So it’s getting to that time of year again for us at the LD Mountain Centre. The (even) colder months are coming round all too quickly again as we will begin to get winter stock at the end of this month. Although we haven’t had much of a summer, we do have exciting new brands to look forward to for the winter.
On November 13, 1992, the 686 technical apparel company was formed. The 686 name comes from a crucial date in the life of Mike’s grandmother (June 6th, 1986) and adds up to the age of when he started the company (6+8+6). Since the beginning, 686 has been about providing innovative, fashionable outerwear and technical apparel inspired from the same Los Angeles street culture and mountain lifestyle it was founded upon.
Stronger, lighter, better. The Sweet mantra can be traced back to a school paper from 1988, made by one of the founders and design manager, Ståle Møller. Specialising in protective gear, Sweet Protection also stock some great clothing and apparel products….keep your eyes peeled as to which ones we will be stocking!
The Dynafit brand is for people who live mountain sports and Dynafit is committed to serving all ambitious ski mountaineers. They stock a wide range of fantastic products designed for those who are madly in love with winter. We will be testing the water with a few of them by stocking them here this upcoming winter.
Based in Norway, they are a stylish and technical brand with emphasis on comfort to keep you smiling through the bad weather. We will be stocking a few of their apparel products as well as some lovely jackets.
Smartwool is a fantastic brand using the finest New Zealand Merino wool to produce extremely comfortably socks – naturally soft, their fibers do not itch like other wool can do, they breath a little better and are naturally anti bacterial – even better if you’ve been wearing them for a couple of days straight!
Drake Bindings and NorthWave Boots
A variety of Drake boards and bindings, complete the Northwave proposal. These products are suitable for every type of riding in all snow conditions and ensure performances of high levels with a sensation of immediate responsiveness, for a customized set-up for all your needs and with an appealing look.
Drake bindings and boards (the latter introduced in the market only 5 years ago) are decidedly proving increasingly successful with positive feedback among the lovers of this field.