Spring 2018 gear guide

Spring 2018 gear guide

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By Pat Grubb

2018 Trek Marlin 5

The 5 is one of Skagit Cycle’s best selling hard tails. Great range of sizes and features RST Gila coil spring forks w/100mm of travel, Shimano Tourney crankset and derailleurs and Tektro M285 hydraulic disc brakes. Get out and ride! $449.99 skagitcyclecenter.com

GNU Free Spirit

Top tier snowboarder Jamie Anderson’s new short and wide Free Spirit feels equally at home in the chutes and on the groomers. Check them out at Mt. Baker Snowboards in Glacier. $469.95 mtbakersnowboards.com

Hestra Leather Heli Ski

The people at the Glacier Ski Shop swear by these ‘lobster’ claw gloves. Incredibly warm with extra length for riding power, the index finger design still allows for pole control. Enough room for liners as well. $140 Glacierskishop.com

Looking for local attitude?

Drop by Glacier’s Wake ‘n Bakery and pick up a hat or t-shirt in sizes ranging from just born to over the hill. You’ll look good sipping that latte! Various prices. getsconed.com

HellyHansen Brono Pant M

New to HH are these softshell, water repellant and windproof stretch pants. Extremely durable and comfortable for the active outdoors person. $100 hellyhansen.com

HellyHansen Vanir Var Pant W

Named after the Norse goddess of promises, this softshell pant has two hip pockets and is water repellant and windproof. Design provides comfort for daytime activities during variable spring weather conditions. $100 hellyhansen.com