You don't have to race slalom, ski the trees, or catch massive air to appreciate a helmet. In fact, these days, almost all skiers or snowboarders wear one — why not protect your noggin?! Helmets also provide skiers and riders the added benefit of warmth. That being said, when wearing your helmet, remember that they are valuable but not invincible, and any protection they may provide is limited.
Selecting the correct ski or snowboard goggles, can make or break your day on the mountain.
At high altitudes, the air is thinner and filters less ultraviolet (UV) rays. The sun's reflection on snow is brighter and more intense. Strong mountain winds can eyes tear and blur your vision. Ice particles can get into your eyes, as well as twigs and branches when you’re skiing or riding through the trees.
Ski goggles and snowboard goggles can help protect your eyes from these slope side menances, making your outing a lot more enjoyable.
With Labor Day behind, the kids back in school, and the hint of fall in the air, it is time for my annual ritual of going through the kiddos’ski and snow gear. It is a chore that I approach with a mix of enthusiasm and trepidation. Enthusiasm, as it means that the ski season is just around the corner. Trepidation, as I think about the amount of money that I’ll spend to replace the out-grownSki Gear for kidsin the coming months.
In the market for snowboard bindings? There are several important aspects to consider. Before we dive into these aspects of sizing, let’s start at the beginning — Bindings are the connection between you and your snowboard, they literally transfer energy from your muscles onto the snowboard to tell it where to go and what to do. Therefore selecting the correct size binding affects the effectiveness and efficiency of the energy transfer.
If you have landed here, chances are you have a little grommet that is ready to hit the hill. To help ensure that your kid has the best day cruising groomers or hitting the terrain park, it is essential that you dial in the right size snowboard. Mad Jack Outdoor can show you how!
Let’s face it, investing in aSnowboardis the real deal. If you are reading this you are ready to shell out some greenbacks for one, so whether you are buying your first snowboard or your tenth, let’s make sure you get the perfect one. It is not rocket science, it all comes down tocorrect width, length, and knowing which type of terrain you plan to be riding on. Getting this dialed can take your riding to a whole new level—whether you are in the terrain park, backcountry or cruising groomers.
What are the Best Hiking Socks? There are several options to consider when picking a pair of socks for a day out in the trail. With a focus on convenience, durability and variability, we cover the list of things to look out for and also add some fabulous suggestions of the best hiking socks to have been made this year.
BearProof Socks, a veteran family owned sock company, turns to eCommerce marketplace, Mad Jack Outdoor to boost online sales. Mad Jack Outdoor (www.madjackoutdoor.com) and BearProof Apparel, announced their partnership focused on increasing the apparel company’s online sales. BearProof, based in Newton, NC, manufactures hiking, running, skiing and works socks, in addition to headwear.