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.
With signature Italian style and technical performance, the Crazy Idea Summit jacket is a must for cold locations and midwinter touring. Insulated with a blend of Primaloft Silver and a water-repellent down, the jacket is warm, breathable, packable, and durable. That’s everything you want if you’re keeping count. This latest version of the Summit Jacket is manufactured with Crazy I..
If you work a 9-5 job and also ski a healthy amount, then dawn patrols, late nights, and sub-optimal weather are part of your life. Having a warm, compressible, puffy jacket that lets you stay true to your lifestyle is crucial for enjoying those environments. The issue with most down jackets is that they’re heavy, bulky, not breathable enough, and don’t pack down small enough. Thos..
Karpos is as synonymous with high-performance fashion as Ferrari is with fast cars. The Brendol jacket is a synthetic down puffy that’s amazingly functional with a flattering cut. Perfect for après skiing as well as staying warm when digging a snow pit or starting out on a frigid, February dawn-patrol. The body is made up of seamless K-Shell fabric, a breathable shell that blocks w..
When an unlined softshell won't cut it and a puffy might be too much, the Speed Insulation Hybrid Jacket is the fusion every skier wants to be in. A unique, 100% recycled insulation will keep you warm even when winter's doing its darndest to make those deep winter conditions cold and wet. The hybrid construction provides a DWR coating along your front torso and lightweight breathab..
There’s a good reason why it’s called the Inspire jacket. Crazy Idea has designed this jacket to be a no-frills, no-worry tool to inspire you to new and exciting places. With honeycomb fur on the bust and back it keeps that heat in without derailing the transpiration caused by high intensity activities. The side panels and underarms have an elastic plush combo to reduce resistance ..
The Marmarole Jacket is a mathematical anomaly. Karpos describes it as 55% down and 55% fleece for a total of 110%. Well, it’s true, you definitely get your money’s worth with this one; but that’s due more to the awesomeness than the questionable math. In the body, Pertex Quantum 30D fabric houses baffles of K-Synthetic Down Micro, a synthetic down that’s primed for any activity or..
It's paramount to have lightweight, compactable layers in ski touring, so for when you're running cold, belaying, or just taking some time to down a quick lunch, it's just as important to have a lightweight, compactable, down jacket. Dynafit is re-releasing their masterful performing Radical Down Hooded jacket. Treated with DownTek, the feathers in this jacket are water repellent s..
Going fast and light is something that Skimo holds very close to its heart as a testament to what makes winter sporting so very fun. However, going fast and travelling light is as much a measure of your gear as it is your own ambition. As Terry Pratchett once eloquently wrote, "she strode as if distance was a personal insult." If that's a mood you're down to vibe with, let us intro..
The Women's Dynafit Speed Polartec Hooded Jacket is not your average fleece. By using Polartec’s Power Grid fabric, Dynafit designed a jacked with a warmth-to-weight ratio so impressive that you won't believe how warm it is just by looking at it. It is breathable but should you accidentally underestimate its insulating powers and start to sweat, that's no problem thanks to its effe..
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..
The Ionic jacket from Crazy Idea is the perfect piece to take you from the skin track to drinks with the gals. Crazy has popularized this jacket with its cut for an athletic lifestyle while throwing in some Italian flare. This multifunctional jacket is made of Highperformance 3D (HP3D) fleece that has the warmth for those colder days touring, while having the breathability to preve..
It's a fine line between being too cold and getting so hot you sweat (and then get real cold). Neither are ideal for winter ski touring. This is where La Sportiva's Dash Long Sleeve Base Layer comes to the rescue! Made with an eco-friendly mindset, the Dash Long Sleeve Base Layer is constructed from recycled poly-spandex materials to quickly wick away moisture when you start to swe..
No one likes being soggy and moist. No one. Therefore, to keep these dreaded adjectives as just words and not realities, Karpos made the Grand Mont Skimo Pant that is designed for those who prefer to go light and fast. The Grand Mont Skimo Pant features a light and breathable stretch fabric on the front with a soft and stretchy fabric on the back. The result? A highly mobile and br..
If you want to be fast on the uphill we have one universal tip to give you, our motto - Fast & Light. The DNA Polartec Alpha Pant is just that, and more. Made with Polartec Alpha, the pant offers a unique balance as a race pant between breathability, light weightedness, and mastercrafted breathability all due to this magical fabric. Elastic hems on the waist and cuffs, in tande..
Let’s face it: skimo race suits are not built for the cold. To warm up before a race or even have a warm yet ultralight layer to bring with you, the Mezzalama Polartec Alpha pant is an easy way to thermoregulate your all-important lower half. Instead of accumulating heat, Polartec Alpha Direct continuously disperses warmth and moisture while placing an insulating layer directly nex..
Like a cute, fluffy, and adventurous Snow Yeti, the Crazy Idea Neutron Pant is at home doing intense aerobic activity in cold winter climates. It achieves this with the use of windproof, weather-resistant, and highly breathable softshell fabric in the upper regions of the pant, combined with a waterproof, stretchy, and abrasion-resistant fabric in the lower legs. This winning combi..
