I’m keen on what gear ski pros use because I want to use the best gear I can for myself. After all, skiing isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Gear can make the difference between enjoying a great run or suffering badly.
Arcade and Cody Townsend
Over the last year or so I’ve become a big Cody Townsend fan. If you don’t know who he is, I highly recommend checking out his YouTube channel and The Fifty Project, where he is skiing the 50 most iconic lines in North America. Cody started up a belt company for skiers, ski mountaineers, hikers and the like. He saw a need and a niche that wasn’t being filled and Arcade Belts was born.
Getting in Shape
I’ve since acquired a total of SIX arcade belts and love them all. I have numerous reasons why I have these belts in play, one being their flexibility. You see, since winter of 2018-19 I made a decision to ski a lot more, both downhill and backcountry. I knew I’d need to be in better physical condition, so in 2019 I made a big effort to “move more and eat less.” It worked! I lost nearly 40 pounds and several inches off the waist. The problem with that is that none of my apparel fit anymore. Good problem to have I suppose. Belts needed.
The Arcade Belts flexibility and adjustability has allowed me to milk some more use out of some of my old ski pants. Plus, the flexibility of the belts has really helped me with my movement and comfort while skiing. The belts move with me, and stretch when they need to. If I’m taking a jump, bending down low to absorb bumps, or simply bending over to buckle my boots, my belt doesn’t choke me out.
I’m also using Arcade Belts on my pants and shorts, not just my ski pants. I’ve got a lot of pants/shorts which would simply fall right off my body without my Arcades. Plus they look great!
Not only are Arcade Belts super functional, they’re very stylish. There are dozens of different styles, designs and colors to choose from. With my arsenal of Arcade Belts I’ve got a good match for most outfits I wear, but I’m surely not done. I need more.
Hats off to Arcade Belts. They’re a great belt for outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, camping, climbing and so on and can go straight from the mountains to a night on the town.