Happy first day of March!
While April is famously described as “the cruelest month” by T.S. Eliot, I’m pretty sure it’s March that’s cruel.
Why? Because while March often means copious, abundant spring snowfall, it’s also the month when ski resorts and ski areas begin winding down winter.
So to beat the March blues, I’m excited today for an unplanned, bonus women’s ski clothing giveaway from Wildhorn Outfitters of Utah.
Wildhorn Outfitters reached out to me a few weeks ago and we’re partnering in just four days on a Junior Ski Helmet/Goggle combo giveaway that you won’t want to miss.
Regarding their helmets, Wildhorn makes helmets and goggles for adults, too, with all the safety and comfort features you expect. Plus, Wildhorn is an official helmet supplier to the US Ski Team, specifically to Ashley Caldwell, the 2016 World Cup Champion in Aerials. If the helmets are good enough for our best athletes, they’re good enough for all of us!
Wildhorn Outfitters Frontera Jacket
Anyway, back to women’s ski and snowboard clothing. In addition to sending me helmets and goggles to sample, Wildhorn sent me two women’s Frontera Ski/Snowboard Jackets to try.
The first thing that caught my eye was the price. At $119.99, the Wildhorn Frontera jacket is a great value, especially when you consider the construction and all the features.
Here’s a quick rundown.
- Thermal insulation throughout the jacket from body through arms
- 12k Waterproof rating with DWR (durable water repellent) and fully taped seams
- Soft, lined collar and insulated, adjustable helmet-compatible hood (hood does not zip off)
- Pit zips (yes!)
- Powder skirt that snaps away when not in use
- Two interior pockets (one zipper, one stash)
- Two exterior pockets and a bonus ski pass pocket on the arm
- Adjustable wrists and built in hand warmer with thumbhole cuffs
- Available in four colors with slightly contrasting print of the same color on the back and front sleeve panels.
Wildhorn designed the Frontera to offer the technical features you want in a no-nonsense, comfortable jacket that won’t constrict your range of motion even if you add layers underneath (which I always do!).
Regarding the fit, I found that the jackets ran a bit larger than the measurements provided on the website. I wear a size 4 and the small fits me best, even though my measurements are borderline between small and medium.
Wildhorn Outfitters Kessler Snow Pants
To be totally frank, I was extra-special, super-excited to get these pants because on the website it showed them as having inseam ventilation zips. Yay!
Wrong. That turned out to be an error. While the men’s Bowman Snow Pants have zips, the women’s Kessler Snow Pants do not. (And yes, I’ve made a friendly suggestion that they redesign them for next season.)
Anyway, zips aside, these pants have a true-to-size, flattering fit and cover the basics.
Starting at the top, the pants sit slightly below the waist and have a built-in, adjustable elastic belt to keep ’em in place. I suggest learning how to use the belt before the first use! While it’s a simple snap to close the belt, it took me a few tries to realize that releasing the belt is as easy as pushing down on the right edge of the buckle.
Like the Frontera Jacket, the Kessler pants are fully insulated, and featured DWR water repellency and taped seams. The cuffs have zippers, making them easy to pull over your boots. Two deep front pockets and one good-sized side pocket offer storage.
And here’s the best news. Like the Frontera Jacket, the Kessler Snow Pants are well-made, with plenty of technical features. They come in four colors and cost just $99.99.
Wildhorn Women’s Ski Clothing Giveaway
Not just for skiers, these items work for snowboarding, too! The giveaway outfit comes in size Medium, as show at the top of this post. Good luck!Wildhorn Outfitters Women’s Ski Coat and Snow Pants Giveaway
To facilitate this post, Wildhorn Outfitters sent me a variety of ski pants, ski jackets, helmets and goggles. Some of these items have been used for the review, others have been given to product testers and some are included in today’s giveaway. As always, all opinions are my own and are exactly what I would tell my family and friends.
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