now the president of the company. "But today we feel as far as build quality there is not much out there that compares."