Snow Angel has introduced four types of women’s undergarments that stretch and effectively absorb moisture. The underwear is designed to act as a warming layer, but it can also be worn on its own. The four different materials, Cybersilk, Doeskin, Veluxe, and Wilderknit are all made to be soft to the skin, quick to absorb moisture, and to stretch easily and comfortably with the body. Doeskin feels like cashmere and is sold to Nordstrom’s lingerie department, but is also technical enough to meet the needs of customers at McMurdo Station and the South Pole. Cybersilk is lighter weight and much more effective than silk: it wicks moisture and dries five times as fast and is much more durable. (650) 728-1566 / www.snowangel.com
Backcountry Access Hydration Pack
Backcountry Access’s Stash Pack has been designed with winter in mind. The hydration tube and bite valve are “stashed” inside the insulated shoulder strap where body heat prevents the hose from freezing. The new Micro-Stash is the smallest of four Stash Packs, but perfect for cross-country skiing. It is 500 cu. inches and has a 70oz bladder.
Honey Stinger is a natural energy boost for athletes. It is an energy gel made from honey, water, salt, potassium, B vitamins and natural flavors. Honey Stinger can be taken straight from the packet, mixed in drinks, or added to breads, cereals and fruit. Honey Stinger comes in three flavors, Gold, Mint, and GinSting, and has a suggested retail of $1.39 for the packet and $28.80 for a box of 24. 866-GO-HONEY / www.honeystinger.com
Speed Pac is a hard shell backpack made to protect contents of the pack from impact. A lightweight, plastic shell holds up to 500 cubic inches. In other words, enough gear for an afternoon of skiing. Velcro straps keep the contents of the pack secure. Adjustable shoulder straps allow the user to customize the fit. The pack is also water resistant and comes in a variety of colors. 1-256-880-7435 / www.speed-pac.com