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Gear You Need To Start The Decade Off

So no pressure, but it’s the start of a new decade and that means a clean slate, fresh start, tabula rasa, whatever you want to call it. As with all new beginnings, it’s a chance to embark on creating the best version of yourself. And if you’re a Whistler local, somewhere in there is usually increasing your time on the hill and your snowboarding or skiing abilities. Well, that’s something that requires time. If you’re inpatient like us, just grab something from our gear you need to start the decade off on the right ski list and getting cracking!

GoPro Hero 8

Forget writing this new chapter, film it with a GoPro Hero 8 and relive the chapter over and over. Equipped with a 12MP CMOS image sensor and 4K video capability, this action camera delivers stunning imagery you’ll want to be part of your new decade. What’s more, the long list of mounts will allow you to be creative with angles and how you’re getting your insane footy.

Oakley PRIZM Goggles and Sunglasses

PRIZM technology is the way of the future. The lenses allow you to see contrast as well as enhance colours. This leads to a increased ability to navigate through terrain. Hello, no more flat landings or blow outs! 2020, new year, new you, no new knee!

Mons Royale Anything

Merino wool is the way of the future. Merino wool is traceable and 100% biodegradable. It is also breathable and antimicrobial which means it can help keep you dry while you’re braving the elements and also, keep you smelling fresh.

Corcksicle Canteen

These colourful, completely reusable and trendy canteens, tumblers, stemless wine cups, mugs, and tumbler straws will help you drink more water in the new year. What’re more, they’re sustainable. So you don’t forfeit style while reducing your impact on the planet.

Hestra Gloves

Purchase a pair of Hestra Gloves and you might not need new ones for another decade. Yes, you read that right.  Made from Elk leather, these gloves are designed to stand the test of time.

2020 is your chance at starting the best decade yet. Set off on the right ski and with the right gear found at McCoo’s. With the correct gear to get you on the mountain for longer, you’ll be well on your way to logging hours towards being the best rider you can be. From all of us at McCoo’s, Happy New Year!

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Everything You Need For A Lit Fall

Summer has come and gone but we’re okay with that. You know why? Because fall in the mountains is AH-MA-ZING! You really can’t go wrong with some of the best biking and hiking of the whole year. And did we mention the weather? The sun and the crisp fall air is enough to inspire anyone to get out and adventure. Here’s our list of what you need to have the most lit fall yet.

RipCurl Flannel

Fall is all about layering. Stay warm against the unpredictable temperatures with a flannel. And when the sun is shining, it’s easy to take off to soak up those rays.

Herschel Backpack

The days are getting shorter and we can bet you’re going from work to an outdoor activity, maximizing the daylights hours. Don’t miss a beat by packing everything you need in a classy, timeless Herschel backpack.

S’well Water Bottle

You might not think so, but even as the days get colder, your body is loosing just as much water through the day as in summer. Stay hydrated and decrease your carbon footprint by investing in a S’well Water Bottle. These beautiful bottles were created to encourage people to stop buying disposable bottles.

Coal Beanie

It’s the moment all us Whistler locals have been waiting for. It’s beanie season. Yes, as soon as fall comes around, it’s perfectly acceptable to pull out that beanie that you retired to the closet during the summer months. In fact, it’s more than acceptable to go out and get a fresh one in this year’s colours.

Oakley Sunglasses

That autumn sun can be extra bright, especially with the reds, yellows, and oranges taking over the mountainside. Protect your eyes and even see more with a pair of Oakley sunglasses. Their PRIZM technology helps to maximize contrast, enhancing nature’s stunning fall colour scheme.

So, get out an adventure while you can. After all, autumn is short lived and the snow will be falling soon. If you need help outfitting yourself with the best gear for fall, come stop by McCoo’s. We’ve got you covered.

What’s So Great About Oakley PRIZM Lenses?

Goggles are crucial. You need them to navigate your way around the mountain and with the current technologies, that’s possible in virtually all conditions. You’ve probably seen or heard about the Oakley PRIZM lenses, but do you really know what it’s all about? Oakley has launched their PRIZM lenses with vision fine-tuning technology and they’re the talk of the town. But really, what’s so great about these PRIZM lenses anyway?

What is a PRIZM lense?

PRIZM is a new Oakley lens technology that fine-tunes vision for sport-specific environments. The lenses work to emphasize colors, specifically contrast, where the eye is most sensitive to detail, which in return, helps to enhance performance and safety. What’s more, this now happens through a wide range of light conditions whereas other goggles have specific lenses for certain light conditions. Even then, many of them don’t work as well as we need them to.

KEY BENEFITS OF OAKLEY PRIZM LENSES:

– Sharpens visual perception to help you see more clearly and react faster.
– Enhances color recognition to help you quickly spot what you need to see.
– Optimizes your ability to better see the important moving objects in your periphery.

How Do Oakley PRIZM Lenses Work?

Tons and tons of research but more specifically, the lenses provide unprecedented control of light transmission resulting in colors precisely tuned to maximize contrast and enhance visibility. This happens through the use of specially engineered lens tints. Basically, light that could interfere with vision is filtered out while emphasizing the colors that aid your brain creating a more precise visual understanding of the surrounding area. A simpler way of looking at this is in terms of contrast. Oakley achieved this innovation by utilizing “hyperspectral imaging,” a technique used by spy satellites that helps analyze light in real-world environments with levels of detail and precision that is previously un-heard of. What’s more, their design allows for increased peripheral vision.

Sport-Specific PRIZM Lenses

There are PRIZM lenses for all sports as well as daily wear (sunglasses). And for the eyewear to perform at the highest level, they have been tested until the cows come home. Oakley made sure that each sport specific eyewear had the capability to see the perfect colors in the environment that the sport is performed in. In each environment, the lenses enhance the colors you need to see for maximum sports performance and filter out the rest. The improved color contrasts leads to better vision and ultimately, performance.

Do you have more questions about what the Oakley PRIZM technology entails and how it can help you on the hill? Be sure to speak to one of our staff members!