By Helen Olsson By Helen Olsson | December 14, 2022 | Watches & Jewelry Home & Real Estate Lifestyle Style & Beauty giftguide Guide Home & Real Estate Feature Style Home & Real Estate fashion Shop Outdoor Ski
FROM THE HOME DESIGNER TO THE TECHNOPHILE ON YOUR LIST, THIS HANDPICKED COLLECTION OF FABULOUS STUFF HAS GOT YOU COVERED.
Overland Australian sheepskin pelts, overland.com
Clockwise from top left: The Fritz Hansen FH3605 desk was originally designed by pioneering Danish architect Arne Jacobsen in 1955. fritzhansen.com, dwr.com. Crafted in handfinished brass, the Arhaus Lily 10 light round chandelier is meant to represent a lily in bloom, with striking glass petals. arhaus.com. Based in Amsterdam, Kywie makes eye-catching passive wijnkoelers out of sheepskin, which keeps wine chilled for four hours. kywie.com, hyggelife.com. It’s game on with Arhaus’ dimensional tic-tac-toe in distressed natural wood. arhaus.com. Kyndred’s hammered bowl in brass-coated metal is a perfect container for snacks or as a bedside jewelry holder. kyndredshop.com. The elegant, minimalist Sutoa cabinet, designed by Keiji Ashizawa for the design brand Frama, is named for the Japanese word for “to contain.” framacph.com, hyggelife.com. Elevate your martini-making with this stylish pebbled-glass cocktail shaker from Kyndred. kyndredshop.com. The Delila pillow cover is a textural mix of print, embroidery and gold corded discs. arhaus.com. PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS
Clockwise from top left: Lindsey Vonn has expanded her Yniq eyewear collection with sunglasses, including the Shield, made in Italy with aircraft-grade aluminum parts. yniq-usa.com, myeyepieces.com. Fusalp’s soft wool and polyamide jacquard poncho is an oversized statement piece. fusalp.com, millersportsaspen.com. Employing old-world craftsmanship, the collaborative AspenX Aether men’s Dolomite boot is made from vegetable-tanned Italian leather and suede. aetherapparel.com, aspenx.com. Overland’s Pinecone is a handstitched sheepskin mitten with a functional roll-out cuff. overland.com. A waterproof backpack crafted in ballistic nylon, the Mystery Ranch High Water Flip is ideal for river, trail or a rainy commute. mysteryranch.com, rei.com. Guerlain’s Abeille Royale Double R Renew & Repair serum, in an innovative double-chamber glass bottle, features bio-poly fermented honeys from the Ouessant and Ikaria islands. guerlain.com, neimanmarcus.com. Lowa’s Alba III GTX women’s tall boot with Gore-Tex is snow and ice ready. lowaboots.com, rei.com. Made with a 200-needle process, the Wilson sock from Farm to Feet is an ultralight ski sock in American merino wool. farmtofeet.com, rei.com. Costa Brazil's Sal de Banho Bath Soak is step one in a relaxation ritual for the mind and body; the formula blends epsom and mineral sea salts, detoxifying Brazilian white clay, breu branco, vitamin C-infused camu camu, and CBA, a proprietary compound of copaiba and passion fruit seed oils rich in cannabinoids. neimanmarcus.com. Thanks to a sturdy rubber sole, the OluKai Ku’i slip-on shearling slipper goes from couch to coffee run with ease. olukai.com, overland.com. PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS
Clockwise from top left: Each LITA by Ciara Encore coat—lush maxi-length showstoppers with artfully tiered faux fur—is crafted out of 150 single-use plastic bottles. thehouseoflrc.com. Built for backcountry skiing and mountaineering, the Crazy Levity jacket is one of the lightest down jackets on the market. crazy.it, pepisports.com. The AspenX Aether Ute insulated shirt is part of a collaboration between Aspen Skiing Company and Aether Apparel, with nine limited-edition styles. aetherapparel.com, aspenx.com. With this full-zip merino wool ski sweater from Delaine, the classic vintage ski topper gets a reboot. skidelaine.com. The Fusalp Clea belted ski jacket is a stunner with faux fur trim. fusalp.com, millersportsaspen.com. The Capranea Badus jacket’s two-tone look combines four-way stretch, waterproof-breathable fabric from Austria with waterproof jacquard knit inserts. capranea.us, millersportsaspen.com. Cozy blanket meets versatile wearability in Thermarest’s insulated Honcho poncho. thermarest.com, rei.com. PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS
