The wood stove is burning, snow tires are installed on the Prius, and another snow storm is predicted. It is time to get out the winter gear. Last year I fell in love with First Ascent clothing line. A couple of years ago, Eddie Bauer joined up with a dream team of mountaineers including: Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, Melissa Arnot, and Dave Hahn to build a new line of outerwear and gear called First Ascent.
Now until November 23rd, Whittaker Mountaineering is offering an instant $100 off any First Ascent online order exceeding $500 with the coupon code FIRST11. The site also has many sale items. Right now they have a good selection.
First Ascent Favs (shown below):
Women’s Mountain Guide Lite Pant – true to size but a will be a bit short for taller folks, repels moisture, flattering slim fit but not too tight, great for layering, perfect for a winter hike, climb, ski, or snowshoe
Women’s Cloud Layer 1/4 Zip Top – this fleece is warm, has just the right amount of room for active pursuits with a fitted look, and I loved the longer zipper for ventilation
Women’s Paradise 1/4 Zip – super soft, odor resistant, warm, wicks moisture, size up if you don’t like a snug fit, love the 1/4 zip and blue color
After visiting Whittaker Mountaineering’s website my wish list is growing: Women’s BC-200 Shell Jacket (Lava), Downlight Hooded Jacket (black), Guide Glove, Midweight Baselayer Pants…