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Thursday, July 29, 2021
NAKED Optics goggles rule for quality and value says our Thredbo test team. The Austrian indie brand has got a lot of traction in Europe and lately Japan for their winning combination of quality, functionality and affordability. Our tester verdict can be summed up as Why pay more than $AUD 120 for a great pair of goggles? NAKED Optics basic premise since...
Want the best in winter face masks? South Korea's NAROO MASK delivers innovative, functional balaclava ski/snowboard masks that rock! South Korea has more engineers per capita than anywhere on the planet, with results we all know for the latest smarts in hi-tec TVs, phones, fridges, cars and plenty more. Skiing and boarding is huge over there too - check our series...
Interest in back country snow is booming and to help you get into there are some great new FREE avi beacon sessions from the new Alpine Backcountry store in Berridale. Alpine Backcountry boss John Morrell was the original Aussie powder guide in Hokkaido for 40 years or so, and with the quiet COVID affected season up there he decided to...
Our Aussie Indie Snow Start Up series continues with mighty Melbourne based Slugskis - born in captivity, aka one of the 2020 lockdowns, Slug are on a mission to put the steeze back in skiing down under says founder Matt Tickner. First question thought, Matt where did the name come from? Slug is my nick name on the mountain at Hotham....
Next in our series on Aussie indie snow start ups say hello, Jalapeño Board Company! Gold Coast boarder Jarred Diehm decided the office life wasn't for him last year. A typical Goldie lover of board sports, Jarred has been snowboarding since he was 15. Again quite typical for a local snow lovers he rates Niseko his favourite place to board. At...
Is this the must-have accessory at Thredbo and Falls this winter? Well, you won't get lost wearing one of Aussie snow-start up Skimapit's cool trail map balaclavas or neck warmers that's for sure. Nor will anyone else who checks your head out .. We love indie Aussie brands and entrepreneurs having a crack at making an idea/dream into a business,...

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