DON'T make the schoolboy error of buying a down parka with extra room for a fleece. Layering is for on the mountain – on the street you want a down coat that you don’t need anything else underneath.
NISEKO'S famous, fluffy and plentiful powder is what brings thousands upon thousands of snow enthusiasts to this little corner of Japan every year. Every winter, harsh weather from Siberia travels across the Sea of Japan, drawing moisture from the ocean. And where is one of Mother Nature's first ports of call? Niseko, Hokkaido would be the correct
MOST mountain clothing labels make an instant statement about their wearer. Burton: “I’m a boarder”; Spyder: “I’m a skier”; Billabong: “I’m more of a surfer”. Wearing Haglofs just says “I know my stuff”. This Swedish brand is one of my favourites and in Northern Europe the
FACE facts. Layering is for the daytime on the hill, and your ski jacket does not cut it in the streets, restaurants and bars at night. Who wants to peel off four layers every time you walk into a new place? If you love the winter life you need a warm down jacket that can be peeled off in a second to reveal your nightlife-ready kit underneath.
Layered until you can’t layer anymore and still cold? Try ditching the fleece under your shell and replacing it with the Patagonia Down Sweater. Stuffed with high-quality 800-fill goose down this will keep your torso toasty on even the coldest days Siberia can throw at Niseko. Wrapped in a windproof, tear-resistant, and water-repellent shell,
This innovative Swedish brand is taking Europe and Japan by storm, but has yet to expand to Australasia or North America. Haglofs make top quality winter gear and this husky fleece is no exception. Constructed with two of of the best fleece materials: Polartec Thermal Pro High Loft, the warmest fleece combining high thermal properties with low