From the Slopes to the Sky

An Expert Skier, Helicopter Pilot and Philanthropist’s Gear Essentials


June 15, 2018 Buying Guides By

Lexi du Pont is an all-around stellar athlete. While she’s best known for her accomplishments as a skier, she’s also a mountaineer, climber, biker, SUP’er, skateboarder and pretty much everything in between. She just finished up her pilot’s license (she flies helicopters as often as she can), and when she’s in season, you can find her tearing up the slopes in her hometown of Sun Valley or in locations as far-flung as Alaska, Iceland and Japan. In all of du Pont’s endeavors, staying in shape is crucial. We caught up her to hear what she doesn’t leave home without when she’s on the road.

Lexi du Pont’s Gear

Play Hard Give Back Peanut Ginger Be Good Bar

“My go-to snack is always Play Hard Give Back’s Peanut Ginger, Be Good Bar. I take these energy bars and trail mix everywhere with me — sustainably-sourced ingredients with a purpose. For every snack sold, one meal is donated to the hungry.”

Hydro Flask Insulated Water Bottle

“To be completely honest, my Hydro Flask is my number one workout buddy. I don’t leave the house without it. The 21-ounce standard-mouth flask truly makes water taste better. I usually try and down an entire bottle first thing in the morning before breakfast and then one after my workout. Hydration is the key to a healthy body and mind.”

TriggerPoint Foam Roller

“The Grid Foam roller all the way! I don’t know if I would ever make it to the gym or up the mountain three days in a row without my foam roller. It is key for recovery and performance. It helps me with muscle activation, to have a balanced body and helps with sore muscles — 5 minutes before my workout to activate sneaky muscles and 5 minutes after a workout help my muscles relax.”

Eddie Bauer Summit Full-Zip Hoodie

“I love to wear it while I warm up for my workout. It’s stretchy and long to keep my upper body and hips warm before the workout begins.”

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Eddie Bauer Trail Pants

“They are built specifically for hiking and climbing, so you know they can handle any environment. From the climbing wall to the yoga mat you won’t want anything else.”

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