BAÏST Partners with Ski Legend Scot Schmidt to Launch Kickstarter Campaign
September 7, 2023
Acclaimed Vermont Company Unveils First Product In New Legends Line
Boulder, CO (Sept. 7, 2023)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – BAÏST, the Vermont-based company that has received critical acclaim for its line of custom-fit gloves and accessories for outdoor winter sports, announced today that it has partnered with ski legend Scot Schmidt to launch an exclusive collection of gloves, and that adventures who donate to the company’s Kickstarter campaign will receive the first shipment of the one-of-a-kid line of gear at a discounted price as well as access to other limited edition BAÏST items.
The Kickstarter campaign can be found here and will run until Oct. 5.
In honor of the introduction of the new Scot Scmidt line, BAÏST is also offering a Legends Line Sweepstakes, which gives fans the chance to win an opportunity to spend a day with Schmidt at the Yellowstone Club in Montana. Learn more about the Legends Line Sweepstakes and how to enter here.
“When BAÏST and I joined forces, we didn’t just make gloves – we crafted a legacy of performance, comfort, and style. Every turn, every descent, these gloves embody the soul of skiing in every stitch,” Schmidt said. “I’ve spent my life chasing adrenaline in the wild, and these gloves are crafted to keep up with the chase. In a world where every detail counts, these gloves stand out. This is a collaboration between my passion and BAÏST’s expertise.”
Born in 2017 in Vermont with products built for Everest, BAÏST is quickly emerging as an industry leader in the design and development of waterproof, cold-weather gloves for skiers, snowboarders, and other adventurers braving the elements. Tested in the same frigid Vermont conditions and on the same mountain where Burton got its start years ago, BAÏST has already become a favorite among veteran gear testers and some of the country’s best freestyle skiers and snowboarders.
The new line of Scot Schmidt gloves is the first in a series of gear that will fall under the company’s Legends Line, where BAÏST will collaborate with industry legends to design gear that combines functionality, durability, and style worthy of the biggest names in snow sports.
Dubbed “the original freeskier” by Powder Magazine, Schmidt’s impact during the 1980s made for dramatic changes in skiing and helped shape how the industry looks today. He was inducted in the US Ski Hall of Fame in 2014 as one of the biggest names in professional skiing, and his years of leaping off perilous cliffs were documented in more than 40 films from Warren Miller Entertainment.
The new Scot Schmidt glove is the result of an intensive collaboration between Schmidt and the team at BAÏST, forged in design studios but also in the heart of the mountains, where Schmidt put the gloves to the ultimate test. The glove is constructed with a durable Ballistic Cordura shell and is built to withstand the harshest of conditions, and incorporates a blend of Thermo Plastic Rubber (TPR) and Carbon Fiber on the knuckles and the back of the fingers, guarding against potential injury while maintaining flexibility.
Available in white, brown, yellow, and pink, the Scot Schmidt glove is waterproof and features tactile and durable goat leather on the palm and fingers, double-layered and double-stitched in high-wear areas, enhancing durability for both skiing and mountaineering. It also offers a removable liner that caters to a range of environments and weather conditions, so that when temperatures rise or physical activity intensifies, the liner can be removed to prevent overheating.
To learn more about BAÏST, log onto BAÏSTgloves.com.
BAÏST was born from the need for gloves that are beast. As lifelong skiers, boarders and telemarkers in Vermont’s harsh and varying climate, we are firm believers that high quality doesn’t have to mean high price. We took the money that most brands spend on marketing, website design and all of the other bells and whistles, and put it directly into creating the most superior gloves on the market. BAÏST is fueled by people who are passionate about winter sports and believe we can lead the way in the design and development of waterproof, cold-weather gloves for skiers, snowboarders, and other adventurers braving the elements. Born in Vermont, built for Everest.
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