Snowbird, Alta, Lake Powell, University of Utah
The Hero 3+ is a good step up from previous models. I have tons to say about it, but I'll keep it short and just list my favorite improvements and features of this camera:
-The lens is slightly bigger than the regular Hero 3 black. This increased the sharpness of the image quality a fair bit.
-Audio recording has been improved
-It is much smaller and lighter than ever
-The battery length is 25% longer than the Hero 3 black
-It is only slightly delayed (maybe 1/4 of a second) on the live preview on the GoPro app compared to about 3-4 seconds on the hero 3 black.
These are my favorite features of the 3+ black. I have been using GoPros for several years and they just continue to get better. I am a cinematographer and use these all the time, so if you have any specific questions for me, don't hesitate to ask!
Don't just assume your hands will fit based on other gloves you've owned. These seem to run small. Go off of the size chart and you should be all good!
This is the perfect helmet for anyone who complains of helmets being too bulky or heavy. Wearing this, you'll think you're just wearing a beanie with the same protection of a helmet. 100% recommend!
I've got the maze and I/OX and love that combo.There's no gaper gap and it fits the helmet perfectly. Only complaint is that the plastic connection on the goggle doesn't always fit best with the goggle clip. Other than that it is a perfect match. Any smith goggle and smith helmet setup will likely work great though.
I use them in any conditions and absolutely love them. They'll charge just about anything and still make for an awesome park ski. They are a soft ski like all K2s, but If you prefer a ski that's a little more forgiving, they're awesome. They may get a little bit of chatter at speed, but it's manageable if you know how to ski it.
What type of skiing are you going to be doing mostly? For strictly powder skiing, I'd suggest mounting them back (around -1), but if you're going to be skiing more aggressively, I'd suggest mounting at 0 or even +1 or +1.5
The skins need to be just wider than the widest point on the ski. That way you can cut them down. It is better to overshoot it than undershoot it because you can always trim them down. Which skis are you on? I'll let you know which ones would work best.
You will never wear another pair of gloves again after wearing these. They're a workhorse- strong, incredibly warm, and made of the best leather out there. Whether you're summitting Aconcagua, trekking across Greenland, or ripping a big mountain line like Seth himself, these are the gloves for you.
I'm on my third pair of these shades. (Left the first two in public restrooms on separate occasions... don't ask). They are magic, that's why I keep buying the same ones. The only reason I give them a 4/5 instead of 5/5 is that the screws can get loose and the arms swing in, marking up the lenses. Other than that little problem, these shades are the ones for you. Prepare to spit some mad game!
I would suggest going with the 172s. These have a 50/50 rocker/camber profile, so they are going to ski a little shorter than a regular camber ski of the same length. If you are a fairly strong skier, you should be able to handle the 172 no problem and it's what you're going to want if skiing the west.
Go with the 125s, you will need to cut down the skins anyway. The only part of the ski exposed with the skins on should be the edge.
Neff never disappoints when making beanies and this hat in definitely no exception to that rule!
Pretty functional jacket for skiing or any outdoor use. If you're looking for a good jacket to layer with, this is a great option as you can easily zip in and out layers and change the warmth of the coat. Not a huge fan of the style of jacket, but that's just me.
Don't ever buy a ski sock that is not made from merino wool. These will work great for any skier, there is a bit of added padding in the shins of the socks that will help out on cutting down on shin bang. Overall a very warm, functional sock!
These pants are really nice for your average day of skiing, I would not recommend wearing too many layers underneath because they are quite toasty as is!
I got this jacket just as a casual wear and I really like it. The material is sleek and the design is pretty sick. The 686 lettering on the front of the blue and black jacket is difficult to see. My only other complaint is that this jacket does run a little big. Normally I wear a men's L and large was a bit big on me for this jacket. It does have a handy Ipod/Iphone pocket with an interior spot for your headphones to run through the jacket to your ears. Perfect if wearing this for some springtime shredding!
I love this pack for inbounds and light backcountry trekking. It holds all you need for light trips. I can easily fit my shovel, probe, goggles, and extra layers in there along with some GoPro camera gear despite the small size of the pack. I own the size M/L and it fits me perfectly. I'm 5' 11" and weigh 155 lbs. The pack is soft and comfortable and doesn't even feel like I'm wearing a backpack while I ski. If inbounds, you can sit on the chairlift just fine without feeling like you're getting pushed off the lift by your pack. Overall awesome!
This headlamp is awesome and does everything you need. It is a one button control, very light, and really bright for its size. If you're simply looking for a headlamp for hiking, climbing, or setting up camp at night, this is the way to go.
Sorry for the late response, but the rocker in these skis makes them ski a fair bit shorter than their actual length. I ski them currently, and I'm 5' 10', 155 lbs and they ski awesome, I definitely wouldn't want a shorter length, they're stable and can cruise over anything at that length while still being easily controllable.