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A Checklist for Using Your Bike to Commute

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Although gas prices are down somewhat, they are still a lot more than they used to be.  Since riding your bike is economical, good for the environment, and helps you lose weight, we are all about helping our customers use […]

Ski Season is Here! Arapahoe Basin and Loveland are Now Open

Stop dreaming and start hitting the slopes.  Arapahoe Basin and Loveland officially opened today at 8:30 am MST.  Check out A-Basin’s mountain cam to check out the snow. Now’s a great time to get great deals on tons of 2008 gear.  We are also getting a lot of our 2009 gear in, so be sure […]

Sun and Ski Has the Sleepy Traveler Covered with the Burton Sleeper Hoodie

Sometimes you get sleepy when you travel.  And there usually isn’t a good napping place handy, especially if you are in the middle seat of a plane.  That’s why Burton created the Sleeper Hoodie! Why is it a thousand times better to have a sleeper hoodie than a non-sleeper hoodie?  Well, when you get tired […]

Help Us Support Cycling as Sustainable Transportation at Bike to Coworking Day

Traffic, smog, high gas prices, why bother?  Cycling is healthy and solves all three problems.  Join Sun and Ski at Conjunctured Coworking Space in Austin, Texas for Bike to Coworking Day.  Ride your bike or wear a green shirt and get one free day of coworking.  Here’s more info: Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008, 9 […]

Choosing a Pair of Goggles for Skiing and Snowboarding

You might feel cool skiing in sunglasses, but you could be endangering yourself. Because you sweat when you ski and this sweat can collect as condensation on your glasses, you can seriously impair your vision. Not a good thing when you are coasting down a mountain at high speeds with other people and trees around. […]

How to Choose a Ski Length

It would be nice to have a magic formula for choosing a ski length. However, there are a lot of factors that come into play when choosing the right length ski for you. Height: There is a basic rule of thumb to measure how long your skis should be. A beginner should see the tip […]

Comparing Ski Jackets by Weight

Picking out a ski jacket can be a daunting task. There are so many brands and weights to choose from. You should pick your jacket based on the temperature and weather conditions for your trip. Here are your options: 1.) Softshell Jacket: Softshell jackets are water resistant but not waterproof. This means you could fall […]

My Experience with the Gore-Tex Mobile Weather Station

Getting hit by a massive storm is not fun. Fortunately through the marvels of modern science, we have Gore-Tex, a fabric that keeps the elements out but allows our perspiration to evaporate out. To demonstrate the effectiveness of Gore-Tex, I met with Jody, a representative at the Gore-Tex Mobile Weather Station. Check it out: Please […]

Get Pummeled by a Storm and Still Stay Dry at the Gore-Tex Mobile Weather Station

For some storms, an umbrella or a wool coat just won’t cut it when it comes to keeping you dry.  For these types of storms, there is Gore-Tex. Gore-Tex is a weather-proof, microporous fabric that comes with a “Keep You Dry Promise”.  Each microscopic pore is 20,000 times smaller than a bead of water.  This […]

Does Bulk Keep You Warm?

Some people may think that a bulky coat keeps you warm.  While some bulky fabrics like wool and down do prove to be very warm, technology over the past 30 years has made big strides to eliminate bulk while still keeping out the cold. What are just a few technologies that help you stay mobile […]