Provisions 044: 5 Products to Get You Ready for Opening Day
Winter is knocking on the door across the United States, and if you’re like us, excitement is at an all-time high. Whether your hometown has already seen its first dusting, or your local resort has just begun blowing snow, one thing is for certain, the season will soon be underway. This week in Provisions we have picked out a variety of products that we are stoked on for this coming season, and in particular, those early days on hill. With everything from boots that rock straight from the box, to one of the most technical hoodies we have tried, we have your pre-season gear covered.
Dive in below to see what is new in Provisions, and make sure to check back next week for a fresh selection of goods that are guaranteed to keep you styling and comfortable all season long.
The North Face Ventrix Hoodie
As much as you want to take your puffy out of your closet right away, you’ll probably need something a little lighter for early season shred. The North Face Ventrix Hoodie features light synthetic insulation for just the right amount of warmth and perforated micro vents that are strategically located in the torso areas that need the most breathability for when you’re getting back in your groove and working up a sweat. Just don’t send it too hard on your first day; you got the whole season ahead of you. Do remember to bring your disposable camera, tool, and cash money. The concealed chest and hand pockets will give you a safe place to store your necessities while the elastane ripstop, polyester, and nylon DWR-treated materials that line the outside and inside of this jacket-like hoodie ensure premium softness and light water-resistance, for the best of feels. Top it off with a slim fit for a modern, sporty look, and you have yourself a superior hoodie that you can ride in and enhances your closet collection.
adidas Riding Pant
adidas has been on a steadfast mission to bring vintage back to snowboarding since they first entered the space five years ago. With boots styled after traditional Sambas, a plethora of traditional coach jackets, and most recently the addition of outerwear featuring the classic adidas stripes, it is safe to say that the look is alive and well. The Riding Pant takes this tradition even a step further by sporting a baggier fit and a color blocking design reminiscent of the early 90’s. Combine this classic look with a fully taped shell with durable knee, cuff and back reinforcements, as well as 10K/10K waterproofing/breathability, and you have found yourself at the intersection of style and technology. Stand out on the mountain this year and ride in comfort with the Riding Pant from adidas.
Coal The Fleece Hood SE
First days on the mountain can be a little tricky when it comes to preparation for the conditions. As you know, what can start off sunny and tame can turn into unpredictable winds (which we need to bring in more snowy weather!). To block your face from the elements as the snow gods do their thing, take advantage of the Coal Fleece Hood SE. It will cover your head and neck, and if you need a little extra protection, you can use the stretch drawcord for a tighter fit around your face. As you shake off all that rust from the summer months, you’ll appreciate the double-sided fleece, for a bit of extra comfort. Another component of getting back on your feet? Falling. The waterproof panels along the top and the back of the Fleece Hood will keep you dry and cozy if you do biff. It’s the perfect addition to your first-day kit, and for all season long.
CG Habitats Handbag Mitten
Think about how much you use your hands in snowboarding. For your Cookie Monsters, changing up your playlist, knucks after your buddy lands that one trick. Give hands the comfort they deserve this winter with the CG Handbag Mittens. They boast 2 oz. of Thinsulate insulation and have moisture wicking microfleece along the inner for serious warmth and an extra soft feel. Not only do they prevent fingers from getting cold and wet, but they’ll also last for years to come. Made of 100% leather and a waterproof membrane, you can bet that the GC Handbag Mittens are ready to accompany you on your next towrope hold, snowmobile start up, or snowboard strap in. Oh yeah, these mittens will have you giving extra thumbs up all winter long.
K2 Renin Snowboard Boot
Brand-spanking-new boots are usually anything but comfortable. Some people will recommend wearing them around the house before taking them to the snow, others use old liners in new boots to help with breaking them in. However, our friends over at K2 don’t think you should have to worry about that. After all, the only thing you should really be focusing on when riding is your riding. Enter the K2 Renin, a new addition to the K2 line for the 2017/18 season and the direct result of feedback from K2 Team riders. Featuring a double BOA® system for improved fit and overall comfort, the Renin is guaranteed to give you a supportive yet forgiving feel where you need it, and a smooth and consistent flex from day one. Treat your feet and ride in comfort day in and day out with the Renin.