Habitus Loves… Winter Sports

For those of us lucky (or unlucky) enough to be getting to the business end of winter, the time for alpine activities is drawing near. Habitusliving takes a look at eight excellent products to make your mountain fun even funner.

14 Jun 2012

Bespoke Skis


Designed by: Wagner Custom Skis

Why we love it: Made one pair at a time, to the unique specifications of their owner in an ultra-modern workshop powered by wind and sun, these are the bees knees of skis. This particular pair is made of Australian Myrtle and features light, off-axis striping on rich brown heartwood.

Where you can get it: Wagner Custom Skis




Designed by: Hammerhead Sleds

Why we love it: Not for your casual sledder, this aggregate of a powder coated 6063 aluminum frame, stainless steel leaf spring steering, HDPE rear skis and polycarbonate front skis provides a high-performance all mountain sled equipped for extreme carving.

Where you can get it: Hammerhead


Contour Roam


Designed by: Contour

Why we love it: For those not content with happy memories this tough, compact and water resistant digital video camera records up to eight hours of 170° super wide-angle HD footage. Easily fixed to a helmet or goggles and with one-switch recording, it is the perfect accessory for capturing your adventures.

Where you can get it: Selected retailers


Custom Snowboard


Designed by: Candleman

Why we love it: Customisation is by no means exclusive to skis, and this New Zealand outfit offers the very best in lovingly hand-crafted snowboards. Made from fully sustainable pine wood with ceramic edge, quadraxial fiberglass laminate and a hot wax finish they are tailored to the owners body, riding style and aesthetics.

Where you can get it: Georg Jensen stores


Cayenne Glove


Designed by: Black Diamond

Why we love it: Snow is cold. A truism, granted, but a bitter reality after hours on the slopes. Enter the Black Diamond Cayenne: with a rechargeable thermic 3-level heating system that provides up to 10 hours of heat and a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex insert with XCR Product Technology to seal out cold and moisture, these gloves will keep your fingers toasty in even the frostiest of weather.

Where you can get it: Black Diamond


Spine Ergo BUG


Designed by: POC Sports

Why we love it: There are those who like the panorama, and those that like the brisk mountain air. And then there are the adrenalin addicts, who want as much speed, height and adventure as possible. Thankfully, there is also body armour, protecting their fragile vertebrae. 

Where you can get it: Snowsport


Airbrake Snow


Designed by: Oakley

Why we love it: With an interchangeable lens design that helps you adapt to the environment and enjoy the best vision possible, these goggles will guide you through anything from sunshine to blizzard. Coupled with Plutonite® UV filtration and F3 anti-fog technology, they have just about every angle of eye-protection and visibility maximisation covered.

Where you can get it: Oakley


Mulled Wine


Designed by: Germans?

Why we love it: It’s not new, it’s not hi-tech, it has nothing do with design, but we just couldn’t not include this delicious winter libation. Cinnamon, cloves and brandy mandatory, star anise optional.

Where you can get it: Ideally some sort of chateaux, otherwise it’s pretty easy to make