Friday, February 1, 2013

Review: Airblaster everything

I really wanted new outerwear this season and when the time came to choose I decided to go head to toe with Airblaster. From their humble beginnings with leg bags to where they're at today being a full outerwear/eyewear and everything in between snowboard powerhouse, Airblaster is all about bringing the fun. Have you ever seen they're movie December from a little while back? If not then shame on you.

The jacket I've been wearing as of late is the Jed Anderson pro model. It's a slightly longer fitting jacket, super light and extremely comfy. It's a shell so as you probably already know you'll have to layer in order to stay warm in all ranges of temps. The jacket has an attached powder skirt to keep out the unwanted snow when you're rag dolling it down the slope. Lots of pockets, detailing on the snaps and zipper pulls, and a nice sized hood top it off. Thumbs up from me.

The pants I went with, again, are Jed Anderson's pro models. They fit just like your favorite pair of pants. They have a tiny bit of stretch to them which works out perfectly since they're a slimmer fitting pant...but not too slim. They're not nut huggers by any means, just a nice regular fitting pair of snowboard pants.

My only suggestion for the aforementioned garments would have to be a jacket to pant interface of sorts. You know, some type of connectivity from the jacket's powder skirt to the waist of the pant. I find that extra measure of snow security comforting when I'm out riding.

Overall I'm extremely impressed with the quality and functionality of both pieces and would totally recommend Airblaster to anyone seeking some super stylish outerwear in their kit.

I also had the pleasure to check out Airblaster's Airgoggles. I'm going to go out on a limb and say these are the best goggles I've ever owned. They're smart. They have a lens called the Baker Lens. The Baker Lens is the smartest lens because the mirror coating is on the inside lens and not the outside one. Anyone who has had a mirror lens knows that over time the mirror coating wears off from daily cleaning/wiping. Not with the Baker Lens. The mirror coating is housed safely beneath the outside lens, safe from any wear and tear. Like I said, smart. The size of the goggle is fairly big. When I'm wearing them I can pretty much see everything, no obstructions from the frame whatsoever. They also have yet to fog up on me, another goggle gripe of mine, now a thing of the past. If you're in the market for some goggles I'm pretty sure Airblaster's got all the bases covered.

Head on over to Airblaster's site for all things Airblaster and to find out where your nearest dealer is. Also, waste some time playing Blasteroids.

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