It’s a brand new year and it’s time to set some new goals – on and off the snow. I’m sure you have a lot of things to focus on for 2019 like getting to work on time or eating healthier or being a better person…blah blah blah. But let’s talk about what’s really important – skiing better and looking fresh while doing it. Yea, you love your beat up sticks and chalked up outerwear but it’s a new year and hence, a new YOU. I know there are a lot of options out there that can be overwhelming but let us suggest the one stop shop of all things skiing – Armada. Since the start, Armada has been changing the shape of skiing with a new-school style and high-end performance to match. Whether you need new skis, outerwear, layering or accessories, these guys have you covered with some of the best gear in the game!
START WITH THE SKIS…
Ladies – are you looking for a more playful ski to add to your roster that you can trust to rip around in any condition? Look no further than Armada’s ARW 96. These sticks sport the AR Freestyle Rocker complimented with a positive camber underfoot. Redesigned with the new AR75 (a step up from the AR50 sidewall of skis past) sidewall adding more stability without overpowering stiffness. While this ski can manage any terrain it excels in a few fresh inches and can handle the hardpack anywhere on the mountain. Enjoy the all-new, ash and poplar core that reduces weight while adding some extra pop! It’s time to take your skiing to the next level and the ARW is the answer for your New Year’s resolution.
Ladies or Gentleman – Let’s get real, no one wants to bring two pairs of skis up to the mountain every day. Why not just get one that truly does it all? The ARV 106 is the one ski quiver you’ve been looking for. Redesigned with the AR75 sidewall the new 106cm entry to the ARV series is unmatched. Just enough rocker to plow over crud and float in pow but stable enough to rip turns and charge hardpack. These are lightweight without being floppy and have a stiffer tail while remaining extremely playful. A mid-fat ski that can maneuver with surgical precision…what more could you want?
IT’S TIME FOR A FRESH JACKET…
Whether you are going out for a tour or ripping around the resort, a quality, lightweight jacket is a must-have for any day in the mountains. Armada offers a number of great, high-performance options to choose from to match your style! Our favorite is their signature premium shell, the Resolution Gore-Tex ® 3L Jacket. This 3-layer waterproof jacket is built for anything that Mother Nature throws at you! Equipped with 100% fully-taped seams and water-repellent zippers, this jacket will keep moisture out all day. Ventilation is key on ascents or hard-charging days and the Resolution has you covered with large underarm vents to release the excess heat. My favorite feature of this jacket is the ample amount of pockets it has to carry everything you need from snacks to beacons.
The Mens Lifted Gore-Tex ® Jacket gives you the function you need with the style you want. Cliche right? Well, it’s very true. While most brands have a Gore-Tex® option on the market, I challenge you to find one that fits and looks as good as the Lifted Jacket. All the standard features you need – wrist gaiters, powder skirt, adjustable hood plus all the things you don’t think about until you need them! The Lifted provides plenty of room on the cuff to fit over your gloves with a velcro closure to keep snow out and a zipper cover to keep you from icing up on those stormy days. The same high quality 3L Gore-Tex® from Armadas highest performing jackets plus a fit that gives you room to layer without looking like you’re wearing a trash bag.
GET THE PANTS TO MATCH…
It’s a blustery, brisk morning on the first chair but it doesn’t seem to bother you in the Kiska Insulated Gore-Tex pant. These puppies keep your tush warm in the harshest of conditions and deepest of powder pockets! They are equipped with Gore-tex combined with 40g Polyfill Insulation, Embossed Tafetta Lining, and Brushed Tricot Knees to reinforce the durability and warmth. If they get too toasty, let the heat out with the mesh-lined inner leg vents. These ski pants don’t let you down with style either, look fresh on the slopes and at the lodge!
The Basin Gore-Tex Bib is an essential piece to add to your new kit! Many people hear “bibs” and have flashbacks to the terrible snow suits of their childhood. Well these aren’t your Grampy’s ski pants! The removable, lightweight upper portion of the bibs keep all the elements out while the pants give you tons of options for venting when you need to dump heat. Plus Gore-Tex to keep you dry if you need the perfect touring pant or a little something extra for inbounds. No matter what winter adventure you are taking this season, this is the bib for you.