The Gear Kit: Scandinavian Conditions

The Gear Kit: Scandinavian Conditions

Posted by Simon Tjernström

Photos by Robin Swahn

2019-11-28 12:48

Windy, cold, bitter with lots of white outs. Scandinavian conditions puts the riders to the test. In order to fully enjoy your day, week, season on a Scandinavian mountain, it will put enormous strain on your gear.

This is the Scandinavian kit, from top to bottom.

Helmet: Sweet Protection Trooper II MIPS Helmet

Sweet Trooper 2 Mips.jpgThe Trooper II is a well build freeride helmet. The Thermoplastic Laminated Carbon Fiber construction, with a 2-piece Shell construction and the unique Impact Shields liner makes the Trooper II one of the most advanced helmets on the market.
Add to that MIPS technology, a technology that reduces rotational forces on the brain.

Goggles: Spektrum Skutan

Goggles Spektrum Skutan.jpgThe Skutan Essential is the essence of what a goggle should be. Providing you with a magnificent visual field through the spherical Carl Zeiss Vision high-grade polycarbonate lens this piece of eyewear also has a stunning visual appearance. To provide a great fit with or without a helmet we have equipped Skutan with streamlined and pivoting strap outriggers that adjust to your headwear of choice.

  • Carl Zeiss Vision superior quality polycarbonate lens with 100% UV protection
  • Bendable TPU frame
  • Helmet compatible by pivoting strap outriggers
  • Anti-fog treatment
  • Spare lens included

Face mask: Haglöfs PS Balaclava

Haglöfs PS Balaclava Black.jpg
  • Material thickness: 240 g/m²
  • Technology: Polartec Power Stretch Pro
  • Outer material: Inserts: 100% polyester (recycled)
  • Extras: flat seams; small packed dimensions

Jacket: Stellar Equipment Shell Jacket

Stellar Equipment Shell Jacket.jpgWaterproof, windproof and extremely breathable. Lightweight, stretchable and so comfortable, you can hardly feel wearing it. Stellar best-selling shell jacket is designed for alpine activities like freeriding, ski-touring and sidecountry. But it is so versatile that it can be used for a wide variety of alpine outdoor activities in all seasons.
  • Main fabric: Dermizax NX™ – 3-ply, DWR-treated, 100% polyester. 165g/sqm. Made in Japan.
  • Waterproofness: 20 000 mm.
  • Breathability: 30 200 g/sqm/24h.

Mid Layer: Patagonia Men's R2 TechFace Jacket

Patagonia Men's R2 TechFace Jacket blue.jpgThe perfect cold-weather crosslayer, the R2 TechFace Jacket provides warmth and breathability with the added benefits of abrasion and weather resistance for extended versatility in shifting mountain conditions. Fair Trade Certified sewn.
High-loft double-weave fabric is soft and warm next to skin but doesn’t trap heat; face is durable and treated with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish to shed moisture. Weighs 380g.

Pant: Stellar Shell pant
Stellar Equipment Shell pant olive.jpgA combination of leading lightweight materials, a perfected engineered cut, and a reductive design philosophy is the reason why the Stellar Shell pant have become a popular piece.
Using DermizaxNX from Japanese innovators Toray, this 3-layer shell is completely waterproof, completely windproof and extremely breathable. In fact — you will have a hard time finding any shell material that can compete with its performance

Mid layer: Norröna Lyngen Down 850 Knickers

Norröna Lyngen Down 850 Knickers blue.jpgIf you're still freezing in these. Seek help! This highly functional mid-layer is made with RDS 2.0 850 down fill and a light weight down proof recycled polyester face. With a full zip solution these pants can easily be put on and taken off without removing your ski boots, either on top or underneath your shell pants.

Boot: K2 Mindbender 130

K2 Mindbender 130 ski boot beige.jpgWith astounding power and energy transmission when you consider the feathery 1675g spec the Mindbender 130 weighs in at, these boots are for the skiers in the touring crowd that get away from the crowds so they can ski like a raging bull on untouched snow. With a simple and effective walk mode with a 50˚ range of motion.
  • Last: 98 mm
  • Fast Fit Entry – Softer TPU designed into the instep area
  • Forward Lean Adjustment: 10˚ to 17˚

Skis: Extrem Second Opinion 108

Extrem second opinion 108.jpgThis width in the Opinion series is made for the skier who wants a versatile and playful freeride ski to use every day over the mountain, regardless of snow conditions.
Second Opinion 108 is a very light glass fibre ski (1860 g at 186 cm), made out of snappy poplar wood and light paulownia wood. The harmonious tapered tip and tail, combined with the long low-rise rocker profile, creates fantastic floatation in powder and makes them easy to manoeuvre in all conditions.

  • Lengths: 179 cm / 186 cm / 193 cm
  • Tip: 134 / 134 / 136 mm
  • Waist: 108 mm
  • Tail: 125 / 125 / 126 mm
  • Radius: 19 / 21 / 22 m
  • Weight/Ski: 1800 g / 1860 g / 2000 g

Beanie: Ridebrain Beanie

Simply a must have.
Price: Cannot be bought