Layering is key with light and fast ski mountaineering.  Look for highly breatheable materials with decent wind resistance for the up.  Puffies come out of your pack while preparing for the down.  Don't be afraid to dress up for the occasion with a full lycra body suit.

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Dynafit Thermal Hoodie 2.0
The Thermal Hoodie is an awesome Technostretch jacket for casual racing and training. Made by Italian manufacturer and tongue-twister Pontetorto, the fabric is a light blend of polyester and spandex woven into a grid pattern that makes it warm and breathable. The waffle structure on the inside enhances moisture wicking and the 4-way stretch design keeps everything moving with you. ..
$149.95 $129.95
Dynafit Radical Pant
The Dynafit Radical pant is either a more touring-oriented version of the PDG, or a more race-oriented version of the TLT. But regardless of how you try to classify it, the pant just works. It’s wind-resistant, water-repellent, breatheable, comfortable, and just plain nice to wear. Nothing radical about that at all. The material is a blend of nylon, poly, and spandex that is stretc..
$219.95 $197.96
Crazy Idea Cervino Jacket
The Cervino kit from Crazy Idea is race-inspired top and bottom with a thin fleece lining that makes it a bit warmer that the Repeat. Sleek on the outside, soft on the in, the jacket is great for long training days, casual touring, and ski mountaineering. The shoulders and upper arms are Schoeller, which is a softshell material that offers a good level of weather protection. The ma..
$219.95 $169.95
Crazy Idea Cervino Jacket - Women
Like the pants, the Cervino jacket is smooth to the touch and is designed to flow with you. It has a women’s specific fit that is locked into place with thumbholes on the sleeves and an elastic waist. Crazy Idea used a proprietary Vuelta knit to achieve the stretchiness, and flat locked seams prevent any chafing. Inside is a light fleece lining that is just enough to keep you warm ..
$169.95 $139.95
Crazy Idea Falls Pull - Women
As the upper half of a skimo racing suit, the Falls Jacket is designed to keep you organized and encourage movement. The two-piece suit is made with PowerKler, the same thermo-sensitive fabric found in the amazing Crazy idea one-pieces. It purportedly reflects your body heat back as infrared light that can energize your muscles. Whether that works or not, the Falls Jacket feels fas..
$169.95
Dynafit TLT 3L Jacket
The TLT 3L is a hard shell that is so light, packable, and breatheable that you might actually want to use it when moving efficiently. 3L stands for 3-layer, which is a specific subtype of proprietary Dynashell™ fabric. The three layers can be thought of as waterproof, windproof, and breatheable. Dynafit accomplishes this with a top secret weave of nylon and spandex. The 3L jacket ..
$299.95
Dynafit TLT 3L Overpant
Zip on and off this superlight hard shell pant in a hurry. The TLT 3L is the perfect extra pant layer for keeping at the bottom of you pack. It’s so light and packable that it won’t hold you back, and if you actually need to use it, it still won’t you back. That’s because it’s a four-way stretch weave with impressive breatheability ratings. This is exactly what you want in a hard s..
$279.95 $239.95
Crazy Idea Advanced Pant - Women
Advance your ski adventures with the Crazy Idea Advanced pants. Built for both uphill and downhill skiing, the pants are constructed with Polartec Windbloc® fabric, meaning they can handle both harsh approaches and extreme descents. The material is stretchy and the fit is performant, which means not-baggy. The waist is adjustable with Velcro and the cuffs have an internal gaiter to..
$279.95 $219.95
Crazy Idea Falls Pant - Women
Together with the Jacket, the Falls Pant is a high-performance racing and training suit that will keep you energized when skiing up and downhill. That’s both due to the magic PowerKler fabric and the overall efficient design. The fabric-makers claim the fibers can reflect body heat in a way that affects muscle performance. We’re not sure but we know when you put one of these on you..
$169.95
Crazy Idea B-Side Pant - Women
The B-Side is the women’s version of the Century pant. That should be enough of a description but we’ll continue. The B-Side is an all-round mountain pant that is excellent for ski mountaineering and touring. With cuff reinforcements that extend up through the knees, the pants are ready for an uphill fight. The Magic Silver yarn fights bacteria which prevents odors. It’s woven into..
$199.95
Millet LTK XCS Pant
Millet designed the LTK XCS for “intense, top-gear, calorie-guzzling sport.” The fitted pant has meshed thigh vents for dumping heat and a sporty cut for unrestricted movement. The LTK is engineered with a special XCS fabric which is perfect for high-performance ski touring without the high price of a patented membrane. Strategic reinforcements in the knees and cuffs imply the pant..
$199.95
Dynafit TLT Pant - Women
Thankfully Dynafit didn’t leave women out when it came to the new signature pant. Designed to be fast and light, the TLT Pant is for women that like to get things done in the backcountry. The pant doesn’t have a water-trapping membrane so it remains breatheable. Instead is uses a double weave construction to achieve the goals of water-repellency and wind-resistance. It also feature..
