Boulder, CO (September 29, 2015) – OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected Dynafit to be featured in their Winter Buyer’s Guide as among the best gear to have for the winter sports season. Five different products from soft goods to technical bindings were reviewed in various categories. The featured Dynafit products include two bindings—the Radical FT 2.0 and the Beast 14; two new jackets—the women’s Chugach Windstopper and the Men’s Yotei GTX; and a new boot—the Winter Guide GTX. The entire selection of products appears in OUTSIDE’s Winter Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands September 29.
From winter running shoes and weatherproof cameras to snowboards and avalanche airbags, the OUTSIDE gear team tested hundreds of products to determine the best in gear this year for the Winter Buyer’s Guide. Featuring the most innovative products, killer deals for the price-conscious consumer, and expert ideas for winter outings, it’s the ideal resource for budding adventurers and outdoor aficionados alike. Reviews are organized by sport and activity, and include the ideal setting or experience level for each product, as well as tips for getting the most out of each gear pick. Only the best items on the market make into the pages of the Guide.
“Dynafit is the pioneering brand of backcountry ski equipment and we’ve continued to apply our cutting edge technology to Dynafit’s softgoods offerings as well,” said Dynafit’s North American Marketing Manager, Jamie Starr. “We’re excited to realize this breadth of recognition across multiple product lines from OUTSIDE MAGAZINE, which we view as one of most trusted sources for gear reviews.”
“Great gear is essential to making the best of our time outside, and for many of us, it’s the most valuable investment we make,” says OUTSIDE Buyer’s Guide editor Axie Navas. “The gear industry is innovating at an amazing pace to keep up with ever-changing outdoor trends, and we want our readers to reap all the benefits of these advances. The OUTSIDE gear team hit the trails and the back country on foot, bike, ski, and snowboard to put all the newest products to the test, and nearly 300 made the cut, with seven top-notch items winning our coveted Gear of the Year award. With the picks from the Winter Buyer’s Guide, our readers can be confident they’re facing the elements with the best gear on the market.”
More about the featured products:
Radical FT 2.0: The Radical FT is for ski tourers and freeriders who love the descent. Leaves no doubt – all other systems pale in comparison in terms of weight, performance, and safety. When the shock absorber is slid forward (LOCK!), the carbon plate stiffens. When in the “Lock‘” position the back rubber pieces provide shock absorption. The ski thus stiffens up. Also the torsional rigidity between the carbon plate and the toe piece increases. In the UNLOCK position, the ski has its natural flex characteristics.
Beast 14: The new Beast 14 is specifically designed for aggressive skiers who seek unbeatable uphill and downhill performance. It offers a DIN range of 5-14 and a reduced weight from its big brother, the Beast 16.
Men’s Yotei GTX: The Yotei Jacket is designed and developed by and for those who push the boundaries of freeride backcountry skiing in big mountain terrain. Incorporating the latest in 3-layer fabric technology through the use of GORE-TEX® C-Knit Fabric with industry leading construction methods, the Yotei stands at the pinnacle of technical outerwear. With features like roomy chest pockets to accommodate ascension skins, a removable mesh powder skirt, and an ergonomic wrist cuff, the Yotei excels in fast, repetitive transitions between steep skin tracks and deep snow descents.
Women’s Chugach Windstopper: From freezing snowstorms to crystal clear bluebird days, the Chugach Jacket was crafted to accommodate dynamic backcountry conditions. Strategically incorporating durable GORE-TEX® Windstopper Softshell fabric where it’s needed most and lightweight stretch-woven, DWR treated fabric for heat-regulating comfort everywhere else, the Chugach shines bright with its thoughtful design and its advanced technology.
Guide Boot GTX: The new Winter Guide GORE-TEX® Boot is designed for those who prioritize warm, dry feet and long-lasting comfort. The three-buckle boot has easy-to-use features, walking comfort, and reliable skiing performance, but it’s the internal microclimate that truly sets it apart with a revolutionary patented construction, combined with GORE-TEX® Performance. The liner‘s breathable, waterproof membrane allows water vapor to escape through the perforations present throughout the surface of the liner, ensuring the wearer‘s feet stay dry.
The complete list of Buyer’s Guide selections will be featured in the OUTSIDE Winter Buyer’s Guide, available on newsstands September 29.
About DYNAFIT: Dynafit is the leading brand in all forms of human powered skiing. Dynafit North America is part of Salewa North America, a subsidiary of Salewa International, based in Bolzano, Italy. Salewa International is a family-owned business with global operations, specializing in premium outdoor consumer products. Boulder-based Salewa North America manages the USA/Canada sales, operations, marketing, distribution, and customer service functions for the Salewa brand, along with Dynafit (based in Munich, Germany), Pomoca (based in Aubonne, Switzerland), and rock climbing brand Wild Country (based in Tideswell, U.K.). www.dynafit.com
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