Sometimes, we do embarrassing things all for the sake of a story. I recently wrote a piece for Powder.com about the new share economy of outdoor gear—essentially the Airbnb for skis and ski clothes. To see if these new sites actually deliver what they're promising, I decided to test them out for myself.
So I rented a vintage, pink one-piece ski suit from a site that delivers ski clothes to your door and I borrowed a pair of skis from a girl in her garage. There were a few glitches along the way, but overall, I was impressed. If I didn't own ski gear or I didn't want to travel with my gear for some reason, these sites definitely offer a viable alternative.
You can read the whole story here on Powder.com.