Cool Gear for Extreme Sports

Dope Adept Snowboard Jacket
Dope Adept Snowboard Jacket

Looking ice cool gliding down the slopes is easier said than done. Extreme sports like snowboarding and skiing take years of practice to achieve that “no effort confidence.”

So, it’s a must to have top gear which is as much practical as eye-catching. Swedish firm Dope Snow is a firm favourite of sports enthusiasts in Scandinavia and now fans outside Sweden can join in the fun too.

Created by Gothenburg based brothers, Emil and Linus Hellberg in 2006 after they couldn’t find decent gear, the firm has gone from strength to strength and now has an impressive and trendy range of good quality products.

The beauty of the gear is that it is tested on the people who use the slopes, and the mantra is “the customer is the brand”.

Using the online shop, enthusiasts everywhere can check out the gear, with special selections for men, women and children.

Snowboarding fan, Ruaridh (16) was only too happy to put the gear to test on a trip to Småland, just over an hour away from Gothenburg.

Dope Ace Gloves winter gear
Dope Ace Gloves

Here are his findings.

Dope Adept Snowboard Jacket (£184). This jacket comes in a range of 19 colours from blue steel to khaki yellow or for the more adventurous to represent dirt or dusk.

The jacket is durable and waterproof and can be easily zipped up, a must when you are on the slopes all day. With medium weight insulation for warmth without bulk, it strikes the right balance for all-mountain adventures on deep powder and rough terrains.

It’s a straightforward yet versatile jacket for dependable performance and comfort and looks stylish on the piste.

Technical points: waterproofing 15.000 mm, breathability 15.000 gr, fully taped seams, blue sign certified and made from recycled polyester.

Dope Common Hoodie (£79). This super soft 100 per cent organic cotton hoodie is warm, practical and cool. With a robust 400 gsm Oekotex 100 certified terry loop fleece fabric, this hoodie ensures ultimate year-round adaptability.

In 12 trendy colours and six sizes, the wearer can embrace the sleek Dope details that merge style and functionality seamlessly in this extraordinary piece.

Dope Chunky Beanie
Dope Chunky Beanie

Manufactured in Portugal, this hoodie is a testament to quality craftsmanship and sophisticated design for individuals seeking comfort and style in one package.

Dope Ace Gloves (£52). One of the worst parts of being in the snow all day is the wet and cold, so a good pair of gloves are a necessity.

These gloves feature a clever mix of water resistant and breathable materials for enduring protection. Offering a TPU palm, a 15k/15k water resistant, breathable back and enhanced breathability with a lightweight nylon ripstop between the fingers, these gloves ensure maximum comfort. The microfleece liner perfectly balances warmth and breathability, guaranteeing consistent heat management in any weather conditions. Available in 10 colours including cool pink and built to withstand winter chills and spring slush, the Ace Ski Gloves epitomise durability and versatility for all outdoor pursuits.

Dope Chunky Beanie (£26). Just as important as the hands, is the head and this chunky beanie is just the ticket, it has an oversized look and is so cosy and cool, with a choice of colbalt blue, blue steel or faded green colours.

Super stretchy and versatile, it’s perfect for hitting the slopes, après-ski activities, or simply lounging anytime.

Dope Snow offers free shipping and returns and for more information on all their products, please visit:

Author Bio:

Rebecca Hay is an experienced travel writer and member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. Follow her adventures with her family on Twitter and Instagram @emojiadventurer and on Facebook via EmojiAdventurers2.

Photographs courtesy of Dope Snow

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