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Ambassador Spotlight: Meet Katie

Living her BAÏSTLife. We are continuing to highlight our BAÏSTLife Crew, made up of several talented athletes who push our brand to the limit and always live their BAÏSTLife. We recently featured AJ Cutler, and now we are highlighting Katie Jane Purdy, a backcountry snowmobiler and snowboarder who is originally from the United Kingdom. After just one ski season in Colorado, she quickly fell in love with the mountains and developed a passion for the sport. Want to know more? Read on to get a peek into Katie's life: How long have you been skiing/riding? How did you get started? I took my first snowboard lesson back in 2006 on a dry slope which was awful and nowhere near like the real thing. I really...

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The Best Raynaud’s Gloves to Combat the Cold

I’ve suffered from small-fiber polyneuropathy for much of my life. I’m also a rock climber and a mountaineer.  Unfortunately... those two things don’t exactly go hand in hand. Cold weather, in particular, is extremely difficult for me to deal with. As a result of my neuropathy, I have extremely poor circulation in my hands, a condition known as Raynaud’s Phenomenon or Raynaud’s Disease (which perhaps many of you have too if you’re reading this). There are two forms: Primary Raynaud's, where there is no known causal disease, and Secondary Raynaud's, like mine, where the condition is caused by diseases that affect the blood vessels, such as neuropathy or rheumatoid arthritis.  Long story short, the cold is tough on my hands.  ...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Meet AJ

Living her BAÏSTLife. We are continuing to highlight our BAÏSTLife Crew, made up of several talented athletes who push our brand to the limit and always live their BAÏSTLife. We recently featured Kyra Hunsicker, and now we are highlighting AJ Cutler, a freeride skier from Salt Lake City, Utah. AJ, who claims not to be a technical skier and instead just enjoys being on the slopes for fun, has been shredding for 22 years. Want to know more? Read on to get a peek into AJ's life: How long have you been skiing? How did you get started? I've been skiing for 22 years. My dad was ski patrol for a local resort, so he was able to get passes and start us skiing. What is...

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