Rainy days in the mountains are beautiful. The best way to enjoy these moisture laden days is outside soaking it in! Or better yet, warm and dry with rain jackets and rain pants from Ski Haus. Ski Haus stocks a great selection of rain gear from ArcTeryx, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, and Gore Bike Wear.
Winter and Spring Irony
What really strikes us as ironic is in the middle of a winter blizzard skiers and riders revel in the conditions and are out in the snow and cold. But come April and May and a little rain falls from the sky and many of these same folks whimper and whine. Does anyone else see the disconnect here?
“You can’t do anything,” they moan. “It’s sooo dreeeary,” they whine… This is nothing a quality rain jacket and rain pants won’t take care of. In fact, Ski Haus believes these rainy days are quite spectacular.
The Forest in the Rain
Walk through the forest in a rain storm. There is an intimacy you can’t feel on a sunny day. The forest becomes smaller, quieter, softer. Raindrops hitting the duff and thunder filling the valleys are the only sounds and they are to be savored. Trails become so soft that you walk silently under the dripping trees and feel lucky to be out on such a wonderful day.
Our Favorite Rain Gear
Some of our favorite pieces of rain gear are the Marmot Precip Eco Jacket ($100) and Precip Eco Pants ($80). The Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket ($129) and Torrentshell Pants ($99) are favorites, too. All four are waterproof without being over-the-top budget breakers. This rain gear, and it is gear, will last for years to come.
Buy it once, use it for a long time, and try your best to use it up is our philosophy…
With the right rain gear and the right insulation underneath you’ll be hoping for a spring deluge, a mid summer monsoon, and an autumn soaker to lift your spirits. Yes! We get to walk in the rain today!