Resort Guide Gear Spotlight – Accessories

Resort Guide Gear Spotlight – Accessories

Welcome to a special Resort Guide installment of Gear Spotlight from FREESKIER. Here, we provide a close-up look at the equipment and accessories that everyone should know about. Can’t get enough gear? Click here to see our entire 2019 Buyer’s Guide.

Leki Spitfire S

The Spitfire S pole from Leki is a true workhorse. Thanks to its high-grade aluminum, these babies are lightweight, yet ultra-sturdy. Leki’s ergonomic non-slip, four-finger Trigger S Pro G grip (new for 2018-19) and Trigger S Vario strap helps prevent you from dropping or losing them on your wild ride, too. The Spitfire S comes with an alpine and big-mountain basket for a tool-less transition from on-piste to off.

Zipline Blurr 16.0 Graphite Composite

The Zipline Blurr 16.0 Graphite Composite is made with ultra-lightweight-yet-durable carbon fiber graphite and a 16 mm shaft. Skiers will feel the difference of this stiffer, lighter-weight pole that allows for quicker and more precise pole plants. A 9 mm powder basket makes this the perfect pole for your powder plundering, while Zipline’s signature “trigger finger” ZipGrip contours to your hand to prevent your gloves from slipping. These poles come in seven killer colors and you’ll find Olympic Gold Medalist, David Wise, sporting the same set of sticks.

PHOOZY Apollo Series Thermal Capsules

The Apollo Series PHOOZY is a thermal-protective phone case made to safeguard your smartphone from the elements. It’ll prevent your phone from overheating in the sun and shutting down in the cold, while also cushioning it from impacts should you drop it or take a spill on the hill. It extends your phone’s battery life without interfering with cellular, Wi-Fi or bluetooth connections. Whether you’re snapping a pic from the top of the tram or jamming to your favorite playlist, never take your phone to the mountain without a PHOOZY.

DPS Phantom 2.0

DPS made a few improvements to its permanent waxless glide treatment for this year. Now, Phantom 2.0 has an at-home outside cure time of two hours as opposed to the original six hours and it’s compatible with a new Phantom Cure Station process–available at select dealers–cutting down cure time to a total of about an hour. Added bonuses: the 2.0 formula is slightly faster than the original formula across all snow conditions and is better for the environment than wax as it doesn’t get into the snowpack and, subsequently, the local watersheds.

Le Bent Le Sock Snow Light

For those who put foot comfort at the top of their priority list, look no further than the Le Sock Snow Light from Le Bent. Sporting Le Bent’s signature blend–45 percent rayon from bamboo, 20 percent merino wool, 33 percent nylon, two percent elastane–this sock ensures your little piggies will feel like they’re wrapped tight in a soft, dry, odor-free blanket. These socks boast a snug fit while cushioning under the foot and over the shin increases comfort ten-fold. Ski from dawn ‘til dusk in these babies, you won’t regret it.  


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