$199.95 $179.95
Crazy Idea Mercury Pant
The Mercury is a softshell pant made with Schoeller Dynatec fabric. It’s a protective, hard-wearing material that Crazy Idea assembled into a ski touring and mountaineering pant. The Mercury is a thin shell that keeps out the weather while you’re on the go. There is a soft lining under the reinforced knees, but otherwise is just the breatheable shell. It has boot buckle cutouts so ..
$224.95
Millet Touring Power Pant
These could be the nicest sweat pants ever made. The Millet Touring Power Pant is designed for efficient human-powered ski touring. Made with Polartec® Power Stretch Pro, power is the theme and powder is the dream. The material is as comfortable and flexible as sweat pants, with bonus protection and breathability. The front of the pant is covered in a rip-stop nylon lining for wind..
$209.95
Dynafit Mercury 2 Jacket
The Mercury 2 ski touring jacket retains the same functionality as the original, just with a better “hand”. To translate the apparel industry-speak, that means it just feels nicer. A light brushed lining is woven into the shell making it feel soft and inviting inside. Dynafit also changed the shell material-mix, adding a bit more flexibility and breatheability. It remains wind-resi..
$229.95 $189.95
Dynafit Mercury 2 Pant
Dynafit streamlined the Mercury pant enough to earn it a new number (2). Switching up the fabric mix and weaving the light lining into the inside of the shell material, the designers managed to shave 100 grams of weight and make it even more appropriate for active touring. The Mercury 2 pants have mesh-backed zip-vents on the thighs for dumping excess heat. They feature active-cut ..
$229.95 $199.95
Dynafit Mercury 2 Jacket - Women
Dynafit’s Mercury 2 Jacket is considered core to their line of apparel. That means they are especially proud of the design that features a comfortable brushed lining woven into a weather-protectant shell. As they should be, the Mercury is a nice, lightweight jacket that helps regulate your temperature while ski touring. The stretch-woven fabric moves with you and breathes, while be..
$229.95 $189.95
Dynafit Mercury Softshell Jacket - Women
A unique blend of 88% nylon and 12% elastane gives the Mercury Softshell weather resistance and breathability without the use of an expensive membrane. Dynafit wove the light, highly-elastic fabric into an athletic cut softshell that is perfect for aerobic movement in cold weather. The designers even sprinkled in unique features such as pit zip vents strategically located behind th..
$219.95 $159.95
Dynafit Mercury 2 Pant - Women
The streamlined Mercury 2 Pant is now even more appropriate for active ski touring. The brushed lining is woven into the shell to give a sleek feel. This, coupled with an updated mix of materials, enables the pants to be several ounces lighter than the original Mercury from Dynafit. The pants are still designed for daily use, with an abrasion-resistant weave and durable scuff guard..
$229.95 $199.95
Dynafit Mercury Softshell Pant - Women
The Mercury Softshell line is custom designed by Dynafit for active use in the mountains. Made of a proprietary Silvershell nylon blend, the pants are both weather resistant and breathable. The Mercury Pant matches the Mercury Jacket, but comes in neutral colors that go with just about everything. And with reinforced cuffs, snow gaiters, and huge zip vents, they definitely go with ..
$219.95 $159.95
Millet Touring Shield Pant - Women
Millet categorizes the Touring Shield Pant as an "action shell" for a reason. Built with Polartec® Powershield Light and Stretch three layer fabric, the pants are cut ergonomically and have articulated knees to move with your body. And since they are specifically designed for ski mountaineering, the Touring Shield Pant focuses on breathability so you don't become waterlogged on lon..
$199.95 $149.95
Millet LTK Hybrid Neo Jacket
Due to its high cost, it is wise to use Polartec® NeoShell® fabric in only strategic places. That is exactly what Millet did with the LTK Hybrid Neo jacket. The most breathable shell material on the market is used on the hood and shoulders to offer protection from the elements. The core of the jacket uses Millet’s impressive XCS 100 material that is tough, flexible and also fairly ..
$249.95 $219.95
Dynafit Mezzalama Alpha Jacket - Women
The Women’s Mezzalama is lined with Polartec Alpha, making it the lightest and most breatheable insulated Dynafit jacket. This is perfect for a backup later for races, tours, or ski mountaineering. If the weather stays nice and you don’t need the protection, having the lightest item in your pack is ideal. If the temps drop and you need the insulation, having the most breatheability..
$249.95 $219.95
La Sportiva Task Hybrid Jacket
A jacket for a hybrid of tasks, this La Sportiva creation is a combination of insulation and breatheability. Perfect for the times you need an additional thermal layer but don’t want to sweat, the Task Hybrid jacket is a well-designed lightweight backup. 40g of Primaloft Silver Active insulation help retain some core body heat while the Spirex construction lets you use your arms an..
