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Everything you need! Longer length in the torso and arms so snow doesn't get in to your warm little cocoon. Keeps you dry in the wettest conditions and has enough bells and whistles to give you options but not too many to weigh you down! Love love love this jacket!
I'm 5'7" 140lbs and wear this in a medium.
Without a doubt, this has been the best thing to happen to my head besides a helmet. It's just the right amount of sag and swag to make this beanie perfect for on an off the slopes. Toss your goggles over it and shred the mountain all day or throw on a cute pair of hoops and hit the town! This beanie does it all...
Note: There is NOT a patch on this beanie unlike the photo shows..
This has been my go to beanie for the last five years, no joke. Ever since I bought my first one, I've always had at least a couple at hand. From the length to the fit to the colors, this beanie has everything on lock. Discrete has always produced the highest quality and I still have that same bright pink Doyonator from five years ago. Can't go wrong loading up on these bad boys..
Well, as the name implies, it will be your favorite beanie. Perfect thickness, perfect, stretch, perfect length...just plain perfect. I have four of them...and I want more. In all the colors of the world. It's just the best beanie period.
Love this beanie! It's baggy and saggy when unfolded, or roll it up for a vintage look! Great for skiing or just wearing around town. Doesn't lose it's stretch either. Get a couple!
Need one ski to do it all this year? Want ski powder in the morning, bumps in the afternoon, and go for a tour at sunset? Well, this is your baby. Enough width and early rise to give you some float in pow, but the sidecut and unrockered tail allow you crush groomers and crud.
I use this ski for touring and everyday conditions because without a doubt it's the best all around women's ski on the market. If you can only buy one pair, these are your babies.
Yup, and we all know it!
It's no surprise that Armada made the best women's ski on the market. With their trusty construction and progressive design, they took their award winning men's JJ, slapped a sexy graphic on it, and created the VJJ! It's generous turning radius make this ski quick and nimble in tight spaces and bumps, but unlike other women's skis it's not a total wet noodle so you can bring them up to speed and leave all the boys in the dust! The early rise is substantial enough that floating in pow is not a problem, but it's not so drastic that it takes away from your edge control when you end up on the groomers. I can't ever get on a lift without someone complimenting the graphic (my favorite ski graphic of all time). The topsheet is textured so it doesn't scratch and is durable...plus the sparkles in the graphic is badass.
So overall, if you're looking for a versatile pow ski or even a one ski quiver, the VJJ is your solution!
So your hands stay dry on days like these...
Alright, first off, I hated mittens. Second off I was skeptical about a freeride ski company (even one as amazing as Armada) making gloves/mittens that would be up the task. Wow, I was proved wrong. Not only were these mittens insanely dry and warm, but they held up through an ENTIRE season (140+ days of skiing) without a single letter rubbing off, stitch coming undone, or losing their waterproofing. I was blown away! And honestly, mittens are not too much of a pain in the butt as long as you're not planning on mountaineering with them! My hands were alway warms, they stayed dry even at Mt. Baker in pouring rain, and they never fell apart. For under a hundred bucks, this is the best mitten (and honestly glove) on the mountain.
Love love love this hoodie! I can use it for anything! Whether it's to keep me dry on the skin track, an extra warm layer for cold days, lounging around the house, or toss me my boots and tights and lets hit the town, I use this hoodie for every part of my life. The aquaphobic fleece is smooth on the outside, fuzzy on the inside, and is treated with a water repellent so when I'm touring in the backcountry I don't have to whip out my shell every time a little dusting of snow comes. The kangaroo pockets zip closed for easy stashing, and the thumb loops are always a nice addition to prevent your sleeves from coming up while you're hiking. I'm 5'7" 145lbs and wear this in a medium. The sleeves easily come past my wrist and the length is just past my butt so it looks super cute with a pair of skinny jeans or tights and boots. Love the versatility of this hoodie and I recommend getting two!!
Without a doubt this is my go to hoodie for everyday life. Whether it's drinking coffee and watching ski movies in my p.j.s, shredding around Alta, or going out for a beer with friends, this hoodie suites my everyday life!
