The Specialized Deviant Full-Face helmet has so many vents that you might get skewered in the face by branches, but at least you wonâ€™t break a jaw. Twenty-two vents and carbon fiber construction keep this lid at 899g while fat pads keep you comfy and soak up the sweat. At $350 itâ€™s a lot to sling in one sitting, but it wonâ€™t seem so bad when youâ€™re stapling your cheap friendâ€™s skull shut with a slap hammer.
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The Ski-Shuttle is a wheeled clamp that turns your skis and poles into a golf-bag-style rickshaw. It comes with a cable lock so you can lock it to the lodgeâ€™s bar and instead of skiing with it in your mini backpack all day. This $60 rig can handle anythingâ€”as long as you donâ€™t run into snow, mud, or stairs before you get to the hill.
Hey high school girls, time to leave a bag of weed in your momâ€™s Mercedes so that theyâ€™ll send you off to the 2007 Burton All Girls Snowcamp to teach you some responsibility. While in Europe for a week between February and March youâ€™ll learn about snowboarding and meet like-minded girlsâ€”plus itâ€™s legal for you to drink there.
Burtonâ€™s high-end iDiom line of clothing is available in the US for the first time this winter. I donâ€™t mind waiting a little longer for PS3 or robots that can ski, but I say the iDiom line in America is long overdue. The pinstriped jacket even looks like the one White wore in Torino. Finally, super high-end tech jackets with serious style.
Though the classic pink flamingo lawn ornament wonâ€™t be along too much longer, youâ€™ll still be able to garishly decorate that campsite you rented all season. Pacific Outdoor took a day off from making knock-off Crazy Creek chairs to make these camp flamingos. They use the same material to make the Pack Flamingos as they do their dry bagsâ€”so you shouldnâ€™t have to worry about them breaking until you run them over with your four-wheeler.
When Oxycyte hits the shelves, Iâ€™ll finally realize my dream of climbing Everest without a day of training. Sure, this synthetic blood which carries 50 times the oxygen of normal blood is made for medical emergencies, but we all have friends who work in hospitals. The only limitation of Oxycyte is that you need to breathe supplemental oxygen while this stuff is cranking through your veinsâ€”I might look a little out of place at base camp, but no one will say anything when Iâ€™m doing jumping jacks at Camp 4.
This bizarro-looking elongated clown shoe is the brainchild of Sanuk. They call them Sidewalk Surfers, and theyâ€™re shoe uppers mated to sandal bottoms for a casual feel and minimum of support. These are for the guy who needs to wear shoes at work but canâ€™t leave his sandals at home for dayâ€”you know, the guy who complains about his back all the time.
The Westcomb iRebel Hoody is a Polartec Wind Pro fleece with iPod soft buttons built into the left cuff. The Canadian outerwear makers had a hardshell with a similar cut and an Arcâ€™teryx-style Sidewinder zipper at the Summer OR Show, but they still donâ€™t have any hardshells on their website. iPod controls on a hardshell make much more sense than putting them on a fleece hoody. When youâ€™re wearing the iRebel Hoody, itâ€™s unlikely youâ€™ll have bulky gloves or layers that make it tough to access your music. If you have the cash and need the gadget, throw down for the iRebel, if you can waitâ€”their eVENT hardshell kills the competition.
So we all agree that â€œcool folding bikeâ€ is an oxymoron, but the Cannondale Jacknife concept bike is at least worth a closer look. The down tube of this bike rotates 180 degrees so you can fold it up and put it in your girlfriendâ€™s trunk after you get a flat tire. The most interesting design feature of the Jacknife is its hydraulic drive which doesnâ€™t use a chain. Cannondale, however, doesnâ€™t say whether the bike has any gears of if itâ€™s still okay to wear biking shants while riding it.
Patagoniaâ€™s given the track jacket a hippy slap in the face by lining their Axuwool Jacket with merino wool. Patagonia is the only company making polyester shells wool liningsâ€”itâ€™s similar to their wetsuits insulated with a layer of merino wool. This could be the beginning of an interesting trend, maybe weâ€™ll start seeing cotton-lined rain ponchos at country music fairs. While the merino lining helps keep the funky smells at bay, Iâ€™m not sure what other benefits it can offer here. It doesnâ€™t dry as quickly as poly, and itâ€™s really not anymore comfortableâ€”sounds like more of a marketing angle than anything else.