Kitted: 12 pieces of gear for warm weather skiing

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.

[su_button url=”https://www.factionskis.com/hudson.html” target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#006699″ size=”5″ radius=”5″]$169 — Shop now[/su_button]

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.

[su_button url=”https://www.factionskis.com/shackleton.html” target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#006699″ size=”5″ radius=”5″]$209 — Shop now[/su_button]

3. Great Joy Skis — Head

Ladies looking for the ultimate spring skiing tool will find solace in the Great Joy. This all-mountain ripper has camber underfoot and rockered tips to power through all types of snow and terrain.

[su_button url=”https://joy.head.com/skis” target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#006699″ size=”5″ radius=”5″]$650 — Shop now[/su_button]

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.

[su_button url=”https://freeskier.com/gear/armada-arv-86-review-2017″ target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#006699″ size=”5″ radius=”5″]$400 — Shop now[/su_button]

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.

[su_button url=”https://www.oakley.com/en/mens/new-arrivals/new-bags-and-accessories/factory-spring-gloves/product/94280/?skuCode=94280-01K&categoryCode=m0104″ target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#006699″ size=”5″ radius=”5″]$50 — Shop now[/su_button]

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.

[su_button url=”https://www.dragonalliance.com/en-us/snow-goggles/nfx2-156658/722-6298-999″ target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#006699″ size=”5″ radius=”5″]$180 — Shop now[/su_button]

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.

[su_button url=”https://www.evo.com/helmets/smith-vantage-helmet.aspx” target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#006699″ size=”5″ radius=”5″]$230 — Shop now[/su_button]

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.

[su_button url=”https://freeskier.com/gear/oakley-wind-jacket-2-0-prizm-review-2017″ target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#006699″ size=”5″ radius=”5″]$150 — Shop now[/su_button]

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.

[su_button url=”https://www.smithoptics.com/us/Root/Men’s/Goggles/Snow/I-O-7/p/IE7CPEIBO17″ target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#006699″ size=”5″ radius=”5″]$230 — Shop now[/su_button]

10. Hawx Ultra 130 — Atomic

Whether you’re enjoying slush bumps, steep chutes or pond skims, the Hawx can always be relied upon. It’s stiff and durable, but incredibly lightweight, offering the best of both worlds.

[su_button url=”https://freeskier.com/gear/atomic-hawx-ultra-130-review-2017″ target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#006699″ size=”5″ radius=”5″]$700 — Shop now[/su_button]

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.

[su_button url=”https://www.underarmour.com/en-us/1238397/pcid1238397-040″ target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#006699″ size=”5″ radius=”5″]$55 — Shop now[/su_button]

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.

[su_button url=”https://www.jammypack.com/products/team-burrito-by-joey-brezinski-bluetooth” target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#006699″ size=”5″ radius=”5″]$70 — Shop now[/su_button]



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