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Skiing Apparel Guide

When skiing or snowboarding, you are exposed to strong cold winds and sub freezing temperatures. To stay comfortable in these harsh conditions, highly technical outdoor garments are a necessity.

By re-imagining what this parka could be we allowed ourselves to carefully select unique materials equipped to execute specific tasks yielding an exciting hybrid design. This formidable alpine outer shell that has never been lighter or more focused on moving comfortably in an alpine setting. The body of the Dyna Action features the superior breathability and compressibility of lightweight 2.5 layer Paclite® material, while the sleeves and shoulders benefit from the excellent stretch of 3 layer GORE-TEX® C-Knit technology. The delicate balance of performance values achieved in this parka make it ideal for winter pursuits that require dynamic movement like ice climbing or ski mountaineering. As a bonus the lightweight, versatile nature of this shell means it doesn't have to live in your closet during milder seasons. It's equally valuable during the variable conditions of Spring and Fall or the sudden rains of Summer.

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Pumori Parka is loaded with necessary features for winter mountaineering as well as features which women will appreciate, such as a detachable makeup guard, which can be easily washed.

This high performance parka is perfect for winter activities such as alpine climbing and backcountry skiing. Made using GORE-TEX Fabrics and a material with excellent stretch, this combination of technical materials won’t hold you back when doing dynamic backcountry turns or when stretched out on a frozen waterfall. The brushed lining on the inside of the parka increases comfort due to its heat retaining properties, but unlike insulation or other liners, doesn’t increase the jacket’s overall weight too dramatically. During design we carefully selected features to maximize the functionality, like incorporating a material in the hood, cuffs and hem to prevent snow from sticking when you find yourself neck deep in powder. If you need to get outdoors this winter, the Alpine Thermashell Parka will help get you there.

This parka is ideal for snow sports and other active pursuits. The shell features a unique waterproof/breathable fabric with excellent breathability, keeping you comfortable and dry. Incorporates EXCELOFT®, which provides excellent heat retention despite its thin form, achieves simultaneous mobility and warmth. Features a range of essential features for snow sports such as pit zips.

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Pumori Parka is loaded with necessary features for winter mountaineering as well as features which women will appreciate, such as a detachable makeup guard, which can be easily washed.

Utilizes a unique waterproof/breathable fabric to release built up moisture. This insulated hard shell employs EXCELOFT®, which boasts excellent insulation capabilities and is very lightweight. This model achieves excellent heat retention and outstanding comfort by preventing moisture from collecting inside the jacket. With features such as the roll away hood, the jacket is well-balanced to be effective for activities such as snow sports and winter mountain climbing.

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Women's model is loaded with necessary features for winter mountaineering as well as features which women will appreciate, such as a detachable makeup guard, which can be easily washed.

The Powder Step Parka is our stripped down ski jacket. Developed using our proprietary waterproof breathable material DRY-TEC™ and 50g of our proprietary synthetic insulation EXCELOFT®, this jacket is prime for skiing in conditions typical of the Pacific Northwest and Western skiing. While this may not be an appropriate option for conditions on the "Ice Coast," it may be possible to layer accordingly, but we are not making any promises. Features of the Powder Step include a helmet compatible hood, 2 zippered hand pockets, 1 zippered chest pocket for stashing away a snack or map of the mountain and a zippered pocket at the wrist for securing your RFID ski pass.

The Powder Hop Parka is the older sibling of the Powder Step Parka. Designed to be a streamlined ski jacket, developed using our proprietary waterproof breathable material DRY-TEC™ and 100g of our proprietary synthetic insulation EXCELOFT®. Features the Powder Step does include is a helmet compatible hood and a total of 6 pockets for organizing everything you need for a day at your favorite mountain.

This 3-in-1 style jacket has a waterproof outer shell and an synthetic insulation liner. The outer shell is made using Montbell's original waterproof breathable material, DRY-TEC™. The liner uses EXCELOFT®, a synthetic insulation which has better insulating properties when wet compared to down. Either jacket can be used by itself and can be used together when an insulated weather proof jacket is required for your preferred winter activity.

The calling card of this mid-weight softshell is its versatility. Stretchy, yet durable, the Snow Banshee allows excellent mobility and "all day" comfort. The integration of our CLIMABARRIER™ technology gives this all mountain hoodie stellar resistance to cold alpine winds, while gaping pit zips allow for ample venting if the sun happens to appear. Cut for layering and designed to function as a key part of any alpine climbing or backcountry ski kit.

These lightweight pants were developed to withstand activities such as traversing mountains over 3,000 meters high in winter, and for use by professionals such as mountain guides. It is made with GORE-TEX PRO, which has amazing breathability and durability. With a stable, nice fit that makes it easy to move in, this item is great for ice climbing or snowshoeing.

These lightweight pants are made with GORE-TEX Pro, which has amazing breathability and durability. These can be used year-round as waterproof overpants. There is extra room in the thighs and bottom so that they do not bunch up with the inner layer pants. With full side zippers, it is possible to put these on while already wearing crampons or skis.

