I love getting new stuff. I like being on the “inside scoop” to see what is new and the up and coming trends. That is one of the reasons that I love going to the Snowsports Industry Association tradeshow in Denver. It is usually the last week or so of January. The show is by invite only – they let media in. It is the best to see the new trends, the up coming colors and test some of the new equipment (man I wish I could test a snowboard!!!) Here are some of the favorites that find themselves back in to the front of my closet (as if I could give them time to get in the back).
1. UClear – The wireless, bluetooth communication system links small ear pieces that are easy to fit inside a helmet (with velcro) to your phone. You can listen to music, take/make a call or even communication with up to 10 linked UClear systems. I talk about this communication all the time and use it EVERY time I board.
2. HotChilly’s jacket – I had always thought of HotChilly’s as simply undergarmets. I had always seen them as base layers. But, I got a pro card when I was at the show last year, and I purchased a jacket that I wear all the time. It is so soft on the inside I kind of just want to hug myself.
3. Fits Socks – There were several sock vendors at the show which were all pretty awesome. But the tops of my list are the FITS socks. They are so arm and fit just right after all kinds of wearing and testing them out.
4. Adidas Jacket- I received a jacket from Adidas that condenses into a small bag – I have worn this jacket in summer and winter, in the mountains when I’m hiking and when I snowboard. I love the idea that I am prepared for whatever I may encounter weather-wise.
I’m looking forward to seeing what really will “stick” in my closet this year.