Look good on the hill

To get noticed on the ski slopes you usually either have to be adept at performing death defying acts of aerial acrobatics, or really suck at performing death defying aerial acrobatics. Get acknowledged for something other than what you learned watching Ski Patrol, with Orage.

Daring to tread into North Face's epicenter, these Burlington, VT-based ski/snowboard apparel mavens continue to spice things up, melding urban and mountain culture/style in their latest drop of color-injected technical outerwear, base layers, and casual lifestyle gear that's also protective, unlike your morally casual lifestyle gear, which mainly consists of stealing. Jacket-wise, there's the Billy, a waterproof broken twill two-ply jacket w/ faux-fur lined hood, breathable pit zips, and brushed hand pockets; the Bart Insulated, a stylish hooded two-way front zip-up equipped w/ a double storm flap, internal wire-friendly music pocket, and a fleece collar-esque "thermal banana"; and the funkily patterned (dip-dyed gold, brown/orange/grey cubic camo, etc.) adjustable-cuffed Baldwin, which looks dramatically worse when combined with the Billy. On the lifestyle tip, Orage stitches up a yellow fleece hoodie sporting an exterior pattern that resembles a tree's wood grain called the Roman; the insulated coal grey herringbone plaid Saku hooded jacket w/ two vertical zip front breast pockets; and the Bryan broad-horizontal striped four-color knit crewneck sweater, when you're recommending it to friends, you'll be singing Bryan's Song.

They've also got a solid selection of base layering like a purple/black mid-weight nano print long sleeve, ski/baseball hats like the 3D striped knitted Hakim, and gloves like the Topper made of black/beige/white treated sheepskin, also the fireside site of the sexy climax involving the failure nerd and the impossibly hot foreign exchange ski patroller.