Summer’s nearing its end and fall’s almost here. In other words, ski season is right around the corner. But before your skiing stoke levels go through the roof, make sure to end the off-season on a high note by way of the many activities out there that are still calling your name. From fishing to biking to paddle boarding, there are still many adventures to be had, so make them the best they can be with these 14 products.
POC | $230
POC’s Require is a no-frills sunglass that works for any occasion—from the trail to the streets. It’s made up of durable grilamid plastic and high quality Zeiss lenses, topped off by a classy matte finish that’s ridiculously sleek. Additionally, keep in mind that POC is a Sweden-based company, and everything the Swedes make is guaranteed to be stylin’.
Princeton Tec | $29.95
Headlamps aren’t just straps with light bulbs anymore, and few brands proves as well as Princeton Tec with the Sync. This thing has incredible rotational ability—including the ability to point straight down and aid with activities like cooking—as well as several different light modes and a 150-hour battery life.
Red Paddle Co. | $1,299
Paddle boarding is all the rage right now, and if you want to get in on the fun, go with this top-notch inflatable board from Red Paddle Co. Pump it up with the included Titan Pump, lay it down on your preferred body of water and admire its supreme buoyancy. Just don’t forget how fun skiing is when you become obsessed with the serenity paddle boarding offers.
Sage | $895
It won’t be long before you’re waking up before sunrise to go shred lines, but while you wait, rip lips with the X Rod from Sage. Its lightweight profile combined with plenty of modern tech that increases precision and cuts down on vibrations make this a great choice for both new and seasoned fishers alike.
Sage | $439-499
That lovely Sage rod will need a proper reel, and the brand’s 6200 Series boasts a variety of options that are tough to beat. All made of top-of-the-line aluminum, they can hold 200 to 300 yards of line depending on how much you’d like to spend, and they also come in a variety of colors that can match with any kit.
Wildhorse Tech Pack
Fishpond | $229.95
Folks with an appreciation for some good ol’ fishing will love the Wildhorse Tech Pack. Keep your less-needed items in the back area, keep the must-have items easily accessible in the front and reel fish in all day long without any equipment-related issues whatsoever.
Sonic-Pro Stocking Foot Wader
Redington | $299.95
Fishing without proper waders is like skiing in jeans. Avoid that rookie move and invest in Redington’s Sonic-Pro Stocking Foot Wader. Built with four-layer waterproof and breathable fabric and double-taped seams, these are the high-tech ski pants of the river—not to be overlooked.
Hanging Lake Crew
Smartwool | $130
Whether you’re cozying up on the couch or sending it out in the wilderness, Smartwool’s Hanging Lake Crew is a fantastic garment to keep on at all times. It has a relaxed fit, but its high-tech blend of various active-friendly materials like merino wool and elastane keep it ideal for any adventure.
Insulated Wide 20oz
Klean Kanteen | $32.95
The car’s all packed, the route’s all planned, you hit the road and—crap—your coffee is lukewarm. Avoid that ever-so-common problem with Kleen Kanteen’s Insulated Wide 20oz, which can keep that coffee hot for 14 hours. And if you’re more of an iced coffee fan, it keeps that cold for a whopping 40 hours.
Men’s Kingston Thermoball Shacket
The North Face | $199
This comfortable and stylish garment—a mix between a shirt and a jacket—will carry you through every season of the year. Insulation keeps you warm, snap buttons offer supreme functionality and a relatively thin profile makes it a great underlayer when the days get colder. (Yeah, we can’t wait till those days, too.)
Men’s UA Verge Mid GORE-TEX
Under Armour | $169.99
Yes, Under Armour makes hiking boots now. And, yes, they are totally awesome. In addition to top-of-the-line GORE-TEX waterproofing on the exterior, they rock comfortable cushioning inserts in the forefoot and heel areas to make every step a good one, no matter how rough the trail may be.
VonZipper | $150
These polarized, durable and stylish sunnies from VonZipper will serve you well from the off-season all the way into winter. Wear ‘em in the city streets, then take ‘em to the mountains knowing they’ll get the job done the whole time. Can’t go wrong with the Booker.
Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
Wyoming Whiskey | $40
Reward yourself after a long day in the outdoors or at the office with some of the best whiskey in the business. Straight out of cowboy country in Wyoming, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of this liquidy goodness nearby. Not to mention, drinking whiskey is a rite of passage for all real skiers.
Hopper Flip 12
YETI | $279.99
The all-new Hopper 12 from YETI is the best cooler in the game for on-the-go outdoorspeople. Its lightweight profile and soft exterior collectively provide an alternative to YETI’s typical heavy duty plastic products, and its ability to retain cold temps for literally days on end makes it a no-brainer for storing your beverages (fits a 12-pack perfectly) and meals.