Dakine Gloves W/ Gore-Tex

Though most product videos showcase the finished product, this Dakine Gloves with Gore-Tex video featuring Leanne Pelosi, Eric Jackson and co. brings us into the world of product testing and gives us a visual reference as to why our hands stay warm and dry in Dakine Gloves. Follow along and the next time you read a description you will be able to put a feature to the feeling.

Volcom: Atlantic Storm Gore-Tex Jacket

Although the sun still shines, this is the time of year when your local shop becomes inundated with their fall and winter orders. Which means shops will be playing Tetris with their current season items to make room for 2012 snowboard equipment and snowboard jackets like the Volcom Atlantic Storm Gore-Tex Jacket.

If you live here in the Pacific Northwest you understand that the snow isn’t going to be the driest or the fluffiest, hence the term “Northwest Concrete”. So you need a waterproof snowboard jacket that will weather the wet and heavy snowfall that accumulates on our mountains. Check out the Volcom Atlantic Storm Gore-Tex Jacket here. Available in: Black, Brown, and Camo print, the Atlantic Storm Gore-Tex Jacket rolls in with a tech savvy design and style that wastes no time alleviating the damp misery that plaques inadequate snowboard clothing; it is the apogee of form and function and the natural outcome whenever Volcom and Gore-Tex join forces. In other words, this Volcom Jacket will crush any winter bombardment and look good doing it. Game. Set. Match.

But why stop there? The Atlantic Storm Jacket stacks the cherries on top with features like Face Tech (built in face mask) and Zip tech (jacket to pant interface) peppered into the design to further thwart the pummeling powers that be, making it an integral piece for anyone who snowboards 100+ days in the depths of the Pacific Northwest. Splice in mesh-lined pit zips to keep you from over heating and a Noise Pocket to keep the Iron Maiden flowing and you have yourself one hell of a jacket. So if you’re serious about snowboarding, the Atlantic Storm Gore-Tex Snowboard Jacket is a worthy buy. It won’t be the cheapest, but it will be a great investment that will keep you dry for a long time.

But don’t just take my word for it. Check out the Volcom video above to see the Atlantic Storm Gore-Tex Jacket in action.

The Arcteryx Theta AR Jacket: A Product Video Adventure

The Adventures of Captain Ahab: Episode 2

Captain Ahab is not one who takes being ambushed lightly. Shipwrecked and sucker-punched, Ahab experiences the metaphorical benefits of the Arcteryx Theta AR Jacket through the teachings of his new friend. He begins to understand that not only does he live to endure harsh conditions but, with the right Arcteryx Outerwear, he also seeks them out. To be comfortable is not enough; Ahab must be comfortable in climates that most civilized human beings deem unsuitable for play. So when the weather gets the best of Ahab, he aims to even the score by belittling the climate’s most devastating attack.

By land and sea, being dressed in the Theta AR’s waterproof Gore-Tex Pro Shell (or “Dragon Shell”) gives Ahab the opportunity to adapt to and endure the brutal attack of the Bad Weather Ninja. Its well thought out design that features WaterTight Zippers, Pit Zips, One-hand adjustablility and a longer cut which stifles his foe and renders the ninja powerless.

You see, we have all been sucker-punched by a bad weather ninja, it is a life lesson that teaches us to be better prepared, especially here in the Pacific Northwest where it is foolish to believe the meteorologist whose extended forecast calls for blue skies and no precipitation. But no matter where you are on the globe, unsuspecting rain, wind, and snow or the combination of all three can kill the mood and in some cases threaten your life. Real talk. Don’t be caught off guard. To be well prepared is to give yourself the upper hand in any situation.