As each snowmobile season approaches, I always meet the snowmobile specialist for seven years at Magasin Latulippe in Quebec, Claude Desrochers. I ask him to give me some interesting suggestions for snowmobilers, among all the products he offers. This season, clothes are in the spotlight.
The Scott company presents this suit called Back X Dryo, in two models for men and women. It was designed for off-piste enthusiasts. According to the expert, it is perfect for those who snowmobile in the mountains and do all kinds of stunts. Scott’s Dryosphere membrane is very breathable. The outer layers are sealed and in the women’s model there is a stretch panel for the back. Four zippers, two at the front and two at the back, ensure direct ventilation during activities. The straps are removable. (479,95 $)
The Pèlerin heated jacket offers three intensity levels. It can be activated manually or by Bluetooth. It’s a brand new system arriving this year, with the application. The interior is made of fleece, which allows you to stay warm if you ever run out of energy in the rechargeable batteries. The top of the jacket, the chest and the back are heated. (229,95 $). Battery life is eight hours when used at minimum temperature.
The new Ice Pro two-piece model from FXR is very suitable for the trapper, snowmobiler and ice fisher. The garment is waterproof, with a long coat, and is equipped with the FAT system which allows you to float for up to two hours if you fall into the water. It is definitely not a flotation vest (PFD). When we get out of the water, the fabrics help keep us warm. It is well ventilated on each side. The pants have neoprene knee padding, which allows for long hours of kneeling. This system is removable. (Coat $459.95 and pants $429.99)
The Quebec manufacturer Choko arrives this season with its one-piece suit, Neutron, with the Floataid membrane, which allows you to float if you ever fall into the water. This garment is waterproof and blocks the wind. The Teflon-treated fabric is very soft. The seat is lined in fleece. The knees are lined to provide more warmth and block the wind, defined as the storm leggings. There are also four zippers for ventilation. (Homme 519 $).
The Whisper women’s model is made of 320 denier Teflon nylon. He is also Floataid. When you get out of the water, it is eliminated through the bottom of your pants, which makes you feel lighter and lighter. The women’s model is equipped with a zipper at the hips, which allows you to go to the bathroom without having to take off the entire overalls. (Femme : 619 $)
Pèlerin heated stockings heat the sole of the foot, under the toes and on the top of the foot. These socks are made from 35% merino wool, which helps keep feet dry. There are three intensity levels, namely: low, which can last for 12 hours, medium, which lasts for 6 hours, and high, which lasts for four hours. The batteries are rechargeable. They arrive with the Bluetooth application. You have to adjust one bottom at a time. (189,95 $)
The Black Bear heating pad is a very interesting option to keep you warm when you practice outdoor activities such as snowmobiling, ice fishing or when you attend outdoor sports matches. The seat is very light with the USB port and three intensity levels. It offers up to eight hours of battery life, depending on how hot you ask it to be. (129,95 $)
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