Shopping on the off-season can help you keep more money in your bank account, all while buying the best of the best. Ascribing to a frugal lifestyle can mean you can spend more on the next family vacation, stock away extra dollars for future college tuition, or plan for retirement a bit easier. Our favorite item for buying during the off season is winter gear!
Buying ski and snowboard gear during the summer months is a great way to save a ton of money on items you need when the snow is flying again. Summer sales and consignment stores are a great way to pick up winter clothing for kiddo’s that grow quickly. If you can, find winter gear that will last several seasons to ensure that you get the most use out of it.
We love Obermeyer because of their innovative I-Grow technology. Kids and teen sizes from Obermeyer feature a simple and unique way to lengthen the sleeves and cuffs of outerwear up to two inches. Just snip the I-Grow colored threads and your child is ready for another season of snowy, outdoor fun! Designed specifically for teens we love the Brooke Pant with its extended wear system.
For adults, Obermeyer’s durable and high quality gear can put up with whatever adventures you are ready for. Their outerwear features a lifetime warranty, ensuring that you’ll have multiple seasons of use from each item you buy. Powder pants are reinforced in the seat and knee so that no spill on the mountain will leave you with a tear in your gear!
Typically once you’ve hit your adult size you don’t have to worry about the length of your pants or sleeves becoming a problem so a good set of outerwear that lasts through several seasons is the perfect summer investment. For avid skiers we are loving the Kahilina Jacket and Clio Softshell Pant.
Insulated but not heavy, the Kahilina is ideal for both spending time on the mountain and in the city. Designed with 3M Thinsulate Insulation, you’ll stay warm but not feel overheated when your muscles are burning coming down the mountain. Thumb holes in the sleeves and extra belly snaps ensure that the cold snow stays out. For extra safety, the Kahilina is embedded with RECCO reflectors to help search and rescue locate you in case of an emergency. While experiencing an avalanche is rare, this amazing technology is battery free and connects with the devices searchers use on the mountain!
For bottoms, the Clio Softshell pant is completely water resistant and double reinforced in the knees and bottom to ensure you stay warm and dry, even when it’s been a few seasons since your last lesson. Finished with a durable water repellent finish your pants will retain up to 80% of their performance through more than 10 washes!