SIA Summer Snowdown 2007

  • Uvex Uses Magic To Keep You Safe On The Slopes

    Uvex Uses Magic To Keep You Safe On The Slopes


    UVEX has been in the goggle game since the 50s when they pioneered UV protection in goggle lenses and today is no different. The Univision Magic implores LCD technology to eliminate the need to carry around two different sets of goggles when you’re hitting slopes. The Magic features a VALiD lens that was originally developed for the US Air Force by AlphaMicron. If you find yourself in… Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: A Quick Session With Sessions

    SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: A Quick Session With Sessions

    Sessions is from the old school, circa 1983, so they know what they’re doing when it comes to action sports gear. So pay attention. They’ve teamed up with RECCO, Skullcandy and Gore-Tex to bring you, the consumer, the best gear your hard earned dollars can buy. The SSC Co-op jacket, pictured above, has an integrated Skullcandy mp3 player sleeve switch that hooks up with, you… Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Bern, The Only Helmet You'll Ever Need

    SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Bern, The Only Helmet You'll Ever Need

    Bern is a small time outfit doing big, big things in the helmet world and CrunchGear always roots for the little guy. Bern made a name for themselves at the Torino Olympics when team rider Seth Wescott won the Olympic Gold in Snowboardcross. Umm, OK? He was sporting a Bern lid that had a baseball-cap-like bill that is so damn cool. What’s great about Bern is that you only need to get… Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Hands On With Orage

    SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Hands On With Orage

    I took a few minutes to talk to the folks at Orage and I’m glad that I did. The gear coming out of the Canadian Ski outfit is cutting edge and stylish. Team Rider TJ Schiller’s custom jacket is decked out with some neat features that let you stash your goods instead of lugging around a pack or renting out a locker. There’s enough room in the front zip for just about… Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Spyder's Liquid Armor Suit

    SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Spyder's Liquid Armor Suit

    Spyder, as they usually do, had some pretty wicked stuff on display, but I was drawn to the d3o ‘liquid armor’ suit. I know the technology isn’t new, but it’s still cool to see it being integrated into performance clothing like the ladies d3o Freeryde armored suit, picture after the jump. If you’re a racer then the d3o suits could save your forearms from nasty… Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: RECCO, Avalanche Rescue System

    SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: RECCO, Avalanche Rescue System

    RECCO is an avalanche rescue system that’s used by more than 500 rescue organizations around the world. The RECCO reflector, pictured above, is fully integrated into the latest snow/ski gear, and in the unfortunate case you’re trapped under an avalanche you’ll e rescued a lot sooner. The RECCO system utilizes harmonic radar between the detector and reflector, which gives… Read More

  • SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Hands On With OGIO

    SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Hands On With OGIO

    The SIA show is something I’ve been looking forward to for a few months, while it isn’t the Surf Expo, the Summer Snowdown will quench my outdoorsy action sport needs. There was a ton of cool stuff that I’ll be throwing down as quickly as my phalanges will let me, so stay tuned because there’s something for everyone ranging from gear bags to liquid armored… Read More