Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 20 August 2014

The 50 Best winter sports gear

Analog Freedom jacket surfdome.com, £179.99 This does everything you need it to do and the fabric looks great. It also gives you licence to pair it with some seriously loud snowboard pants.
Kjus Formula Four-Way Stretch jacket mrporter.com, £730 Two things Scandinavians do well are fashion and winter sports. Kjus have thought of everything – this even has a detachable balaclava.
Burton Mix Master glove burton.com, £105 The Mix Master gloves allow you to throw your iPod Nano or iPhone into your jacket or pack, then control it by simply tapping on your glove.

Whether you’re sticking to the blue runs or tackling something more adventurous, Jonathan Thompson chooses the kit that’s always high-performance

The experts:

Matt Barr is Author of Skiing Europe and Snowboarding The World (footprinttravelguides.com)

Claire Collins is Marketing manager of Snow+Rock, winter sports retailer (snowandrock.com)

Shona Tate is BASI Trainer and Director at the British Alpine Ski Schools (britishskischool.com)

Dan Grose is Outdoor sports and fitness buyer at online lifestyle store Surfdome (surfdome.com)

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