With snow reported in the high elevations of the Tetons and temperatures dropping around the Jackson valley, I’m starting to get the early winter jitters. Although it may be a few months off, I’m starting to prepare for winter! Marmot (insert shameless product promotion here) has some amazing new products for winter that I can’t wait to sport all season long.
Dawn Patrol Jacket
Those early morning tram lines (which sadly will be without my willing roommate who will be in Paris at pastry school…I guess I will need to find someone else who likes to wake up at 5am to stand in line for four plus hours) will be no problem wrapped up in the Dawn Patrol Jacket. GORE-TEX outside and Thermal R insulation will surely keep me skiing bell to bell.
Jackson’s side-country is unmatched anywhere in the United States. That being said ski days are filled with both lift rides and quick 45 min to two hour hikes. The spire pants are perfect for keeping you warm on those windy Sublette days and cool enough during sprints up the ridge-line of Cody bowl.
The Quasar jacket is perfect for those two weeks in Jackson where the temperatures never seem to get above zero degrees. I’m a big fan of down upon down upon down, but the Quasar alleviates the need to wear a micro down under a bigger puffy with it’s 900-fill goose down. You’ll find me in this jacket on the ski hill, at the apres bar, and on the couch.
Armageddon Undercuff Glove
I have never been one for wearing gloves…but at last year’s Marmot commercial shoot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEXu7dafNrA) I changed my mind. The Armageddon glove keeps your hands down right balmy. Even when the sun was setting during the last hours of the shoot, my hands were still warm. As well, they are perfectly cuffed to slide right under the sleeve of your jacket, keeping powder away from your wrists.
I just received this hoody a few days ago and haven’t taken it off since. It’s the perfect length, incredibly soft, and the ideal post-skiing layer.
Now all I need is a little bit of snow!