Steals and Deals: The Best Winter Gear BargainsApril 4th, 2012 By Greyson
Winter fun is winding down, and it’s a perfect time to scoop up the best deals on snow and ski gear so you’re ready for next season. We’ve got ski sales, discounted ski jackets and gloves, and Smith Goggles going for cheep! For this week’s Steals and Deals we’ve got an awesome pair of Black Diamond Ski Gloves, one of our favorite backcountry skis, some sweet ski shells and great all-around goggles.
The Dynafit Stoke is a fantastic all around backcountry ski with powder dimensions and shape with enough stiffness for variable conditions and edge hold for icy couloirs. read more in our Dynafit Stoke Review in a recent backountry ski comparison.
And here are some specs:
Weight: 3100 g per pair (173 length)
Turning Radius: 34.5/20.1m (173 length)
Construction: Isocore paulownia ultralight wood with stringers in beech and bamboo with biaxial prepreg, fiberglass and carbon reinforcement
The Black Diamond Guide Glove is a super warm, waterproof and durable ski glove that’ll last you years. If you’ve always just bought cheep gloves to get you from one season to the next, felt snow leak through or cursed cold fingers, do yourself a favor and get a real pair of gloves – these things don’t go on sale often!
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The Smith Scope Pro Ski and Snowboard Goggle is a great all-around goggle at an incredible price! The dual-lens has Airflow ventilation in the brow to increase circulation to keep the inner lens dry and fog free, and the lens color, Ignitor Mirror, offers a great all-conditions tint that isn’t too bright and overwhelming on sunny days, while still offering the contrast you need to see on storm days – a TMS favorite.
Here’s the specs:
The North Face Chamwa Jacket is a screaming deal at this price, full waterproof breathable protection at a fraction of the competition. Using The North Face’s proprietary HyVent waterproof breathable fabric, it keeps you dry from the elements outside and perspiration inside. And it’s got all the right features for a day on the slopes, like a goggle pocket with goggle cloth, MP3 player pocket, pass holder and powder skirt.
If you’re old shell is worn out and no longer waterproof, check out why The North Face is one of the best in the business.
This backcountry-born soft shell hoody was one of the staff favorites here at Tahoe Mountain Sports this winter, but didn’t get a lot of attention – so now you get it at a crazy price! Really one of the most well thought out shells for backcountry winter adventures from skiing and snowboarding to snowshoeing or even ice climbing, it’s got to be one of the best women’s winter jackets around. It’s innovative two-piece hood has an internal balaclava to protect your face, and in place of normal pit zips, you can open the sides all the way to the bottom for serious ventilation!
Here’s the specs: