From his first ski run at Squaw Valley at the age of 2, Cody Townsend knew he had found his passion. He spent his early years chasing legends like Shane McConkey and Kent Kreitler around his home mountain before being recognized in his own right as an up-and-coming big mountain skier.
Since turning pro a decade ago, Cody has constantly pushed the limits of fun and adventure. From skiing what some have called “the most insane ski line ever” to adventuring in the Arctic and hanging in the backcountry with his buds, Cody embodies what skiing was meant to be: a journey of exploration and relentless passion in the company of friends. The Army Leather Abisko is Cody’s go-to daily glove – “I’ve never had a glove that works in a wider range of temperatures than this glove. When it’s warm, they’re breathable and cool, when it’s cold, they’re warm and dry. I wear this glove for nearly 90% of my days in the mountains.” When it comes to the chill of the arctic or the subzero temps of Denali, the Army Leather Expedition mitts are what Cody trusts with his life. He’s used them down to 50 below zero and his hands were toasty and warm. For the simple fact that he knows his hands are never going to get cold in those extreme of conditions, he absolutely loves these mitts.