Winter is not coming, it is here! If you are not fortunate enough to live in a tropical climate sadly that means sub-zero temperatures, shorter days, and icy roads. However, do not despair, the folks at Oakley have just the right gear to help you power through the season, hit the slopes, and most importantly stay cozy. Welcome to our Gear Diary for Winter 2021, powered by brand sponsor Oakley.
Since 1975, the sports eyewear brand Oakley has been offering men’s and women’s product lines that appeal to sports performance, active and lifestyle consumers. Oakley also maintains the US Standard Issue, which provides U.S. military and law enforcement eye protection. Today, the Oakley brand is more than just eyewear. Oakley has morphed into a lifestyle that includes sports watches, footwear, apparel, and of course, its famous Oakley sunglasses. We were recently allowed to check out some of their latest Winter gear and here are some of our favorites.
The Oakley TNP Insulated Anorak is a snow jacket with style and substance. Combining an old school anorak design with a new stretch construction plus 80g warmth-trapping synthetic insulation, this pullover coat will keep you warm and dry while you sizzle the slopes with style and play in the powder with confidence in the gear on your body.
We especially love the three-point hood adjustment delivers that gives you added protection to your head and mesh underarm vents and adjustable cuffs ensure optimum comfort in any climate. The addition of a “powder skirt” and hem cinch also work incredibly well to protect against deep snow. The cherry on top is an RFID protected pass pocket that gives you a hi-tech edge not normally associated with Winter wear.
With its impressive XL size that maximizes field-of-view at all angles, and a new Ridgelock EV lens construction that allows greater upward visibility and unobstructed viewing when in an aggressive skiing position, these are some expectedly bad-ass eyewear for hitting the slopes.
We especially appreciate the O Matter® Chassis – Flexible O Matter® frame conforms to your face and remains flexible even in extreme cold plus the semi-rim frame that is designed to absorb and protect against the impacts of gate slap and provides a dampening effect when contacting the helmet.
Lastly, the Flight Path XL’s are outfitted with Oakley’s own Prizm exclusive lens technology, engineered to help you see the contrast on the mountain in a variety of challenging light and snow conditions.
Don’t forget to keep your head warm too with the B1B Logo Beanie featuring a warm acrylic build, ribbed cuff, and emblazoned logo, show your love with this stylish and functional beanie.
The Oakley TNP Lined Shell Pants provide the simplicity and layer-ability of a 3-layer alpine shell design, but with a little added warmth and next-to-skin comfort.
Not only are the shell pants waterproof, breathable, and stylish for all-season resort riding, they feature a more tapered performance fit to allow better movability plus abrasion-resistant kick panels, vented thighs, and an adjustable waistband with elastic and velcro waist tabs.
Of note with the TNP Lined shell pants is the use of Oakley’s FN Dry technology, a protective layer applied to the fabric to keep you dry and protected from the harshest elements but still allowing heat and sweat to escape through evaporation keeping you warm, dry, and comfortable.
When blustery, cold temperatures blow in, repel the elements in style with the TNP Neck Gaiter. An all-Polyester fleece fabrication provides all-day warmth, and an embroidered logo delivers on style in this gaiter that keeps you where you want to be – outside.