11 Pieces of Gear You’ll Need for Your ‘22 Ski Trip

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on February 2, 2022 in Gift Guides,

Texans love to ski and the snow is ready for shredding. Whether you’re headed to Colorado, New Mexico or the Northeast, these new pieces will be perfect for packing, to keep you warm, relax those sore muscles or protect your eyes on the slopes. 

Pit Viper Products

To look the hippest you possibly can, sport a pair of Pit Viper sunglasses on the slopes (or really anywhere!) Pit Viper specializes in making fun, cool-looking frames in many different colors, 100% UV protection, polycarbonate lens, and can be polarized. The shades also come in fog-resistant, scratch resistant, and blue light blocking coatings. We love the Playmate 2000’s for a fun blast of color and the All Nighter 2000’s for that clear glass look (if that’s your thing). From $119

BlackStrap Gear

BlackStrap has some essentials for your next winter trip. From comfortable apparel to travel in such as the Pinnacle Top and Pants, the base layer duo of your dreams, leading in comfort, warmth and style. The Hood is ideal headgear for protection against the winter elements; it’s breathable, doesn’t fog up goggles, and doubles as a beanie/toboggan and a face gator. Their Beanies are not only great for the mountain, but casual wear for style and warmth off the mountain. BlackStrap supports athleticism, keeps a skier warm and dry in any weather scenario, and makes sure you are winter fashionable. From $14.99

Outdoor Research Trail Mix Cowl Pullover and Snowcrew Pants

Outdoor Research’s fleece Women’s Trail Mix Cowl Pullover will keep you warm and happy on your next great adventure, whether it be on the slopes, hiking, or warming up around the fire. Not only is this piece fashionable but comfort is it’s main priority with thermoregulating Activetemp technology. Their waterproof, stretchy snow and ski Snowcrew Pants are made with environmentally-friendly VerticalX ECO insulation to keep you warm and feeling good. $89/$199

INDYEVA Pecora Sweater

This Apex Design 2020 Award Winning sweater is made from a cozy Sherpa Polatec shearling fleece. It provides incredible warmth, softness, and comfort. Made of specialized yarn selection, the Pecora is highly breathable and fast drying. $165

Under Armour’s OutRun The Storm Jacket

A light jacket that’s waterproof can really come in handy, especially if the temps aren’t super cold. The UA Outrun The Storm Jacket  is super-water-resistant, meaning it protects better and lasts longer than other run rain gear. We also love that it’s stretchy and comfortable and comes in a striking blue green color. $75.99

Patagonia Synchilla Fleece Pullover

We have always been big fans of Patagonia for gear which keeps us warm. This fleece pullover is lightweight, warm, and made from recycled polyester fleece. This is going to come in handy for travel, walking around a ski town or even as a mid-layer. $119

Sprayground Global Expedition Hills Backpack

This is possibly the coolest backpack we’ve ever come across! This Sprayground Global Expedition Hills Backpack is a fashion forward backpack patched with 19 renowned mountains to summit for inspiration. The colorful bright red sack is also the perfect traveling bag made with partitions for cables, laptops, and pockets for your cord sockets. Use it as your carry-on for the plane or road trip and then it can double as your day pack for your snow adventures. $120

Roll Recovery R8 Deep Tissue Massage Roller

This is bulky to pack but it sure comes in handy after your ski trip. Experience the massage treatment that athletes rave about with the R8 Deep Treatment Roller by Roll Recovery. Roll Recovery R8 is designed with stainless steel patented technology that self-adjusts for different body sizes. It also targets the IT-bands, quads, hamstrings, calves, shins, gluteus, arms and more body parts for your own sports massage at home. $139

Cryotherapy Ball from Skin by Brownlee & Co.

To recover from all that freezing snow, you’re going to need this Cryotherapy Ball. Instead of slapping a bag of ice on your face, use this facial ball that’s stainless steel, acne-friendly, and calms inflammation with the use of great massaging techniques. Just pop the Cryotherapy Ball in the freezer while out skiing for four to six hours, and when you return, trust the activated ball to help you recover from the cold and high winds. $25

Harper Vegan Chunky Chelsea Angle Boots

Bring these rocking ankle boots on your next ski trip for the perfect dinner outfit. Della Terra is a sustainable footwear brand whose mission is to create stylish footwear while supporting the environment. The Harper Boots are comfortable and made with low environmental impact in Brazil. For every purchase, Della Terra will plant a tree. $264

Outdoor Research Feedback Shirt Jacket

After a fun day on the slopes, reach for this ultra-cozy classic plaid shirt lined with sherpa fleece. The men’s Feedback Shirt Jacket takes an Outdoor Research fan-favorite, the Feedback Flannel Shirt, and adds sherpa fleece in the body, making it a soft go-to favorite for apres ski. $149

Cover photo courtesy  Laura Corredor on Unsplash

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