Mother Nature provides the goods for day three of FREESKIER Apparel Test

Mother Nature provides the goods for day three of FREESKIER Apparel Test

Featured Image: Zoya Lynch

Mother Nature came through for the third day of the FREESKIER Apparel Test at Retallack Lodge. Waking up to a few new inches of fresh spring snow and a storm that had parked itself over the Selkirks, the crew chowed down on breakfast and headed for the hills to continue testing out new threads from 14 of the industry’s best brands with the help of Retallack’s two Bombardier snow cats. Between yesterday’s bluebird spring conditions and today’s more winter-like weather, our testers have been able to put 2019-2020 outerwear, midlayers and baselayers to the ultimate test.

With snow forecasted to continue through the end of the week, tomorrow is sure to bring even softer conditions and wetter weather, allowing for incredibly in-depth reviews, which will end up in the Buyer’s Guide this September. For an exclusive look at today’s testing grounds, scroll the photos below, and be on the lookout for more content from the second annual FREESKIER Apparel Test presented by Auclair Gloves.

Enjoying a cup of coffee in the Spyder All Out Anorak. PHOTO: Bruno Long
Sander Hadley throws down in the FW Manifest 2L Jacket and Bib. PHOTO: Bruno Long
Our hands are toasty and dry this week thanks to Auclair Gloves. PHOTO: Bruno Long
Publisher Damian Quigley in the Backcountry Stretch 3L Jacket and Heavyweight Bibs.
One of our testers getting after it in the Columbia Men’s Powder Keg III Jacket and Snow Rival II Pant. PHOTO: Zoya Lynch
The Flylow Domino Jacket. PHOTO: Bruno Long
Assistant Editor, Erin Spong, finds a fresh stash in the Eddie Bauer Women’s BC Finelines Jacket and Bib. PHOTO: Bruno Long
Scoping lines in the Columbia Women’s Powder Keg II Jacket and Snow Rival Pant. PHOTO: Zoya Lynch
The FW 2L Jacket. PHOTO: Bruno Long
Slarving in the 686 GLCR Stretch GORE Hydrastash Sync Jacket and GLCR Stretch Gore Dispatch Bib. PHOTO: Zoya Lynch