In sport, we talk a lot about the emotion of readiness. The powersuit, the race day kit, the favorite shorts. There are few things that help you get over the hump of readiness more than the right accessories. It's the gloves that prevent icy fingers. It's the gaiter that protects your neck. It's knowing you can get through the miles as comfortably as possible.
After a busy summer of mountain guiding, I'm so stoked to spend a couple of weeks at home in Seattle. I've spent five of the last seven months on the road, but this fall I've got big plans: I'm going to do yoga in my Lux Track Pants, snuggle Huckleberry, sleep in my own bed, and wax my skis, all while obsessively checking the snow reports at the pass. As I hang up my rock shoes and do never-ending wall sits to prep for shredding, I'm also dusting off my favorite gear for skiing and ice climbing — and I'm so stoked to share my favorite Oiselle layers for hitting the backcountry.