Hotham is notorious for some wild weather now and again, and the great snow that results. That sends the average punters heading for shelter, but not our youngest sponsored skier 3 year old Baxter Wright. If it’s socked in always time for a park session he reckons! So apart from attitude and aptitude how does he do it in all weathers?
Great snow gear from Australia’s own XTM helps. Young Bax Man has been road testing a bunch of the latest XTM little kid’s gear and it’s got his seal of approval. It just goes to show if your kids are serious about snow el cheapo rubbish gear won’t help them at all. For not much more you get quality you can pass on to siblings or easily offload at swap sale time.
We’ll have more on Bax’s view of Hotham later, but in the meantime this is the gear that keeps him out there:
Here’s the low down:
Logan Jacket – RRP$159.99
Designed to keep your boy warm and comfortable in all conditions. 15,000 waterproof, 10,000 breathable with 140gsm insulation through the body. Comes with a removable hood and a built in powder skirt. The Logan features an easy access lift pass pocket on the sleeve with built in goggle wipe.
Kids X-Goggle RRP$44.99
Cylindrical double lens kids style with adjustable helmet compatible strap and ergonomic face foam.
Ninja Pant – RRP$139.99
A hard wearing high performance kids snow pant. 15,000 waterproof / 10,000 breathable with 80 gsm insulation throughout. Fully seam sealed. Features include an adjustable waist, articulated knees, reinforced ankle cuffs and 5 external pockets.
Totally Wild Mitt – RRP$29.99
Xtreme-Tex 10,000/10,000 Waterproof/Breathable insert, Thinsulate insulation, easy entry cuff with YKK zip and barrel lock
Kids Merino Baselayer – $54.99
Made from 100% fine Australian merino 230gsm 20.5 micron. fitted with raglan sleeves, thumb gussets and flat lock seams. Being 100% Aussie merino it is thermo regulating, odour resistant, non itch, moisture wicking and highly breathable.