We're always in the market for a softshell that can do it all, and we think we just struck gold this season. The Speed Dynastretch Pant is a suitable pair of travelling pants if you're after a softshell perfect for those spring conditions, or a high output day in your local mountains. Made with a hybrid construction, a windproof fleece on the front and a breathable brushed material..
The Crazy Idea Acceleration Pant: new name, same uncompromising quality, functionality, and style. That's right, the beloved Cervino line from Crazy Idea has been rebranded as the Acceleration collection to better reflect what you'll be doing in the apparel, and accelerate you will in the Acceleration Pant from Crazy Idea. This piece reflects the pinnacle of Crazy Idea's mission to..
Was your New Year's resolution to go fast and look good? Well then, the Crazy Idea Resolution Pant might just be the solution to your resolution. Ideal for the person who is looking for high-performance ski touring pants without the skin-tight European look. DWR treatment repels moisture from penetrating the windproof, anti-pilling, and abrasion-resistant fabric. Two zippered front..
What would peanut butter be without jelly? Mac… without cheese? The Dynafit DNA Race Wind Jacket without the DNA Race Wind Pants? Cold legs, that’s what it would be. The Dynafit DNA Race Wind Pants are a layer you might not know you need until you experience their protective bliss. Similar to the DNA Race Wind Jacket, these bad boys compact down into a small package that you can ke..
No, they are not real denim jeans, but they do look pretty sweet. Most people upon seeing you wear the Crazy Idea Hugo Race Pants will think you are skimo racing in your street clothes. Add in the Hugo Race Top and they will definitely be looking twice. But, don’t be concerned by the appearance, the pants are made of Power Kler high-performance stretch fabric to keep you at the top..
If you’re planning on using your over shorts for more than just avant/après ski, consider getting the most breathable option. The entire Mezzalama line-- including the jackets, pants, and over shorts-- uses targeted Polartech Alpha insulation to transport perspiration away from your skin in order to keep you dry and warm without overheating or freezing. With 98g of premium lightwei..
As the bottom half of a Crazy Idea Repeat detachable suit, the pants can be used shirtless or affixed to the jacket. They certainly stand on their own two legs when compared to other pants. Made with the supernatural PowerKler fabric, the pants are sleek and form fitting. The fabric-makers claim touching it will increase your “micro-circulation” and exercise capacity. We’re not sur..
Choosing a Goldilocks pant that meets your needs for all skimo related activities can be an exhausting process. No worries, Dynafit is here to help. The Mezzalama Race 2 pant is the, "just right," of the skimo pant world, and stylish to top it off. Made with 4-way stretch materials and a fleece lining, the Mezzalama Race 2 Pant is a warm and form-fitting addition to any skimo close..
As the bottom half of Dynafit’s two-piece training getup, the DNA pant is tasked with providing no interference to your progress. It accomplishes that goal by hugging your legs and letting boot buckles operate unimpeded. It also just may speed you up since it’s made with Nilit® Innergy fabric. This special fiber technology is able to reflect heat as infrared rays which purportedly ..
Leave it to Karpos to design a performance ski pant like the Alagna Lite. K-Shell fabric on the front half is windproof, traps a bit of air for some very light insulating properties, and employs a DWR treatment to protect you from the elements. However, Karpos thought the K-Shell fabric was a bit too stiff for some key areas, so the area surrounding your hip flexors and the backsid..
Whether you're racing, training, missioning, or just hanging out, the Mezzalama Alpha 2 pant from Dynafit is here to save your bacon when the temps drop lower than the forecast promised. Updated to be stretchier, warmer, lighter, and more breathable than the older Mezzalama pant, the Mezzalama Alpha 2 has the same targeted insulation and weather-proof outer that made the original m..
Designed to follow the popular Century pant (remember the "pant of the century"?), the Crazy Idea Avenger pants have some updated trimmings and colors, but in form and function are essentially the same thing. The Avenger pants are designed for comfort and functionality while exerting yourself in a wide range of conditions, making these pants the favorite Skimo Co softshell bottom. ..
The Cervino Ultra Pant is the cooler, younger (updated) brother in the Cervino pant line from Crazy Idea. Made with an athletic fitting design, these pants offer great breathability, comfort, and warmth when you need it most. The waterproof gaiters zip tightly around your boots and have optional cutouts that can allow you to access your buckles and the ski-walk lever without having..
The La Sportiva Ikarus pants will allow you to tour high in the mountains, but unlike the mythological character, you won't melt due to its blend of breathable, protective technical fabrics. Made for fast-moving days of skinning, booting, and cramponing, this slim-fitting softshell pant will keep you protected from the elements without impeding movement while you're out exploring t..
The Col Becchei pant ticks every check box for what makes a fast and light ski mountaineering pant. It’s comfortable; the Merino wool next to skin is soft, plush, and wicks moisture away from the body quickly. Elastic stretch throughout allows unimpeded movement. It’s weather-tough; the Merino Naturetec Light material quickly sheds precipitation in stormy conditions and windproof z..
