23 February 2014
Tahoe is an amazing place in the summer for biking, with miles upon miles of trails, and some of the most spectacular views, the biking here is unparalleled. With the winters generally leaving feet upon feet of snow, it is often time to put the bike away in favor of our two planked friends. However with the last few seasons being less than desirable at best, many of us have sought out alternative forms of recreation other than skiing unfortunately. This is where the biking comes back with our fat tire snow bikes.
Currently we have 9.0.7 Snow Bikes for rental and for sale, and let me tell you, they are fun! Over the weekend our backshop guys Eric and Jesse took the bikes out to see what they could do, and they were impressed to say the least. The fat tires give superior grip on the snow, and provide just the right amount of suspension with a rigid frame. So come on in and check out our new line of snow bikes and take one out for yourself, you may be pleasantly surprised.
3 January 2014
In Tahoe you need outerwear that can do it all. With weather that can change from full on winter to sunny California in a matter of hours, the right jacket and pants are key. That’s where Orage steps in with their full line of amazing outerwear. Recently, I had the privilege of throwing on the Orage Edition jacket as well as the Belmont Pants, and learned that style and functionality can truly be intertwined.
The Orage Edition jacket is a high-performance shell that fits like a dream and looks pretty darn good at the same time. With 20K Waterproof, and 20K Breathability, it repels water and keeps ya dry without making you sweat. The right amount of pockets on a jacket are key, you don’t want too many, and you also don’t want too little. The Edition jacket comes with just the right amount, one for your pass, one for your phone, and a couple others scattered here and there for good measure. And lets not forget about warmth, quite possibly the most important feature when choosing a jacket. The Orage Edition jacket is just a shell, thus not providing the most warmth by itself. However with the right layering underneath, this thing keeps ya toasty on the coldest of days.
Overall, the Orage Edition jacket is a superior piece of technical outerwear that I love wearing everyday no matter what the conditions may be. It keeps me warm on those frigid days, and doesn’t kill me when it’s bluebird and warm. It fits loose but not baggy, giving you just enough room to move around when you need to. And it’s pretty stylish all at the same time, providing a sharp look with technical performance. Read the rest of this entry »
30 December 2013
Lenses for Bright Light Conditions & Sunny Days:
- The Blackout lens is great for sunny conditions due to its dark gray base lens tint that cuts glare and helps reduce eye fatigue when out in bright and sunny conditions. VLT: 10%
Red Sol-X Mirror Lens:
- The Red Sol-X Mirror lens has a dark sienna brown, Sol-X base lens tint along with a multi-layer green mirror that helps cut glare and reduce eye fatigue in bright and sunny conditions. VLT: 17% Read the rest of this entry »
17 December 2013
I don’t know about you but I like what is happening in skiwear fashion and design. Now don’t freak on me… for many of you the words skiwear and fashion linked together send you running for the cover of your Subaru. I’m not talking in the boot ski pants and furry moon boots. I’m talking about functional skiwear with a Lake Tahoe local flair that catches the lens of a camera when you’re blasting through pow or hucking yourself off a cliff. I’m talking about a Chamois, kind of anti-fashion manifesto.
Even the most anti-fashion skier is making a fashion statement of some sort. Ski pants with ragged cuffs and parkas seam sealed with duct tape made a statement, most likely a statement you’ve grown out of. California skiers have always professed an understated yet technical sense of “fashion”. I just happen to like where we are in our need to express our reluctance to the razzle-dazzle skiwear of some of our neighboring ski states. Read the rest of this entry »