10. November 2009
I've recently been converted to the lighter side of dressing up for snowmobiling. I've thrown away my old fashioned winter parker, in place I now wear various layers under a light weight and flexible pullover shell and it feels awesome.
I've also learned a lesson or two about helmets ... thats another story I'll talk about soon.
This enlightenment happened on a beautiful weekend trip on the West Coast of Newfoundland where I had an opportunity to try out a pullover shell in every condition imaginable, even torrential rain ... and I've been absolutely sold on the idea ever since.
I had to get one, and I'd recommend you try it .. some are reasonably priced under $100.
My favorite choice is the Coil Pullover from the CastleX line of outerwear, I even picked one up for my wife, she loves hers. This is an excellent Christmas gift idea for you guys who are looking.
This pullover is not only a great choice for those warmer days when you need good wind protection without the bulk of a conventional snowmobile jacket, but it's a surprising option for cold and wet days too. Just layer up under this well designed pullover with your tekvest, and you're set to tackle those challenging backcountry rides regardless of what mother nature throws down on you.
Did we mention how tough this garmet is?
Using HITENA Super Tenacious Fabric, the CastleX Coil Pullover is highly resistant to abrasion. Add double stitched seams, water resistant coating, reinforced micro fleece lined collar, Velcro adjustable waist and wrist closures and you have a pullover that's as tough as those impossible lines you carved on last years hillclimb shootout. And the front pocket is huge, with plenty of room for spare gloves a hat and a pair of googles.
Stay tuned for an upcoming article on helmets, you'll be surprised what we've discovered.