$138.95
La Sportiva Task Hybrid Jacket - Women
A jacket for a hybrid of tasks, this La Sportiva creation is a combination of insulation and breatheability. Perfect for the times you need an additional thermal layer but don’t want to sweat, the Task Hybrid jacket is a well-designed lightweight backup. 40g of Primaloft Silver Active insulation help retain some core body heat while the Spirex construction lets you use your arms an..
$138.95
Dynafit Mezzalama Alpha Jacket
Named after one of the “big three” skimo races, the Mezzalama Jacket from Dynafit was designed for it. In other words, long, cold races and/or training sessions. Of course, any kind of skiing can be considered training, so feel free to just keep it your pack. It’s “filled” with 100g of Polartec Alpha insulation, which is the most breatheable type. “Filled” is in quotes because the ..
$249.95
Dynafit Mezzalama Alpha Pant
The Mezzalama Pant from Dynafit is a zip-on insulation layer designed for its namesake high-altitude race. Known as the white marathon, the Mezzalama is a long, arduous, often-cold affair. In such races and/or places, it’s nice to have a pant you can whip on without taking off your skis. The pants are made with a rip-stop nylon that is strategically (and lightly) filled with Polart..
$229.95
Crazy Idea Half Blade Pant
Sometimes you actually need more protection than “checklist” pants that most folks carry during skimo races. If you’re expecting an especially long or cold race or tour, consider adding some Polartec Alpha insulation. The latest in breathable warmth, Alpha is a revelation when it comes to highly aerobic activities in cold weather. The Crazy Idea Half Blade pants feature full-length..
$199.95
Millet Pierra Menta Alpha Pant
Makers of insulated ski touring overpants seem to agree that Polartec® Alpha insulation is the key ingredient. Millet is no exception, as they chose the surprisingly breathable fill for the new PM Alpha Pant. The annual Pierra Menta in France, home of Millet, is just the type of race that might require some backup insulation. Further, the company’s headquarters in the Alps has just..
$199.95
Millet Alpha Composite Jacket
Millet calls it a “new-generation hybrid” jacket which seems appropriate. The dual-natured Touring Alpha is a slick composite of insulated and soft shell jackets. Power Stretch® Pro back and side panels are combined with Polartec® Alpha insulation on the front and arms to make an amazing jacket for touring and ski mountaineering. Alpha is Polartec’s new state-of-the-art insulation ..
$219.95 $169.95
Millet Trilogy Synthesis Down Jacket - Women
The Trilogy Synthesis is a bit of a revolution in down jacket technology. Using a Seamless weaving technology, Millet was able to baffle the feathers without using a sewing machine. That means there are no holes through the nylon like in every other down jacket. Which means the jacket is warmer and significantly more waterproof than the competition. It’s also a bit lighter since th..
$349.95
Millet Trilogy Synthesis Down Hoodie
We don’t normally get excited by down jackets, but the new Seamless weaving technology from Millet is pretty impressive. Instead of sewing baffles to keep feathers in place, the French company developed a new type of loom that weaves them in place. This means the Trilogy Synthesis Down Hoodie isn’t full of needle holes which let heat out and moisture in. As a bonus, the seamless te..
$349.95
Dynafit TLT Skirt
DWR-treated fabric, Primaloft insulation, and full side-zips aren't generally the first words that you'd think to use when describing a skirt, but thanks to Dynafit’s introduction of the Radical skirt, now we do. The TLT Skirt is an updated version that maintains the charms of the original. The full length side-zipper make it the perfect pre/apres ski apparel. Zip up and warm up. ..
$119.95 $99.95
Dynafit Radical Skirt
The Dynafit Radical skirt is so functional that guys are tempted to wear it. Featuring a full wrap of Primaloft insulation, the skirt can be zipped on and off over a race suit or touring pants. Perfect for before and after races, the comfortable moisture-blocker is also nice to have on casual tours when taking a break or just getting warmed up. And when you hit the wind on the ridg..
$99.95 $79.95
La Sportiva Athena 2.0 Skirt
La Sportiva calls the Athena a “tech-fashion” piece. That seems about right, considering the usefulness and wide assortment of colors. In fact, each skirt comes as two colors since the they are reversible*. This doubles your chance of matching while keeping important bits warm. The Athena 2.0 Skirt can be zipped on over ski pants or a base layer, adding a layer of Primaloft® insula..
$78.95
Dynafit Mezzalama Skirt
The lightest and most breatheable insulation available make this the most functional skirt available. Warm-up, race, cool down, and just hang out in the Dynafit Mezzalama Alpha Skirt. Zip it on over a race suit or pants with your skis on by using the full length side-zips. The skirt is stretch-woven nylon that is wind-resistant, water-repellent, and abrasion-resistant. It’s also st..
