It's all about the Gear.

It's January! Deep winter, my people! Some places are doing better than others, but that's a whole other story. This is another installment of great gear we are really into lately. This is our review. Everything in this blog is used by us in the field while producing. Just having a good ol' time and making magic happen.  The right gear produces the right experience. Zero B$$LS*&T!!

PREMIUM MERINO TOP by MYPAKAGE

It's all about the layers.  It's also about what they are made of too.  This new top by MYPAKAGE is 100% Merino wool and gets the under-layer job done in more ways than one.  First things first.  There is nothing better than wool.  Keeps you dry, warm and cool all at once.  We've been using this piece everyday this winter and love it.  It's got a nice cut to it and the thumb gaskets are a nice touch to keep it from bunching up in your jacket while being active.  The material also won't get all stinky. It can be used for some time before needing a wash. Second it's super styling. This is the ultimate apres ski piece out there.  No more looking like a sweaty super hero in tights at the bar after riding. This top could even pull off dinner in some cases...in the mountains of course.    FIND IT HERE .

It's all about the layers.  It's also about what they are made of too.  This new top by MYPAKAGE is 100% Merino wool and gets the under-layer job done in more ways than one.  First things first.  There is nothing better than wool.  Keeps you dry, warm and cool all at once.  We've been using this piece everyday this winter and love it.  It's got a nice cut to it and the thumb gaskets are a nice touch to keep it from bunching up in your jacket while being active.  The material also won't get all stinky. It can be used for some time before needing a wash. Second it's super styling. This is the ultimate apres ski piece out there.  No more looking like a sweaty super hero in tights at the bar after riding. This top could even pull off dinner in some cases...in the mountains of course.   FIND IT HERE.

REMIND insoles.

REMIND insoles will bring life back to your boots and feet.  The insoles that come with 90% of the snowboard boots out there are garbage. They have more than a few models to choose from for all foot types. Self forming and Bio-Mechanically engineered to bring your feet into proper alignment and give you top arch support.  Foot fatigue is a thing of the past and your back will thank you too. We added these into our snowboard boots and saw a difference instantly.  You can also add them to old winter boots like Sorels to put a spring in your step after riding. It's like putting whisky in a weak beer.   FIND THEM HERE

REMIND insoles will bring life back to your boots and feet.  The insoles that come with 90% of the snowboard boots out there are garbage. They have more than a few models to choose from for all foot types. Self forming and Bio-Mechanically engineered to bring your feet into proper alignment and give you top arch support.  Foot fatigue is a thing of the past and your back will thank you too. We added these into our snowboard boots and saw a difference instantly.  You can also add them to old winter boots like Sorels to put a spring in your step after riding. It's like putting whisky in a weak beer.

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PURL WAX

Wax is key.  Most people don't wax enough and that's a fact.  There is nothing more annoying than being slow on the cat-track, or traverse more importantly.  Waxing also makes your skin to splitboard interface that much better as well.  This grassroots company has it going on.  No flouro, toxic chemicals or additives.  Did you know that all of that wax you put on your skis/snowboards goes into the watershed at some point?? They also make this awesome Sunflower Speed paste. 100% Biodegradable as well.  Having one of these little rub-on pucks in your pocket can be a real game changer on a powder day.  It can also make you look like a hero as you help out a slow friend on the mountain.  FIND IT HERE

Wax is key.  Most people don't wax enough and that's a fact.  There is nothing more annoying than being slow on the cat-track, or traverse more importantly.  Waxing also makes your skin to splitboard interface that much better as well.  This grassroots company has it going on.  No flouro, toxic chemicals or additives.  Did you know that all of that wax you put on your skis/snowboards goes into the watershed at some point?? They also make this awesome Sunflower Speed paste. 100% Biodegradable as well.  Having one of these little rub-on pucks in your pocket can be a real game changer on a powder day.  It can also make you look like a hero as you help out a slow friend on the mountain. FIND IT HERE

MOUNTAIN HOUSE. Freeze Dried Food.

