The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns, and knitting tiny mittens for their house centipedes. Get back to nature with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of snowboarding and skiing apparel from Sessions' online store.
A leading snowboard and ski apparel company, Sessions' virtual shelves bedeck ice riders in layers of technical outerwear designed by dedicated snowboard and ski enthusiasts. Downwardly mobile shoppers equip themselves with weatherproof tricot- and butterfleece-lined jackets ($110+), which free up shivering arms for vital tasks that include balancing or conducting snowy-owl choirs. Quilted cotton beanies ($18) keep idea factories from freezing up, and softshell bandanas ($20) help prevent clouds of water vapor from dehydrating riders. Sessions’ selection of snowboard and ski pants and gloves ($72) wisely accessorizes frozen fashionistas, and streetwear items including T-shirts ($20) await 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.