Kitted: 10 items for the frontside shredder
Sometimes, all you really want is a good, fast, top-to-bottom frontside shred session with the wind whipping through your hair and not a care in the world. It’s with days like these in mind that we put together this kit, which will serve any frontside skier well from first chair to last. Kit up, click in and get out there.
1. Zone MIPS — Giro
Stay safe and stylish out there with Giro’s hybrid (in-mold on the sides, hard shell on top) Zone helmet—equipped with MIPS, plenty of vents, anti-odor protection, a POV camera mount and a super sleek look.
2. Men’s Montana ETip Glove — The North Face
Named after one of America’s greatest, and most challenging skiing states, the Montana ETip glove is a go-to for serious skiers—complete with waterproofing, insulation and touch screen-friendly ETip fingers.
3. Balance — Giro
Fully featured with triple-layer face foam and a spherical, anti-fog-coated ZEISS lens, the Balance goggle takes on winter like a boss. Whether it’s a groomer, park lap or tree run, these goggles are money.
4. Keyhole 2L Gore BDZ Jacket — Oakley
Open the door to skiing nirvana with the Keyhole, decked out with two-layer Gore-Tex, tons of pockets, a helmet-compatible hood and Biozone down liner. Zip up, shred everywhere and repeat.
5. Pinnacle 95 — K2
Playful yet powerful, the Pinnacle 95 is an all-mountain ski you’ll be happy to have strapped to your feet, no matter the conditions. All-terrain rocker, strategically placed composites, metal laminates and an aspen-nanolite core result in 100% epicness.
6. Basecamp Hoody — Strafe
Use this top-notch garment as the foundation to your layering sandwich this winter. Its Polartec Power Grid fabric will keep you warm and dry, while a scuba hood and slim fit keep the functionality on point.
7. Durston Pant Baselayer — Dakine
The soft, lightweight and breathable Durston Pant Baselayer from Dakine will do any type of skier well on any type of day. Live in ‘em all season long and rock on.
8. Hammer 130 — Head
Throw the hammer down all over the mountain with this bombproof boot from Head. Its three-piece shell, stiff profile and stellar shock-absorbing properties make it one of the most reliable boots out there.
9. Attack 18 — Tyrolia
The Attack 16 is all about power transmission and stability; its Freeride Pro Toe with a horizontal spring as well as its three-piece heel offer dependability on the burliest of terrain so you can send it as hard as possible without worries.
10. Timber BZS Overall — Oakley
Overalls are making a comeback and Oakley’s Timber BZS is your sure shot at staying on top of the trend. You’ll appreciate its 15K waterproof rating, ankle gussets and BioZone Shell lining system.