Whether it’s a sunny spring day, or mid-January powder day- what to wear is always tricky in the mountains. The climate in Colorado is ever changing and unpredictable, thus it’s important to have versatile gear that keeps you comfortable in all conditions. We teamed up with our friends over at Helly Hansen and Supergoop to make sure you’re ready for whatever hits you this ski season.
Layers, layers, layers:
Since 1877, Helly Hansen has been on the forefront of innovative products. Helly Hansen worked to develop what we know today as the 3-Layer System™. The 3-Layer System™ calls for wearing a base-layer, mid-layer, and outer-layer to provide the best possible for protection from the elements.
The Helly Hansen HH LIFA® Active ½ Zip for men and women is a performance baselayer, delivering light weight insulation and comfort for everyday use and high performance activities. HH LIFA® light constructed with 100% Lifa fiber is quick-dry, very breathable and super lightweight. Continually perfected over the last 40 years, Lifa® Stay Warm technology is the unique ingredient of all Helly Hansen base layers.
The second layer is your mid layer. Fleece is a standard mid-layer because it is appreciated for its warmth and comfort. The Men’s November Propile Knit Fleece and Women’s Graphic Fleece Hoody are a warm and solid piece with a traditional knit sweater look and reinforcement patches. A perfect piece to keep you warm throughout the winter.
We saved the best for last- The Helly Hansen Alpha 3.0 Jacket and the Women’s Kvitegga Shell Jacket! The new Life Pocket is integrated in the chest pocket and will preserve the battery life span of your mobile phone longer in the cold environment. You will not fall short of technical highlights on this jacket with a light 4 way highly breathable, waterproof, stretch Helly Tech® Professional outer fabric and a brim with hiviz fabric to unfold when the slopes are crowded to keep you visible for fellow skiers. The jacket use Primaloft® Insulation with a body mapping philosophy to keep you warm in the right areas and our highly innovative H²Flow™™ system turbocharging mechanical venting keeps you dry, warm or cool depending on the outside conditions.
Now that you’re geared up and prepared for whatever situation mother nature throws your way- make sure your skin is prepared for the sun and wind that skiing demands:
Bluebird Days Set
Get ready to embrace slope-side sun protection! This Bluebird Days Suncare Set is the perfect trio to pop in your parka to ensure you’re protected AND ready to reapply every two hours.
Stay protected throughout the day with these suncare essentials!:
Purchase yours at Supergoop.com.
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