KÄSTLE FX95 HP chosen for OUTSIDE Gear of the Year Awards 2016

KÄSTLE FX95 HP chosen for

OUTSIDE Gear of the Year Awards 2016

VAIL, CO (October 19, 2015) –OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has named KÄSTLE to the magazine’s annual Gear of the Year list, which recognizes the best new adventure sports gear of each season after months of rigorous testing. The FX95 HP was honored as the best of new Resort Ski. The entire collection of honorees appears in OUTSIDE’s Winter Buyer’s Guide, on newsstands September 29.

From winter running shoes and weatherproof cameras to snowboards and avalanche airbags, the OUTSIDE gear team tested hundreds of products to determine the best in gear this year for the Winter Buyer’s Guide. Featuring the winners of the prestigious Gear of the Year Award, killer deals for the price-conscious consumer, and expert ideas for winter outings, it’s the ideal resource for budding adventurers and outdoor aficionados alike. Reviews are organized by sport and activity, and include the ideal setting or experience level for each product, as well as tips for getting the most out of each gear pick. Only the best items on the market make into the pages of the Guide.

“KÄSTLE R&D put their time in on the all new FX95 HP to make it work for a broad range of ability levels and terrain variations, while keeping up with KÄSTLE’s strict performance standards,” says KÄSTLE USA President Jesse Pomerantz.  “With a new larger Hollowtech and dual rise design, this ski has an effortless turn initiation with uncompromising edge grip and will certainly be a benchmark model for KÄSTLE this year.”

Part of the Chris Davenport Signature Series, the FX95 HP features classic sandwich-sidewall construction, an ash and silver fir wood core and KÄSTLE’s patented HOLLOWTECH Technology, which minimizes vibration and decreases swing-weight through mass reduction in the ski’s tip. Front or backside, off or on-piste, the powerful FX95 HP is as versatile as the season, with two sheets of metal for those needing extra snap.

“Great gear is essential to making the best of our time outside, and for many of us, it’s the most valuable investment we make,” says OUTSIDE Buyer’s Guide editor Axie Navas. “The gear industry is innovating at an amazing pace to keep up with ever-changing outdoor trends, and we want our readers to reap all the benefits of these advances. The OUTSIDE gear team hit the trails and the back country on foot, bike, ski, and snowboard to put all the newest products to the test, and nearly 300 made the cut, with seven top-notch items winning our coveted Gear of the Year award. With the picks from the Winter Buyer’s Guide, our readers can be confident they’re facing the elements with the best gear on the market.”


The complete list of Gear of the Year Awards winners will be featured in the OUTSIDE Winter Buyer’s Guide, available on newsstands September 29.

About KÄSTLE: KÄSTLE is a specialized ski manufacturer from Austria founded in 1924. KÄSTLE has driven
 the evolution of ski production decade after decade by manufacturing and design innovations, offering products defined by high quality and performance. Patented Hollowtech and timeless, clean graphics distinguish KÄSTLE skis. Each ski has the latest in wood core, sandwich construction and Hollowtech technology. KÄSTLE offers a full selection of dedicated freeride, freestyle, all-mountain and touring skis. Kästle skis are available at specialty North American and European retailers.

About OUTSIDE: OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.


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