Monday, September 8, 2014

A Review of The North Face Men’s ThermoBall Full Zip Jacket

north face mens thermoball jacketIf you're looking for a reliable lightweight jacket that is compact yet capable of keeping you warm this winter, The North Face Thermoball Full Zip Jacket has everything you need. Made from a stylish synthetic that is equivalent in warmth to 600-fill down, this jacket can keep you warm in cold temperatures while preventing you from overheating on those not-so-cold days during the fall months. Quickly stow your Thermoball Jacket into its hand pocket when the weather suddenly warms and you don't require a jacket.

Keep your phalanges warm in its two-hand pockets expertly lined to keep out the chilling wind. Be protected in cold and wet conditions with The North Face's Thermoball insulation technology that aids in retaining heat against the body. Its cinch-cord system also helps with retaining heat, keeping the cold air away from your skin and preventing snow from finding its way up your back. Zippered hand pockets keep your phone in place if you happen to be tearing up some fresh powder on your snowboard. 

This full-zip jacket doubles as a great base layer that slides under heavier layers if you are going to experience long durations of freezing temperatures during a day hike or overnight camping trip. Feel at ease that your sleeves won’t rise as this nylon fabric jacket features elastic binding at the cuff.

The Thermoball is available in a variety of colors including closet staples (black and grey) while offering you fashion freedom by adding a pop of color through bright color swatches.

Whether you’re hitting the ski slopes or simply needing a new lightweight jacket to keep you warm in the elements while you’re outdoors, consider this North Face Thermoball Full Zip Jacket. Backed by a lifetime guarantee from The North Face, this stylish jacket’s features should last a lifetime, and if they do not, the company will repair it for free.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Top Ski Destinations for Winter 2014

With the change of months on our calendars, all focus is squarely on a shift of seasons and the fast approaching trips to winter resorts. Still not sure where you ought to go for your next ski trip? Here are some of the top ski destinations to check out for the winter season.
  1. Squaw Valley – You could go to any of the resorts in the Tahoe area and find great downhill trails, but we recommend Squaw Valley. It’s a great spot if you’re a winter sports fan as it has plenty of terrain for jumping, cutting, skiing on moguls and more.
  2. Whistler – Located in British Columbia, Canada, Whistler is by far the largest, most vast ski area on the continent. You can spend a week chock full of skiing on its grounds and still not explore all of its trails.
  3. Vail – Head over to Colorado’s Vail Resort to find consistent and lush snowfall every year. They experience more than 325 inches a year of fresh powder, making Vail the go-to resort of skiing in beautiful Colorado.
  4. Jackson Hole – After you’ve had your fill of Tahoe. Head north to Wyoming and check out Jackson Hole. The resort’s state-of-the-art tram system can take you thousands of feet up where the air is clear and crisp. A perfect spot for a memorable run.
  5. Mammoth Mountain – So we’re a little biased towards western resorts, but with good reason! Mammoth Mountain features some of the most insane slopes around. Several of them don’t even begin until over 8,000 feet, making those slopes the perfect spot for testing your mettle.
The shift of seasons has us excited to lock in to our skis and start carving up new and exciting runs. Do you have a resort you’re heading to this season that isn’t on this list? Sound off in the comments below and let us know about it!