Perfectly matching the Pierra Ment’ Jacket or Hoodie, this technical pant from Millet betrays its intended purpose. That is, ski mountaineering. Articulated knees, reinforced scuff guards, elastic cuffs with side zips, and general awesomeness make this a great skimo pant. Breathable and abrasion-resistant Vueltex Knit fabric stretches in every direction without stretching your wall..
The ski-touring pant that indicates you mean business. Sexy enough for formal occasions, the Ortovox Cevedale is also a workhorse touring pant. The pants are made with lots of Cordura, an incredibly durable fabric made popular in military applications in which the quality of your gear can make the difference between life and death. However, Cordura is a relatively stiff fabric whic..
Dynafit’s debut of the Speedfit Dynastretch Pant has been anxiously awaited by fence-sitters everywhere. If you can’t decide between weather protection and mobility, you’re in luck because you no longer have to. Stitched with Hybrid Construction, the Speedfit pant is split into two main sections. The front-half is Dynastretch, an abrasion-resistant and weatherproof fabric that is a..
Oftentimes, the phrase 'daily driver' is used when describing objects which possess attributes that allow them to fit our ordinary tasks so perfectly that we find ourselves using them on a nearly daily basis. For the garden variety backcountry skier, the Karpos Ramezza pants are the ideal daily drivers for most days in the backcountry (daily driver pants, that is). The Ramezza's ar..
If you want pants that are stretchy, windproof, and breathable, you should have them. "But how?" you ask. Check out the Dynafit TLT Touring pant, that's how. These are a great option for outdoor adventurers who are looking for something that can hold up against the elements from New Hampshire's wind-scoured Presidential Range to Oregon's snow-slammed Mt. Bachelor. The Dynastretch (..
Many skiers take pride in owning a ski-quiver. Fewer take pride in their quiver of ski-touring pants. The Millet Extreme Rutor Shield pant is a defense against ski-pant quivers. It’s the right choice for 90% or more of the conditions you will encounter when ski touring. The Millet XCS 200 material is lightweight and breathable enough to keep you comfortable lap after lap. High leve..
Do you find yourself wishing you had the ventilation of a softshell pant but just can’t give up the waterproof and windproof nature of a hard shell? If managing sweat and fending off the elements are both equally challenging and equally important to you, then the Dynafit Radical Infinium Hybrid Pant is exactly the outer layer you need. Extremely weather-proof and breathable materia..
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 ..
The Karpos San Martino Pant has everything a casual backcountry skier could want from a pant: elastic waistband, belt loops, gussets in the cuffs of the legs, two whole pant legs, and plenty of pockets! The Karpos San Martino Pant is made from two types of K-Stretch fabric, with a brushed fleece pattern on the top of the legs for warmth and a lighter and stretchier composition on t..
As Stan Lee could attest, Excelsior is Latin for "ever upward." So with that in mind, we think La Sportiva's Excelsior Pant is aptly named! As an ultra-breathable midweight softshell pant made with comfort in mind, it's designed to enable ski tourers to forever ascend. And if you're really getting the heart rate up, side zippered vents with mesh gussets allow you to dump heat quick..
Here at Skimo Co, we seek out pants that can kick butt and keep your keister warm at the same time. The Karpos Express 200 Evo pant is a mid-weight, wind resistant, comfortable outer layer that does just that - kick butt! With an abrasion-resistant K-Stretch fabric designed to let you be mobile, these pants are great for everyday backcountry touring. Not too sporty, not too baggy, ..
The Mezzalama Race 2 pants are the answer! Assuming that the question is, "where can I find an incredibly versatile pair of pants for race days, training days, and big objective days where I'm hauling backside?" These lovely leggings are smooth, lightweight, cozy, and designed with performance in mind. The Mezzalama Race 2 pants are extremely stretchy and breathable, made with flee..
Recent studies show that owners of Karpos pants have a higher quality of life. This is especially true for skiers that own the Alagna Lite Pant. Such folk are often found alone at the top of peaks or passing people in the wee-hours of a resort-skinning session. The front half of the Alagna pant is made from K-Shell, a Karpos fabric that stops wind in its tracks. The back half of th..
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..
If you’re partial to early mornings, tracking vertical feet gained, or seeking missions far from the trailhead, the Dynafit Speed Dynastretch is a natural pairing. This pant integrates a windproof, water-repellent softshell anterior with fully stretchy, brushed elastane fabric in the rear. This hybrid construction is breathable and comfortable on the move, with a massive range of m..
The Cervino pants have a sleek feel on the outside and has a soft fleece lining within. One of the most comfortable ski pants around, the Cervino is optimized for speed. The Vuelta knit is stretchy and nearly friction-free. The cuffs are zippered to get around your boots, and have cutout zones for popular two-buckle boots. This means no messing with your cuffs during transitions, j..
What's breathable, stretchy, water and wind-resistant, and blue all over? If you guessed the Dynafit TLT Touring pants, you probably read the text on this page first. Either way, congratulations, you're spot on! These ski touring pants are a simple-yet-technical piece of attire that is suitable for any AT skier, telemarker, or splitboarder out there. Comfort-built with 4-way stretc..