Kitted: 12 pieces of gear for warm weather skiing
While we always love a nice, cold powder day, there’s something to be said about those warmer days when the sun’s out and there are zero worries. So, with that in mind, we’ve rounded up 12 products that’ll serve you well when the temps go up. Whether it’s a moderate day mid-winter or a classic spring ski session, all of this gear gets the job done.
1. Hudson Men’s Xero3 Riding Shirt — Faction
Pack away that heavy coat and swap it out for Faction’s Xero3 Riding Shirt. This 10K/5K garment is lightweight, breathable and super stylish—from laps on the mountain to post-shred drinks.
2. Shackleton Men’s Xero3 Pants — Faction
Sporting a slim fit, 10K waterproof rating, adjustable boot cuff and inner-thigh venting, this pant from Faction is built to take on warm days like a champ with a wonderful combo of function and style.
3. Great Joy Skis — Head
4. ARV86 — Armada
Plow around the mountain with confidence and style via the ARV86 and its many warm weather-friendly specs. Rockered tips and tails, camber underfoot, pop-lite core and impact-resistant edges will serve you well till the lifts stop spinning.
5. Factory Spring Glove — Oakley
You need a spring glove to spring ski, and that’s exactly why Oakley made this hand protector. It’s lightweight, breathable and sports a super-grippy, no-slip palm.
6. NFX2 w/ Lumalens — Dragon
Boasting an easy-to-use lens-change system and Lumalens tech, which increases color and contrast, Dragon’s NFX2 goggle takes on warm days with total excellence. Not to mention, that frameless style is absolutely beautiful.
7. Vantage MIPS — Smith
While the Vantage can take on winter’s brutality like a champ, it crushes warm days like no other. Buckle ‘er up, pop open its 21 total vents and finish the season off strong, not sweaty.
8. Wind Jacket 2.0 Glasses — Oakley
In the world of ski-friendly glasses, Oakley’s Wind Jacket 2.0 is king. It’s a mix between glasses and goggles, really, with one kickass Prizm lens and a detachable strap so they stay on tight when you’re going Mach 100.
9. I/O7 w/ Black Chromapop Sun Lens — Smith
A proper goggle is key to crushing spring laps and Smith’s I/O7 is one of our favorite options. Plow through slush and bumps with its Chromapop lens; everything around you will be more colorful and clear than you could possibly imagine.
10. Hawx Ultra 130 — Atomic
11. Coldgear Infrared Legging — Under Armour
Keep your comfort on point and your lower half stink-free with these top-of-the-line leggings from Under Armour. Additionally, its compression qualities provide a close-to- skin fit, paired with stellar odor-nixing properties.
12. Team Burrito Speaker Fannypack — JammyPack
What’s a beautiful day on the hill without tunes? Nothing—that’s what. So bring along the JammyPack, a fanny pack with a built-in Bluetooth speaker. Our style suggestion: this burrito- covered edition designed by Joey Brezinski.