I'm 5'7" 145lbs and wear this in a medium
Note: In the photo I am wearing an XL. Size up one or two if you're looking for a baggy hoodie to wear with tights or you're in to the park skier steeze.
Yes, it does deserve a high five..
Yes!! Finally, a jacket that has all the quality and function of the backcountry brands, with the fit and style of the very non-functional freeride brands. I'm able to take this jacket out in even the toughest conditions and know I'll stay dry and warm without having to worry about the jacket coming up over my butt when I lift my arms up or the sleeves only coming to my wrists. The zippers keep out any water and I'm a big fan of the purple/black metallic contrast on them. The jacket is also lightweight and fairly compressible making it easy to stow away when you're touring. The brushed fleece inside is sooo nice on the ears since I don't have to hear my jacket sounding like a freight train while its flapping in the wind unlike other ultra-thin shells. The hood is nice and big and the collar comes up high enough to protect you from the wind doesn't rub your chin raw.
In a nutshell, this jacket is perfect for the lady shredder who's fed up with the short, fitted, boring designs of other outerwear and is looking for something to turn heads in the Tram line that's also able to stand up to any conditions as she hikes to her favorite summits.
I'm 5'7" 145lbs and I wear this in a medium (go a size up if you want a much baggier look).
Once again, Armada crushes both ends of the fashion spectrum by making a badass, stylish jacket, that also keeps you warm and dry. I can't go anywhere in town without someone asking me where I got it or who makes it. I've never been a camo fan, but this subtle camo with hidden floral accents is beyond awesome. After a long day of skiing, this was the perfect jacket to curl up in to and have a beer. I honestly didn't use it for the purpose of skiing because it's a bit too puffy to go underneath my jacket, but for everything else from going to parties, to running errands, to hanging out at base camp, this jacket has you covered.
Oh hey there hard charging chicka who's been looking for her next ski. Something that flows through pow, rips big faces, pops off your favorites cliffs, and comes in just the perfect size. As a 5'7" 145lb woman, I've found myself in ski limbo quite a few times. Either skis are too short, or too long. It was impossible to find an extra fat playful pow ski that wasn't a total wet noodle, only came up to my chin, or was towering above my head. But finally the Magic J happened. It has a 180 length that's friendly to the shorter guy charger, or the slightly taller shred betty who leaves all the boys in her dust. This became my go to for deep pow days and big lines. It was playful enough to bounce around in the trees at Alta but it's longer turning radius really lets you open them up on steeper, larger terrain. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised though how nimble they were when I got them in some tighter situations!
In a nutshell, it feels like the JJ's on steroids and beyond grateful in comes in a 180 length to let a variety of shredders get their hands on them!
Hey! If you haven't made your decision yet, I might be able to help! The 185 JJ is my everyday ski and I've skied the Zealot a few times for shits and giggles. Honestly they're definitely a bit different. The JJ is incredibly responsive, nimble, versatile, and playful. It wants to move around the mountain and enjoy the terrain where as the Zealot was a little bit more closed minded. It just wanted to go down. Not that it was tough to ski, it just didn't want to give any variety. It's much more about speed and charging lines (which felt shaky sometimes because when you start pushing this ski, the nose flaps all over the place). In a nutshell, they just didn't feel as responsive or playful as the JJ, but they also weren't the most comfortable ski at high speeds. So the JJ will give you the whole package, where I feel like the Zealot maybe charge a bit harder, but if you get in a sticky situation, the B.D.'s might not see you through it...
I want to be back in there..
I can't believe how much I love this tent. I've been looking at it for 3 years and finally pulled the trigger and couldn't be happier. The full screen is epic. The second you turn off the lights it literally disappears before your eyes and feels like you're sleeping out under the stars.
Very light and packable and insanely easy to set up. It was incredible windy our first night but didn't have a problem pitching it quickly. It's pretty cozy for two people but luxuries if you're doing some solo camping. Haven't used the fly yet, but set it up for fun once and it has a pretty proper vestibule and I imagine it'll work just fine.
Buy it..it'll be the best investment you'll make!
Smaller packed up than the Jetboil (if using a small canister)
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