We gave you hardgoods last week, now we present to you our top outerwear picks for the season. We are keeping it simple this year. Since all over print is unfortunately still hovering around in the riding industry we decided to pic out some basic colors that will become staples instead of one season pieces in your wardrobe.
The Pants: B by Burton Deitrich Bib Pant
Very much like the snow pants our mothers forced us to go to ski school in, this B by Burton Bib Pant will keep you warm and dry. Since we're all older (and hopefully smarter) now, it's unnecessary to be sporting those baggy riding pants that sit belted on our hips. These pants have the great Burton fit (cute bum!) and cover all the body parts that we don't want touching the snow during those big bails little tumbles. We recommend you choose black, it stays clean and also absorbs heat from the sun, thus keeping your warmer!
The Jacket: 686 Smarty Rogue
There are hundreds of riding jackets to choose from out there, with styles to match the personality of any female rider. This season we decided to go with the 686 Smarty Rogue, in wine. It's not the most exciting jacket out there, but that's why we love it. Its contemporary cut and deep color is perfect for looking good on the hill, but can also be worn off the mountain without looking ridiculous. The front flap not only looks good but also does wonders for keeping warmth in and wind out. When you're straight lining down those pitches, you'll be happy to have this blocking the wind from entering.
The Accessories: Neff Bandana, Volcom Socks, Coal Hat, Burton Gloves
Snowboarding is about having fun (half your time is spent joking around on the chairlift anyways), so don't take your gear too seriously. Since accessories cost way less than anything else you should have fun with them! Shop around and you'll find the greatest pieces, like this mustache bandanna from Neff, Volcom Socks, Coal hat, or Burton Gloves. Stay tuned for Part 3: hearty's Apres Ski Picks. Tweet