Eat dinner anywhere.  Just add hot water.  Right after the a day on the mountain in the parking lot?,  Why not? Easy no brainer, eat right out of the package product.  Awesome flavours and they have a crazy long shelf life too.  Long days in the field can be hard and energy bars just don't do the trick sometimes.  Another use for these is if you're planning an outdoor mission to countries where the diet might not be in your favour or even available.  FIND IT HERE

Eat dinner anywhere.  Just add hot water.  Right after the a day on the mountain in the parking lot?,  Why not? Easy no brainer, eat right out of the package product.  Awesome flavours and they have a crazy long shelf life too.  Long days in the field can be hard and energy bars just don't do the trick sometimes.  Another use for these is if you're planning an outdoor mission to countries where the diet might not be in your favour or even available. FIND IT HERE

TITAN STRAPS

Yeah it's just a ski strap.  Sure.  I like these ones though.  They are a little thicker and feel a bit tougher than others I've used.  "Have I ever broken a ski strap?" No, and I never want to. Someone once told that every backcountry user worth their salt has at least three of these in their kit at all times. These also come in use on set for commercials and films. So many uses.   FIND THEM HERE

Yeah it's just a ski strap.  Sure.  I like these ones though.  They are a little thicker and feel a bit tougher than others I've used.  "Have I ever broken a ski strap?" No, and I never want to. Someone once told that every backcountry user worth their salt has at least three of these in their kit at all times. These also come in use on set for commercials and films. So many uses.  FIND THEM HERE

The SCRUBBA WASH BAG.

OK where has thing been my whole life!?  If you've even travelled anywhere with a ski/snowboard bag you know that clean socks and underwear are the golden goose of trips.  Living out of a bag makes everything smell faster and it's just hard to keep on top of it.  This little unit solves all that.  Just add water and soap to the bag.  Seal it up and shake and scrub.  It's got little nubs inside to help clean those dank socks and underwear.  All complete with a drain spout to finish the rinse.  New favourite travel tool for sure.   FIND IT HERE

OK where has thing been my whole life!?  If you've even travelled anywhere with a ski/snowboard bag you know that clean socks and underwear are the golden goose of trips.  Living out of a bag makes everything smell faster and it's just hard to keep on top of it.  This little unit solves all that.  Just add water and soap to the bag.  Seal it up and shake and scrub.  It's got little nubs inside to help clean those dank socks and underwear.  All complete with a drain spout to finish the rinse.  New favourite travel tool for sure.  FIND IT HERE

MYPAKAGE UNDERWEAR

If there was a KING of the underwear drawer these would reign supreme. If you haven't tried these yet then you are living in the underwear dark ages. The Keyhole Comfort Technology holds what's near a dear to you in the perfect way.  Say goodbye to adjusting all the time.  They come in a variety of styles and fabrics for sport and leisure use. Opening the drawer lately I've been reaching to grab these.  If you've never been excited about underwear than you can start here.  FIND THEM HERE

If there was a KING of the underwear drawer these would reign supreme. If you haven't tried these yet then you are living in the underwear dark ages. The Keyhole Comfort Technology holds what's near a dear to you in the perfect way.  Say goodbye to adjusting all the time.  They come in a variety of styles and fabrics for sport and leisure use. Opening the drawer lately I've been reaching to grab these.  If you've never been excited about underwear than you can start here. FIND THEM HERE

SHEJUMPS X NOSO PATCH

Rip in the puffy jacket?  Tear in the tent? Just want to put a Girafficorn on it?  This is the product.  Support the non-profit  SHEJUMPS  by purchasing this product collab with NOSO.   FIND IT HERE

Rip in the puffy jacket?  Tear in the tent? Just want to put a Girafficorn on it?  This is the product.  Support the non-profit SHEJUMPS by purchasing this product collab with NOSO.  FIND IT HERE

Eclipse Commercials???

The total Eclipse of the sun of 2017 has come and gone but you can be sure it's not the last you have heard or seen of it. I'm positive that come holiday season and during major sporting events you'll see a barrage of different ad campaigns showing or involving the 2017 Eclipse in some way or another. So many people saw the Eclipse and were emotionally changed by it. Then there are the millions of people that wish they saw it around the world that will also be touched by it's visual beauty. We headed to Bend, Oregon to get a front row view of the show.  We weren't on an official production job but here are some quirky things we saw. I definitely will be keeping my eyes peeled for commercials.  It was too amazing not to use as an ad idea! 

  

Eclipse burger anyone????

