The Gear Closet: East Coast Powder Day

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The Gear Closet: East Coast Powder Day

Most Eastern resorts are situated fairly close to the ocean, which adds moisture content to their snow and requires top-notch waterproofing in garments—with insulated midlayers to combat that wet cold—and skis that are maneuverable enough to handle heavier pow. 

A. Line Sir Francis Bacon

Buy Now – $800

Line’s popular Sir Francis Bacon boasts a 107-millimeter waist width and horizontal convexities in the tip and tail that make slashing, floating and buttering through powder a dream. These puppies are an ideal ski for East Coast powder paradises like Jay, Stowe and Smuggs’. 

B. Faction Candide 2.0 X Mademoiselle

Buy Now – $799

Boasting the same construction as Faction’s award-winning CT 2.0, the 2.0 X Mademoiselle is a poppy and playful true symmetrical twin-tip that’s geared toward skiers with a propensity for implementing freestyle maneuvers into their all-mountain shredding. With a 102-millimeter waist and rockered tips and tails, it’s at home in a few inches of East Coast freshies. 

C. Armada Evers GTX 3L Jacket

Buy Now – $579.95

Steeze and stiff-arming nasty weather, that’s the Evers’ M.O.  The three-layer GORE-TEX jacket, with a four-way stretch powder skirt, is adept at keeping moisture away from your undergarments and a slightly oversized fit and two different colorways ensure you’ll be looking good while plundering pow from Massachusetts to Maine. 

Pair w/ Armada Delway GTX 3L pant

D. Flylow Avery Jacket

Buy Now – $370

A warm and cozy as fresh cookies down jacket combined with a badass hard shell makes the Avery Jacket a damn fine option for East Coast powder days. Intuitive two-layer ripstop fabric ensures waterproofing and durability on the exterior while 100 grams of synthetic insulation in the guts will keep you toasty without getting burnt. 

Pair w/ Flylow Sphynx Bib

E. Strafe Sunnyside Alpha Anorak

Buy Now – $269

You’ll need a midlayer to stay warm amongst the brutal East Coast cold this winter. The Sunnyside Alpha Anorak has two-way stretch for boosted mobility and is packed with 80 grams of breathable Polartec Alpha insulation for warmth that also breathes. 

F. Anon M4 Toric Goggle

Buy Now – $299.95

The M4 boasts a toric lens that gives you an incredible field of vision and Anon’s Magna Tech utilizes magnets in the lens and frame to make swapping out your lenses amidst that Nor’easter a breeze. 

G. 686 GORE-TEX Source Mitt

Buy Now – $69.95

Waterproof, ultra-breathable and warm; what else could you want from a pair of mitts? The Source also has pre-curved inner fingers that ups dexterity and the navy denim fabric design screams fashion.

H. Anon Echo MIPS Helmet

Buy Now – $189.95

The Echo MIPS features an in-mold shell construction that sheds grams and boasts a sleek, low profile look that’ll have you eager to strap on your brain bucket. The Echo also boasts 15 active vents to blow off steam during tiring powder plundering, MIPS for added protection and a BOA fit system to fine-tune your comfort. 

I. Full Tilt First Chair 10

Buy Now – $800

Made for those who post up for first chair before first light, the First Chair 10 is the stiffest boot in the Full Tilt lineup. The three-piece shoe is ultra-responsive, boasts shock absorbers under the boot board and its Intuition Pro Wrap liner is among the comfiest—and warmest, ideal for an “East Coast wintry mix”—on the market.

J. Salomon S/Pro 100 W

Buy Now – $725

Ever skied deep powder in mid-January in northern Vermont? It’s fucking cold. Luckily the customizable liner in Salomon’s S/PRO 100 W is pre-shaped and completely seamless, which not only improves comfort but toasts those toes up nicely. Salomon’s Core-Frame Construction—an insert that guarantees the boot’s stiffness and shape holds even after the shell-molding process—ensures incredible strength, comfort and minimal weight.