These pants have excellent abrasion resistance. The seat and knees are insulated using Thinsulate™, so they remain lightweight with a slim profile. Designed for the harsh alpine environment, whether you are ice climbing and winter mountaineering.

If you are only truly satisfied when you find yourself barreling down the mountain in waist deep powder, then the Powder Track Bib is an absolute must. Durability for those downhill tree runs and superior breathability will keep you feeling dry on the uphill, this bib is chest high and made with GORE-TEX Pro. Features edge guards, full length side zips for easy putting on and taking off, and an amply sized chest pocket for your phone or camera.

These pants will prove their worth in a variety of environments, from the coldest days in the backcountry to spring skiing. Made using GORE-TEX Fabrics and a material with excellent stretch, this combination of technical materials won’t hold you back when doing dynamic backcountry turns or when stretched out on a frozen waterfall. The brushed lining on the inside of the pants increases comfort due to its heat retaining properties, but unlike insulation or other liners, doesn’t increase the pants' overall weight too dramatically.

The DRY-TEC™ Insulated Light Pants is paired perfectly with the Powder Step Parka. Developed using our proprietary waterproof breathable material DRY-TEC™ and 40g of Thinsulate™, these pants feature edge guards, side ventilation zips and inner gaiters for keeping out snow. Simple and designed for hitting the slopes on days when variable conditions are expected.

These pants were designed with snow sports in mind, such as skiing and snowshoeing. With just the right amount of Thinsulate™ lining, these pants perfectly balance warmth without being too bulky. Made with Montbell's original waterproof breathable fabric, DRY-TEC™, these pants have just the right amount of stretch for mobility and the knees have also been articulated for better movement. With features like amply sized ventilation zippers, inner spats and wide edge guards, the DRY-TEC™ Insulated Pants are an excellent choice for your winter backcountry pursuits.

Versatility and comfort is the name of the game when it comes to tackling the challenges of the backcountry in an alpine setting. The Roche Pants are superb whether enjoying a peaceful snowshoe, gliding the AT skis thru a secret stash of powder, or quite possibly perfect for a lightning fast cool weather mountain ascent. The durable, yet air permeable soft shell fabric provides all day comfort and mobility without completely sacrificing resistance to wind and light precipitation. Cut to allow for seasonal layering these pants are a cool to cold weather workhorse.

Highly technical materials and construction to withstand harsh winter environments

Utilizes highly technical waterproof/breathable fabric. Comes in handily throughout the year with layering adjustment.

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The brushed lining on the inside of the parka increases comfort due to its heat retaining properties, but unlike insulation or other liners, doesn’t increase the jacket’s overall weight too dramatically.

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Shell featuring insulation for excellent heat retention
Incorporates Montbell's synthetic insulation, EXCELOFT, which won't lose its insulating properties when wet, or Thinsulate™, a thin yet warm synthetic insulation.

Anti-Glisse Friction Weave

The Anti-Glisse Friction Weave is a specialized nylon fabric, a critical feature for our alpine garments. Twists in individual threads lead to a wavy micro-crimped fabric surface that helps slow a slide and limits snow adhesion to keep the user drier and warmer.

Waterproof / Breathable material

Encountering snow storms while climbing in winter can possibly bring about hypothermia for those unprepared for the conditions, so choosing the right garment is absolutely crucial for alpine pursuits. The waterproof/breathable fabrics, such as GORE-TEX®, STRETCH DRY-TEC®, DRY-TEC®, are highly technical materials which shed wind, rain, and snow, yet effectively release built up moisture within the garment.

Insulating material

EXCELOFT®


Uses a three-dimensionally crimped construction to achieve our warmest polyester insulation. By crimping the large hollow polyester fibers and weaving super micro polyester fibers & micro polyester fibers, we create multiple air strata and maximize loft. EXCELOFT® is as warm as down and dries far faster, making it simple to maintain and ideally suited to wetter climates.

Thinsulate™


The original warmth without bulk insulation. Inch for inch no insulation keeps you warmer than Thinsulate™ insulation. When you compare equal thicknesses, Thinsulate™ insulation provides up to twice the warmth of other high-loft insulating materials and nearly one and a half times the warmth of down.

Soft Shell material

CLIMABARRIER®


CLIMABARRIER is an ultra-light film with the ability to shield you from wind but still allow some measure of breathability. In this application we have bonded the membrane to a brushed fleece lining for extra warmth and comfort. Additionally, a light weight hard-faced fabric with Durable Water Repellant is used for the outer layer to enhance durability and disperse moisture.

CLIMA PRO


Offering the perfect balance between lightness and warmth, CLIMA PRO fleece provides two times the windproof ability of regular fleece. A water-repellent treatment on the surface helps the fleece to shed rain and snow, so you stay drier on the outside. This treatment does not interfere with the fabric's ability to breath, however, so you stay drier on the inside too.