$129.95 $109.95
Dynafit Mezzalama Alpha Overshort
If you’re planning on using your overshorts for more than just avant/après ski, consider getting the most breatheable option. Like the Mezzalama jacket & pants, the Overshorts use Polartec Alpha insulation which features the most advanced perspiration-transport technology. The shorts a stretch-woven so they move well, filled with 98g of premium lightweight insulation, and toppe..
$159.95 $139.95
Dynafit Radical Overshorts
Guys no longer have to run around in pre-race skirts (but still can). Filled with Primaloft insulation, the Dynafit Radical shorts can be zipped on and off over a race suit or touring pants. Providing the perfect insulation in the perfect spots, the shorts are sometimes just plain perfect. Whether high on a ridge or feeling low after a race, throw on the shorts for some warmth and ..
$149.95 $129.95
CAMP Flash Competition Anorak
Backless is no longer just for elegant evening gowns at the ball. With the backless Flash Competition Anorak from CAMP, you can put on and take off a shell layer without removing your pack! Carried in a pocket that attaches to the waist belt of your backpack, the anorak unfolds as you throw it over your head and clip it into place under the pack. When the weather improves, you simp..
$149.95 $117.95
CAMP Flash Competition Pant
The Flash Competition Pants are a great wind pant by themselves, or a perfect match with the competition anorak. Made of the same durable ripstop Araneum fabric as the anorak, the wind pants can be put on or taken off easily while wearing ski boots. With full side zips and minimalist elastic straps to secure them onto your ski boots, the CAMP Flash Pants are an ideal lightweight sh..
$98.95
Crazy Idea Tempest Jacket
The ~90 gram Tempest Light jacket is Crazy Idea’s answer to skimo race requirements. As a bonus, the half-zip design also happens to function well in many other pursuits. Shield yourself from the tempest when the wind picks up, or stow the jacket in its own neck pocket when things calm down. An athletic fit (for a wind jacket) and a helmet compatible hood make this a great option f..
$99.95
Crazy Idea Light Pants
Simple descriptive name, simple functional pants. The Light Pants from Crazy Idea are a full-length thin-nylon wind pant. With zippers down the side they can be quickly donned over a skin suit or softshell to provide protection from the wind. And at an ultralight weight, they make a great checklist item for a race. The pants have an elastic waist and cuff and can be stowed in a hid..
$99.95
La Sportiva Crux Tight - Women
The Women’s Crux is a versatile tight that can be used as an under-layer for skiing or as an only-layer for running. Just the right length to not crowd your calves in a ski boot, the Crux wears nicely under a race suit or touring pant. La Sportiva built the tight with seamless technology to ensure chafe-free comfort. It has a zip pocket in the center back of the waist for carrying ..
$68.95
La Sportiva Cirrus Tight
La Sportiva calls it seamless technology. We call it comfortable. The Cirrus Tight is somehow built without any seams, using a 4-way stretch fabric that is body mapped with varying insulation and ventilation zones. The Polygiene® fabric is moisture wicking with an anti-bacterial / anti-odor treatment. The lightweight tights have an 18” (46cm) inseam so they won’t crowd your shins i..
$68.95
La Sportiva Stratosphere Hoody
An interesting base layer that can hold its own in good weather. The La Sportiva Stratosphere Hoody is woven with warming blend of EKS fiber and Merino wool yarns, which make a garment optimized for cold weather athletic endeavors. Invented by the Japanese, EKS can absorb moisture and generate heat while you perspire, and the blend with wool further optimizes the temperature regula..
$138.95
Millet Trilogy Wool TS LS
Millet calls the Trilogy Wool long-sleeve a “transfer layer” since it’s so good at moisture wicking. Just wear the sporty-cut shirt underneath everything and stay warm and dry. Key to the performance of the base layer is Carline® XCL 150 wool blend, which uses hollow fibers for lightweight insulation. The Trilogy TS is a seamless weave of said fibers that dump heat and moisture fro..
$99.95
Millet Trilogy Wool TS LS - Women
The Trilogy Wool TS is a long-sleeve “transfer layer” from Millet. That means it transfers moisture away from you at a rapid clip, exactly want you want in a first layer. The Trilogy has a female cut of Carline XCL 150, which is a Merino wool blend with hollow fibers used as lightweight insulation. That means you’ll be warm and dry when ski touring and mountaineering. The Millet Tr..
$89.95
La Sportiva Neptune 2.0 Shirt
A high-performance base layer, the women's Neptune 2.0 features the BeCool® yarn that virtually eliminates excess heat and moisture. Of course it helps that the long sleeve shirt is body-mapped with ventilation zones on the back and under the arms. The seamless construction offers all day, chafe-free comfort, perfect for under a race suit or touring top. La Sportiva went out of the..
$108.95
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