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One-half of a foot of snow means grab a snow shovel, even when Easter has ended and the calendar reads “Spring”, and move on outside to clear the way for an adventure!
The Coastal Ohio Trail is part of the nation’s Unsalted Great Lakes region and that translates to tundra. Anyone, especially those whose birth certificate states they’re from the Sunshine State, can be quite comfy in the cold as long as
all the right gear has been splurged on. In fact, the arctic-like conditions provide the perfect polar backdrop for the fashion enthusiast about to venture into snow.
Touted by the makers that the insulated protection and supportive comfort will “have you looking forward to every snowy trail”, this is one marketing slogan that delivers with a product hike after hike. Now is the time to buy for Winter 2016-2017.
Priced right under $200 the UGG TALL CLASSIC BOOT slips over leggings and is a wardrobe staple on the Coastal Ohio Trail. One can’t venture into a Starbucks or Panera Bread on any given day and not spot a woman age twelve to forty wearing a pair over yoga pants.
These super silky FABLETICS SALAR LEGGINGS, shown in charcoal, are available in thirty four colors and are priced under twenty dollars. One can’t go wrong. Run out the door for fitness and the Uggs in these and later, or when the situation calls, just pull on snowboard/ski pants over top. Doesn’t matter if you’re at the ski lodge or your own driveway.
ROXY FLOWER BEANIE Heat moves out of your body from your head! Keep your melon stylishly covered by building a collection of ski caps by Roxy. The colors and patterns never go out of style.
COLUMBIA WATERPROOF SKI GLOVES
These have an elastic strap around the wrist and a lovely layer of fleece stretching up onto the arm to keep snow from creeping in. Expect to pay around $30 at a sporting goods store.
VICTORIA’S SECRET’S PACKABLE PUFFER
This ultra-lightweight jacket can be popped into a tiny pouch and tossed into a suitcase for easy travel. Plus comes in enough colors to keep any ensemble interesting.
NIKE ACG ALL MOUNTAIN GORTEX SNOWBOARD PANTS
These pants have a two-layer Gortex shell fabric. Breathable and moveable the style will take anyone anywhere there’s snow. During the season they’re about $180 – $280 depending on where you buy.
FABLETICS DASH BRA On sale, online now! This ultra-comfy undergarment can be worn from the yoga studio to the slopes or vice versa. White is the only color left so hurry and order online! Price: $5.99
ACG LINER SNAPS
This shows why those pants are worth every penny when hiking in 8″ of powdery white stuff! The inner liner pulls down with elastic over your boots and snaps into place, so snow isn’t going to chap your legs.
LL BEAN WOMEN’S PIMA COTTON TURTLENECK
Made in over one dozen colors so residents can create a collection, this is unarguably “the world’s most comfortable turtleneck”. A favorite for decades. Not only is this garment made with grown in the USA Supima cotton just wash in cold water and the item will last season after season.
WEATHER RESISTANT PUPPY
Labradors hail from Newfoundland and are designed with a weather resistant silky outer coat and a thick undercoat to keep them comfortable in winter conditions. Any dog that falls into the sporting or working breed will love to accompany its owner on long hikes. In fact, they make excellent outdoor exercising companions.
FIRE ENGINE RED LEASH AND COLLAR
This set falls more into the “lunchbox” category versus luxury. The set is from the Tractor Supply Company a business founded seventy-eight years ago in North Dakota. They are leaders in livestock and pet products and this leash blazes against a white backdrop and is ultra sturdy. As the company touts, “the stuff you need out here”, this leash is a necessity for your furry friend’s safety.
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