RIDER: FOREST BAILEY – aka 4 (@forestbailey)
Whether snowboarding, skating or creating art, 4 is a master of adding his own spin to it. The Home Collection is Forest’s take on style and functionality in snowboarding outerwear. After 2 years of spot searching, slamming, landing, filming, editing and good times, Forest and friends gave us “Quiet”, a snowboarding film that takes us from the streets to backcountry.
BACKCOUNTRY LOCATION: MT. BAKER, WA
Conditions: The snow is often wet and heavy due to the close proximity to the coast and lower elevation.
Snowfall: Mt. Baker averages an astounding 701” of snow per year over the past 15 years.
Elevation: Mount Baker Ski Area peaks at 5,089’, a surprisingly low elevation for it’s legendary terrain and snowpack.
Features: Mt. Baker is the pinnacle of inbounds natural terrain and an easily accessible sidecountry.
Forest and friends traveled around the Pacific Northwest and Midwest searching for the perfect spots. It’s safe to say they found what they were looking for and much more.
Canada: Montreal and Quebec City
Oregon: Government Camp and Hood River
Daily Jacket: Borderless Home Anorak Jacket
The Home Anorak combines functionality with style. This highly mobile jacket was designed by Forest himself and performs from the streets to the backcountry.
Backcountry Jacket: GORE-TEX Core Jacket
The Core Jacket is a low profile, yet high-performance jacket that is Forest’s go-to when riding in the deep stuff. Lightweight and ultra-breathable, the Core is perfect for hiking those backcountry lines.
Pants: Home Anorak Pant
The Home Pant features 15,000mm waterproofing and 10,000gm breathability that keeps Forest dry inside and out. The Modern fit provides extra room through the legs for that stylish loose-fitting look.
Gloves: GORE-TEX Linear Glove
The Linear Glove is for those bitter cold and wet winter days. Constructed with GORE-TEX, the Linear keeps your hand warm and dry from the outside weather, all while allowing for breathability when needed.