High Altitude Harmony: Skiing Vail, Colorado

, December 5, 2017

Found west of Denver along the iconic Interstate 70, Vail is one of Colorado’s premium alpine resorts for winter and summer adventures. The area is blessed with perfect Rocky Mountain summers filled with sunshine and famously snowy winters. In the summer mountain bikers descend and backpackers descend upon the town but what really sets this resort aside from the rest is its widely diverse terrain for winter sports in this part of the Rockies.

Smith Transport Ski Helmet

, March 5, 2012

After reviewing Smith’s I/O Goggle, I searched out another product from the brand’s environmentally friendly Evolve line of helmets. During my testings in Colorado at the beginning of the season, I had the unfortunate luck of being able put the Tranport in an extreme situation that helped prove the helmet’s sturdy design.

Smith I/O Ski Goggle

, February 8, 2012

Smith Optics has become well established as one of the market leaders in mountain accessories. As a number of brands jostle for the leading stake in optic design, Smith have done well not only to develop the features of it’s signature goggles, but also to innovate on the environmental side of manufacturing. Being part of the Evolve range, the I/O is composed of some bio-based Pearlthane and recycled urethane materials including on the environmental side of manufacturing. Beyond these ecological credentials, the Smith I/O makes for a high performance product, so combining the potentials of responsible retail and design.