Clockwise from top left: The Head Sportswear x Porsche collection includes the Porsche Radar 5K Photo Mips, a visored helmet with photochromic lens. head.com. Atomic’s Redster Q9.8 boasts the brand’s race DNA but is designed as an on-piste, one-ski solution for everyday skiers. atomic.com. Marker’s frameless Squadron Magnet goggle comes with two lenses that swap out easily thanks to a magnetic change system. markerbindings.com, larsonsport.com. The Swiss-based Dahu 01XC three-piece ski boot blends performance and comfort in a radical boot design with an inner liner that doubles as a winter boot. skidahu.com, gorsuch.com. MSR’s Lightning Trail snowshoes feature Paraglide bindings with a pressure-point-free mesh that securely hugs your feet no matter the footwear. msrgear.com, bentgate.com. Launching in a limited release this winter, Rossignol introduces the Essential ski, the industry’s first recyclable ski. rossignol.com, aspensports.com. Designed for both alpine touring (AT) and high-performance inbounds skiing, Scarpa’s 4-Quattro series features the lightest GripWalk hybrid ski boots on the market. us.scarpa.com, neptunemountaineering.com. Dalbello’s Veloce ski boots have liners newly developed with Autofit technology—the tongue has a special memory foam that molds to the skier’s shinbone for a custom fit. dalbello.it, larsonsport.com. PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRANDS
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FROM 3D-PRINTED GOGGLES TO NASA- INSPIRED APPAREL, THESE CUTTING-EDGE PRODUCTS WILL SATISFY YOUR INNER GEAR WONK
1. DIY DEEP-TISSUE MASSAGE
Designed in Boulder with input from top runners, Roll Recovery R8 Plus (rollrecovery.com) has an adjustment dial to apply varying degrees of deep-tissue massage force. Roll its wheels across quads, calves, glutes, IT band and more to improve circulation, reduce inflammation and break up muscle adhesions.
2. ROCKET SCIENCE
The Oros Explorer hoodie (orosapparel.com) uses Aerogel, a material developed by NASA to insulate rockets in deep space. Strategically embedded in apparel, the aerogel-infused SolarCore insulation ensures the lightweight layer will keep you toasty on a brisk morning run or atop a windy summit.
3. NET BENEFIT
Every year, 640,000 tons of fishing detritus Tech Wonders FROM 3D-PRINTED GOGGLES TO NASA- INSPIRED APPAREL, THESE CUTTING-EDGE PRODUCTS WILL SATISFY YOUR INNER GEAR WONK. BY HELEN OLSSON end up in our waterways. Costa’s Untangled sunglasses (costadelmar.com) are made from recycled fishing nets reclaimed from the ocean. The company collects the nets from ports in Chile, recycles them into pellets and then molds the material into sunglass frames.
4. BESPOKE EYEWEAR
Face shapes are unique. One-size goggles do not fit all. Eyewear-maker Smith (smithoptics.com) solves the dilemma by utilizing Imprint 3D technology. Scan your face using an app, and at Smith’s Portland facility, a frame tailored to the exact contours of your face is 3D printed and hand-assembled into a pair of fully custom Smith I/O MAG goggles.
5. CHAT MODE
Cardo Packtalk Outdoor (cardosystems.com) is a group intercom system that employs a cutting-edge tech used in motorcycle helmets to allow groups of up to 15 to communicate hands-free on the slopes. With dynamic mesh communication, the range of the units increases with the size of the group. The waterproof unit attaches to your helmet; the earpiece tucks inside. Used in a ski class, your instructor can tell you to bend zee knees as you’re turning.
6. PUDDLE JUMPER
Gore-Tex (gore-tex.com) has developed a new technology that embeds its waterproof-breathable barrier into footwear, not as a membrane but bonded directly to the sneaker. The result: a comfortable knitted-upper shoe that’s waterproof but doesn’t feel waterproof. Invisible Fit is in Danner’s Trail 2650 Campo GTX hiking shoes (danner.com), as well as models from Brooks, Nike, Merrell and more.