From a group of local riders firmly set in the belief that the Northwest is the perfect proving ground for snowboarding gear, Homeschool
makes you really good at spelling bees, but terrible at using those words to talk to actual people constructs rugged technical mountain wear, from outer shells to post-shred lounge looks, all meant to work well in conditions from "freezing fog, to waist deep pow, to the good ol’ pissing rain"...wait, R Kelly skis? Gird yourself with:
Upper: Top-body sheaths rock Cocona Xcelerator tech that wicks moisture via activated carbon from coconuts (that’s coco-nuts!), plus fully taped seams, and hoods with blow-protecting side-shields called "Darth (wind) Hater", also anyone who's shared a plate of Tatooine beans with the Sith Lord.
Lower: Peg-wrappers keep the powder out with a pant-to-jacket shield, let heat escape via zipped inseam venting, and offer a variety of stuff-keepers, from the Revolve's pass pocket to the glove/ hat/ goggle-holster on the Line Up Pant, although give crippled Kevin Spacey a break, it takes effort for him to even walk.
Lounge: Kick back (or layer!) with the full-zip Shevil hoodie, and be done with soggy bottoms thanks to quick-drying terry fleece pants called the Art Hag -- who, due to homeschooling, probably didn't have the social skills to attract anyone but that old dude with the pitchfork.
Published: December 23, 2011 at 4:00am EST
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