The North Face Powder Guide Vest
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Get out of bounds without the bulk. The North Face Powder Guide vest enables skiers and riders to carry all essentials for sidecountry excursions without a pack. Tough, ballistic nylon vest fits over your jacket; it features carrying systems for skis or a snowboard and pockets that help balance the load and weight for avalanche gear. External snowboard/ski securing straps; external shovel head securing system and shovel handle pocket; probe pocket. Four horizontal zip pockets; two vertical front zip pockets; vertical chest zip pocket with internal goggles and stash pocket. Two Internal media/security pockets; two internal stash pockets. Water-resistant, adjustable mesh side panels; taffeta lining; polyurethane foam shoulders and back. The North Face Powder Guide vest also features a Recco(R) avalanche rescue reflector.
The North Face designed its Men's Powder Guide Vest so ski patrollers and backcountry riders can carry all the essentials without having to shoulder a pack. Its incredibly durable Cordura shell is water-resistant to protect you against wet weather as well as tree branches and rocks. Mesh side panels offer a surprising amount of breathability and the mobility you need to tuck, twist, and torque off those bomber jumps you love to build out there. Polyurethane foam covers your shoulders and back to protect you from water and harsh impacts when you dive off mountains, accidentally of course. And this vest lets you carry your snowboard either horizontally or vertically, and your skis diagonally for a full range of versatility. The Powder Guide also features more pockets than regular ski packs do. One pocket lets you easily access your probe, and a pocket and holder gives you an excellent way to carry a shovel. There is a stash pocket for your goggles in one of the dual vertical pockets. A zippered game pocket in the back stores an extra layer when the weather falls below your comfort zone. And five more pockets lets you accessorize the rest of your avy gear along with some water and food to keep you in the backcountry for a full day. A Recco avalanche rescue system may help Recco-equipped ski patrols find you.
The ultimate ski/board vest with built-in ABS Avalanche Airbag System. Originally designed to meet the demands of hardworking ski patrollers, this vest enables skiers/riders to carry all essentials for excursions without a pack. Constructed with bombproof, ballistic nylon, this vest fits over the wearer s shell and features a collection of purpose-built carrying systems and pockets that provide secure and balanced weight distribution for avalanche gear and skis/board. ABS system integrated for quick deployment in emergency situations, with an activation pull handle within each reach that deploy an air canister to expose two integrated, high-volume airbags that keep you on the surface of the avalanche and speeds rescue due to visibility of the airbags.
- The North Face
What if you could carry all of your backcountry gear on-body? Without the need for a winter pack? The North Face's Powder Guide Vest makes this possible - all so that you can trim bulk without sacrificing gear storage room. This vest stows your stuff with more than 10 specialized pockets, an exterior shovel blade securing system, and an external ski/board carry system. Plus, it's equipped with a Recco reflector, just in case of avalanche conditions.
- Mountain Gear