Eclipse burger anyone????

Locals getting extra gas.... It wasn't really a huge issue where I was but people didn't take chances.

Locals getting extra gas.... It wasn't really a huge issue where I was but people didn't take chances.

??? Didn't catch this one.

??? Didn't catch this one.

Don't forget the gear.

Don't forget the gear.

Glasses... and all the extras.

Glasses... and all the extras.

We got pulled into buying one of these.

We got pulled into buying one of these.

Get what possibly could be your last sandwich here.

Get what possibly could be your last sandwich here.

Style out!!

Style out!!

Keep those beverages cool out there.

Keep those beverages cool out there.

These were selling like hotcakes.

These were selling like hotcakes.

Street slanging.

Street slanging.

1$ ???  Are you sure those work ok?

1$ ???  Are you sure those work ok?

Eclipse beer in Oregon.... of course.

Eclipse beer in Oregon.... of course.

Glasses were for sale everywhere.  So were the edibles.  It's legal here.

Glasses were for sale everywhere.  So were the edibles.  It's legal here.

The hustle was real.

The hustle was real.

Guitars and Eclipse gear in one stop shop.

Guitars and Eclipse gear in one stop shop.

Totally!

Totally!

Best deal in town.

Best deal in town.

My friends were stoked!

My friends were stoked!

It got this dark..... so cool.

It got this dark..... so cool.

Amazed! Such an experience.

Amazed! Such an experience.

The right GEAR for the job.

Lots of extras go into the making of media outside and here are some of the amazing products we have used on location and still use everyday.

Sunscreen

The high altitude of the Andes mountain range can be dangerous for your skin and lips. Packing some natural products with a high SPF is key to making sure you don’t get sidelined with lobster face on set. Product by: Beyond Coastal

Goggles

When you can’t see then you can’t snowboard. It’s that easy. These wide framed goggles have amazing peripheral range and the lenses will keep your eyeballs shaded so that the high altitude sun in South America won’t fry your eyes like tuna steaks. Ultra easy interchangeable lenses as well. The frameless technology fits well with helmets too. Product by: Electric EGX

 

CASES

Keep all that gear organized! All those little things that just seem to get lost in your luggage need a little place of there own. Not to mention extra cases for goggles and sunglasses. The more you move around the more you need keep all your gear nice and tidy. Product by: CHUMS

Knives and tools

Every good adventurer needs a knife. You never know what you’ll need it for. Going on a mountain production shoot as well calls for all types of tools.  These two tools are always with us on the job. Product by: Leatherman

 

Watch

It’s a powder day so don’t blow it by not having an alarm on your watch and please don't be late for work. Call time is 5am!! Product by: Electric

 

Water bottle

 There is a serious plastic problem in this world. Don’t add to the problem. Amazing stainless steel design is easy to clean and comes in an insulated model as well. Some tea on the mountain while working outside is bliss in a bottle. Product by: Klean Kanteen

 

Sleeping bag

Working on the road isn't all room room service and poolside drinks. We are prepared for couches, futons and floors with this awesome compact and ultra cool sleeping bag. It comes complete with Burton snowboard graphics to keep you stoked while you dream about the next day on the mountain. Product by: Big Agnes

 

Radios

Communication is key in the mountains. While cellphones work in most places nothings beats a good radio. These awesome units are easy to use with multiple channels and easy collar clips that keep you from opening pockets to use them. Oh …and they work in the cold too. Product by: BCA Backcountry

 

Underwear

Yes … underwear. Fresh underwear becomes one of the most amazing pieces gear in your mountain kit. Always pack extra pairs. Sorry ladies but these are for the dudes only. Male specific athletic support designed to keep you all in one place and on top of your game. Pretty stylish too. Product by: 2UNDR.

 

Headphones

Everyone needs headphones. Music for those long bus rides, keeping up with friends during those weather days when you can’t snowboard/ski and watching movies at night. These even have built in bass boosters in the headphones if you really want to rock it out on the road. Product by: SkullCandy

 

Sunglasses

One of the most important pieces of gear in the great outdoors. A good pair of shades is crucial for the mountains and styling out and keeping it cool off the mountain. I usually like to have a sporty pair for the mountain and a street style pair for the city. Product by: ELECTRIC