Athleticism is more than dodging projectiles, wrangling mascots, and drop-kicking a computer after it beats you in chess. Outfit yourself for adventure with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Sessions-brand outdoor-sports apparel and accessories at Sessions Winter Sale, held at the NC Boardshop in Los Gatos. The three-day sale runs October 28–30.
Sessions' adventuresmiths descend on San Jose for the first time with an innovative line of outerwear at prices discounted by up to 70%. Downwardly mobile shoppers can bedeck themselves in Sessions' snowboard- and ski-jackets for men, women, and children (starting at $75), which free up shivering arms for vital tasks that include balancing or conducting an all-snowy-owl orchestra. Sessions' envelope-pushing winterwear incorporates practical technology, such as Skull Candy audio systems integrated into outerwear and cuff-elevators, and its selection of ski and snowboard pants and ski gloves (starting at $25) smartly accessorize outdoorsy outfits. Streetwear, including beanies ($10), awaits skaters and undercover cops attempting to bust black-market hacky-sack rings.
Sessions founder Joel Gomez embraced snowboarding back in the 1980s, when ski resorts were still turning boarders away from their slopes. Joel, already an avid skateboarder and surfer, wanted to throw himself into this new sport, and in 1983 he opened up one of the first shops dedicated to snowboarding in the United States. Like snowboarding itself, Sessions grew into an international venture, providing warm outerwear from brands such as d3o and Recco for snowboarders to wear as they carve up slopes or relax in a freezing-cold tub of water. Their collection of apparel, which includes insulated pants, softshell jackets, and boarding accessories, features both muted and vibrant colors inspired by skating culture and punk rock music.