Skis and boards waxed- check. Lift pass purchased- check. Snow falling- check. With the exciting opening of Whistler Mountain last week it is time to make sure all your gear and accessories are sorted for the upcoming season. Gearing up for adventure is all a part of the fun and here at Mccoos Whistler, we have been helping mountain enthusiasts look and play the part since 1987. The ski and snowboard industry is seeing great innovations in gear and technology. To keep you in the loop we have compiled a list of the hottest items to get your hands on this winter season.
A new generation of Goggles
The world has just entered a new generation of goggles where condensation and flat, low contrast vision is a thing of the past. No longer are your goggles just an outerwear accessory they are now a device to help you record, film and monitor your speed and performance. This season look for goggles with Prizm technology- a new lens technology that allows you to see the snow and surroundings with precise and crisp detail. Also look for goggles that have Bluetooth and GPS integration enabling you to measure your speed, jump analytics, vertical, navigation and more. Mccoos has Whistler’s largest selection of goggles as well as the resort’s leading goggle repair shop. Upgrade your goggles this year and step into the future.
Go Pro built for Whistler
If you don’t have an action camera yet what are you waiting for? The action camera market has been on the rise for several years now and the latest technology, design and functionality of cameras is state of the art. Our favorite action camera is the Go Pro Hero4 Sessions. This is a camera that was built for Whistler conditions. It is small, light-weight and completely waterproof without a case. There are plenty of additional accessories you can purchase like mounts, straps, wind-savers and more. Capturing your adventures on film is all a part of the fun. Make sure you add an action camera to your accessory list this year.
Boot liners with Intuition
Epic days on the mountain start with quality gear. Making sure your feet are comfortable, dry and supported is paramount for top performance. Intuition boot liners are the newest technology in ski and snowboard boots. The revolutionary liner heat molds to your feet giving you a customized fit for optimal power, control and performance. Mccoos has been the go-to place for boot-fitting ever since its inception nearly 30 years ago. Legendary George Mckonkey, who is recognized world-wide for his boot-fitting expertise, works at Mccoos (he was actually one of the original owners of the shop back in the 1980’s). Your feet are in expert hands at Mccoos- why go anywhere else?
The Year of the Helmet
Helmets have always been kind of a lame outerwear accessory. Don’t get us wrong. They are extremely important for obvious safety reasons, but practicality has been the only thing going-on for helmets for a long time. Well, not anymore. This year your choice of helmets is bigger than ever! At Mccoos we have a huge stock of helmets ranging in colour, design and functionality. Find a helmet that suits your taste and style this year. Finally helmets that express your style!
Whistler’s Home of Herschel
If you haven’t heard of Hershel you must be living under a rock. Based in Vancouver, BC Hershcel is an International brand that has exploded in popularity over the last few years. With a huge selection of thoughtfully created bags and accessories all artistically designed, Herschel bags draw on inspiration from all corners of the world. At Mccoos we have Whistler’s largest collection of Herschel bags with loads of colours, patterns and designs to choose from. Herschel’s make a great bag for on the mountain or any type of travelling and adventuring you have in mind. Come by and check out our collection of Herschel and get your hands on this season’s hottest accessory.
So there you have it- Mccoos Hot List for the 2015/16 season. Make sure to stop in and see us before the mountain opens this year and get sorted with your gear and accessories. You can find us as the base of Whistler Mountain in Mountain Square and on the Village Stroll (our Ripcurl location). Wishing everyone an excellent winter season ahead! See you in the shop or on the slopes!