Embrace the Cold: The Dynafit Winter Line

Whether you’re a serious backcountry skier, or spend even a few weekends of the winter in a mountain town, you’re probably aware of the typical outdoors “uniform” that has cropped up over the last few decades. Skiers, boarders, and climbers congregate around a small contingent of serious winter brands. However, this leads many pieces of purpose built outerwear to look outlandish when seen anywhere but the ski slopes. This year however, famed Austrian brand Dynafit has redesigned and relaunched their winter apparel line, and it is the new standard for performance and style.

Born on the ski slopes in the 1950s, Dynafit ski boots were the first to incorporate buckles for stability. From racing boots sported by greats like Franz Klammer, to the advent of the Dynafit “tech” bindings – and later the venerated TLT line – Dynafit products are synonymous with innovation and perfection in the ski world. Now, their apparel line is carving out a niche for itself among a large field of top shelf products.

New for this year, the all new Beast Jacket and Pants are the pinnacle of Dynafit’s winter line up. Featuring Goretex Active, a 3-layer, waterproof and breathable membrane, the Beasts hold up to any and all conditions on the mountain (just ask their expedition crew from this year’s groundbreaking ski movie, From The Road, if you don’t believe us). With a removable snow skirt, full seam taping and heat vents, and a helmet compatible hood, the Beast ensemble is truly the perfect set for serious winter adventure.

If you’re looking for something a little more urban friendly (we don’t recommend walking around the East Village in a Goretex ski suit), check out the redesigned Borax 2.0 Jacket. The Primaloft Gold insulation has a better warmth-to-weight ration than anything we’ve tested, and when combined with the ultra-breathable Pertex Quantum outer fabric, it is nearly flawless. It’s sleek, modern styling makes it the perfect insulation piece whether you’re braving the elements on a winter climb, or simply taking a lap around the park with your favorite mutt.

Regardless of you winter endeavors, Dynafit’s line of redesigned apparel sets a new standard in both functionality and style that is unparalleled on or off the mountain. It’s time to ditch the ten-year-old ski jacket you wear when it starts dumping snow, and upgrade to the best.


Ski Butlers are a Thing. We Went to the Rockies to Find Out What they Do and Why

Why the saviest skiers and smartest shredders enlist the help of a ski butler to service and set up their gear.

Razor Bluff: A Luxurious Hillside Hideaway Fit for a Supervillain with Swagger

Razor Bluff House is 10,000 square feet of opulence and it can be yours … for a cool $30,000,000.

Cyber Wildlife Crime Sucks. But You Can Help Fight It Right There From Your Computer

The biggest marketplace for the illegal trade of wildlife isn't Africa or China, it's the web.

The “World’s Most Dangerous Hiking Path” Reopens in Spain

Few hikes can hold a candle to Spain’s deadly El Caminito del Rey — often dubbed “the world’s most dangerous hiking path.”

3 Once-in-a-lifetime Wilderness Adventures in South America

Experience three of the most bucket list-worthy outdoor adventures on one of the world's most rugged and underexplored continents.

Mezcal and the Magic of Oaxaca, Mexico

Mezcal is certainly one of Oaxaca’s most defining cultural characteristics, but the smoky intoxicant is far from the only reason to visit Oaxaca.

Hat’s Off to Our Favorite Hiking Hats

A good hat should be able to keep your face and neck protected from the sun, your head dry even during driving rains, and should be able to help keep you warm or cool depending on the climate.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Summit Pack Helps You Ascend without Weighing You Down

The perfect summit pack is much like the perfect one-liner: until it's needed, one is hardly aware of its presence.

Survival Medical: Cleverly Curated First Aid Kits for Any Situation

Be prepared anywhere with these lifestyle specific first aid kits.

Coast Flashlights: The Only Flashlights or Headlamps You’ll Ever Need

take your time and choose wisely; there's a good chance you're going to own it for the rest of your life.

Hang Em’ High: How to Hang a Bear Bag

If you're heading into the backcountry this summer and know you'll be in bear-itory, it's time to learn how to hang a bear bag.

SOG Sync Multitools: Handy Hardware at the Ready

Remember back in the day when pulling out your multitool entailed the multi-step process of reaching to the side or back of your belt, opening a pouch sealed with velcro or a snap, and then finally pulling the actual tool out so you could…

Klymit Sleeping Pads Review – Comfort In the Field

You can pretty much just throw every other sleeping pad away.