As part of the team at MenStyleFashion.com, I am spending this winter season in Andorra for a few months, these are the benefits of remote working. I am an avid skier and snowboarder having started at the early age of ten. I thought this season I start with a completely new outfit from the UK outwear company TOG24.
My outfit is colour matched around the navy style camo look. The Blizzard ski trousers or salopettes are navy camos as well as the Lockton ski gloves. This was teamed with a Dark Indigo Hail Men’s ski jacket. I spend around 3 days a week on the slopes for around 3 hours over the last 7 weeks so I have a good feel of what the outfit is like. I skied on cold windy days as well as the sunny ones of which Andorra has plenty. I avoid heavy snow days as well as rainy days.
TOG24 Hail Men’s Ski Jacket – £200
First of all, I love how TOG24 is incorporating recycled material in its clothing range with the thermal eco filling being made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. The Hail jacket which is made of durable ripstop polyester comes with a waterproof rating of 15k and has a breathable rating of 20k. The Hail jacket comes with 1 zip chest pocket, 2 lower zip pockets and a ski pass pocket on the sleeve. The zip chest pocket in which I kept my mobile phone also included a wipe to clean my goggles. All zips come with ski glove-friendly pullers. Inside the Hail jacket, there is an inner zip pocket as well as a mesh pocket for your goggles.
To keep the snow out when you ski off-piste in the powder or when you take a tumble, this jacket comes with an inner stretch snow guard as well as snow cuffs with thumb holes. When it is hot, which has happened already on quite a few occasions, there are arm vents that can be opened with a zip to improve ventilation. The hood is fully adjustable with three glove-friendly pullers one on each side and one on the back. The hood can be used with or without a ski helmet.
The branding on this jacket is quite minimal which I like, there is a printed TOG24 logo on the left chest and a rubber Yorkshire Rose badge on the left sleeve.
The Hail jacket is not a heavy jacket and is perfect for most conditions you will face skiing in Europe. I would not go out in it when it is minus 25 degrees. On warm days the jacket provides enough ventilation to keep you cool. My only gripe that I have is that the zip of the chest pocket does get stuck now and then, where it catches on the inner fabric.
The Hail jacket comes in two colour schemes: Dark Indigo/Black and Chilli Red/Black
TOG24 Blizzard Men’s Salopettes – £110
The matching TOG24 Blizzard salopettes are in the Navy Camo colour scheme, perfectly matching the Hail jacket. Also here the insulation is made from recycled plastic bottles. The salopettes are fully adjustable with velcro waist adjusters and the elastic braces that are length adjustable as well as detachable. The hook bar, as well as the double studs, make sure the salopettes are firmly closed. Pocket wise there are two zip pockets with glove-friendly pullers on the zips, and there is a velcro patch pocket on the right leg.
The waterproof, breathable and windproof materials kept me warm and dry in cold temperatures. The inside of the Blizzard Salopettes is soft with different materials used at the knees and the bum end. There is a higher back waistband that protects you from the cold when bending over. Ventilation zips in the legs provide ventilation on hot days. I like the reinforced panels on the inside that prevent ski buckle damage. I have plenty of old ski trousers that have been damaged that way. Last but not least there are snow gaiters and zips to have a snow-free connection between the trousers and the boots.
The Blizzard ski trousers are almost perfect, the elastic braces keep losing themselves during all the ski and snowboard moves and will have to be adjusted quite often if you want to prevent the ski trousers to go down a bit. You can stop that by making the waist tighter though.
Lockton Waterproof Ski Gloves – £50
The Lockton gloves are in the same Navy Camo colour scheme as the tousers and are made of waterproof and breathable material. They are tailor-made for winter sports with thermal lining and a cushioned palm for comfort. The fingertips are reinforced mad there is an adjustable wrist strap and a strap to keep the snow out from entering. The thumb has a piece of plastic that you can scrape your googles clean with, this is the first time I have seen something like this and is handy when you are in snowy conditions.
The ski gloves kept me warm and are very easy to put on and take off. The only thing that is missing is some elastic wrist straps to prevent the gloves from falling down when you take them off. Not fun when you are in a chair lift.
I have skied and boarded for more than 35 years and I have had plenty of different makes of ski gear. In my opinion, TOG24 ski gear represents good value for money with designs that are cool on the slopes. The materials are durable and will easily last a few seasons even with the heavy use as I do.
Sale Now On
There is a sale now on at TOG24 and the ski season easily has another 2 months to go, making it even better value for money.
- The Blizzard Men’s Salopettes – Navy Camo are reduced from £110 to £49
- The Hail Men’s Ski Jackets – Dark Indigo is reduced from £200 to £140
- The Lockton Water Proof Ski gloves are reduced from £50 to £15