Trip Preparation

 SKI EQUIPMENT

Oakley Ski Goggles £175

 

You can’t get much cooler on the slopes than when your goggles stand out. Cue these Oakley ski goggles, designed with cutting-edge technology to ensure your optimal visual experience when on the slopes, apparently resulting in a ‘game-changing’ performance. These Flight Deck XM ski goggles are inlaid with rimless Prizm™ lenses that provide unprecedented vision along with an F3 anti-fog coating to enhance overall visibility. The High Definition Optics® (HDO®) technology also improves clarity and offers impact resistance. They’re worth every penny.

 

 

Hestra Ski Gloves £100

How to stay happy on the slopes? Keeping those hands toasty warm, that’s how. If your fingers start to feel like bricks of ice, you’re in serious trouble. Step forward the reliably trusty Hestra ski gloves – a Swedish ski glove specialist that has been making ski gloves for more than 80 years. Guaranteed to keep you warm, these windproof, waterproof and breathable 3-layer shell fabric protects against the elements. With a breathable inner fleece liner, neoprene cuffs and a balm to keep the army-grade goat leather in top condition, they also boast toggle cuffs and a velcro fastening for easy use. You couldn’t wish for more in cold conditions.

 

 

North Face ThermoBall Hooded Men’s Jacket £160

The North Face Thermoball Hooded Men’s Jacket is the item that every man wants in his wardrobe. Regardless of whether he’s active or not, we see this on as many men in the pub as we do on the slopes. Originally started in 1968 by two outdoor enthusiasts, The North Face is the name to know for any keen mountaineer, skier or climber. The Thermoball jacket is as versatile as it is stylish: with a mid-weight shell featuring Thermoball insulation it’s perfect for wet weather but also offers warmth when worn as an inner shell on the slopes. The jacket has an adjustable hood, covered hand warmer pockets and an internal elastic cuff, but also compresses to make it easily transportable should the weather warm up. The Thermoball technology is the new alternative to down meaning that it retains heat but also performs when wet. Oh, and it’s handily machine washable. You see? It’s a real all-rounder.

 

 

Smartwool Ski Socks £24.99

Everybody needs a good pair of socks when skiing. You’d be surprised how many days of swooshing down the slopes can be ruined by ill-fitting socks and ski boots. In fact, they go hand in hand for a happy holiday unison. These tried-and-tested SmartWool ski socks are the business. The high performance socks are made of a mixture of merino wool, nylon and elastane, perfectly moulding to your feet to protect those unknown areas where blisters seemingly appear out of nowhere.  The 4Degree® elite fit, strategic cushioning and Virtually Seamless™ toe technology reduce skier’s shin bang whilst adding warmth and comfort to those toasty toes. The Indestructawool technology also offers incredible durability meaning your socks stay in place all day long. We’ve tried them. We’ve loved them. In fact we simply won’t ski without them.

 

 

Burton Side Country Backpack £120

Sporty and rugged this is the perfect backpack by renowned adventurer brand, Burton. The Burton Side Country Backpack has a substantial 18 litre capacity, maintaining a compact shape with space for all the necessities needed with which to brave the elements. With an internal pocket for your snow tool, a fleece-lined goggle pocket to protect your important piece of kit and vertical carry straps for your skis or board, this backpack is one of the best on the market. With vertical carry straps, the compression moulded back panel even has targeted Airflow zones to keep you well ventilated when the going gets tough. The backpack also has adjustable ice axe attachments and an adjustable sternum strap to help lighten the load. Sleek in style and hard-wearing in design, this backpack is perfect for the adventurer in your life.

 

 

Skins Compression Short Sleeve Top £33

Sporty? If so, he is undoubtedly looking for the next challenge. Whether it’s cycling, swimming or running he’s into he may have already combined all three and signed up for a triathlon challenge. Skins are the go-to people for highly engineered and technical sportswear. Their clothes are made from the finest lycra and Meryl Microfibre making this Skins Compression Short Sleeve Top a respiratory aid reducing lactic acid build-up as well as regulating body temperature whatever the weather. One for any sport man gent it even offers 50+ UV protection.

 

The onesie is back! Huski is a new breed of skiwear. A modern take on the all in one classic. They have taken the beloved all in one from the 80s and modernised it in its entirety – style, fabric and features.  Each Huski boasts an array of unique features such as in-built glove clips, a touchscreen compatible phone pocket and in-built braces for lunching and après skiing with the top half down.  In short – highly functionable and highly fashionable.

To receive a 10% discount at Huski, please use the code MENSOS on checkout

 

Available in over 800 ski hire shops for cheap ski and snowboard hire, you can’t beat Skiset for your ski rental this winter. The most cost effective way for you to find kit in advance of your trip this year, saving you time and energy when in resort.

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