Why Don’t They Make Skis Like That For Women?

“Why don’t they make skis like this for women?” It’s a question I hear a lot as women lament how dull and limited women’s lines are in comparison to the iconic, interesting, and aggressive models that seem to come in men’s only designs. I’m a child of 1990s girl power, brought up with the expectation … Continue reading Why Don’t They Make Skis Like That For Women?

Gear Review: Kari Traa Sjolvsagt Base Layer Set

I adore Kari Traa’s base layers. While the hardgoods industry has been churning out gear for women that oscillates between patronizingly juvenile to boring as fuck, it’s exciting to see a brand turning heads in the softgoods space with women’s gear for grown-ass adults! Their prices are a little higher than what I budget for … Continue reading Gear Review: Kari Traa Sjolvsagt Base Layer Set

Rossignol We Rise: Co-opting a movement

Rossignol announced the launch of their women’s initiative called “We Rise” today, following behind Blizzard’s Women 2 Women program and the K2 Ski Alliance. I have a lot of issues with these sorts of marketing initiatives. Solid women’s offerings no longer deserve special accolades. Skis like the Blizzard Dakota and the Volkl Aura and Kiku … Continue reading Rossignol We Rise: Co-opting a movement