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 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 $120.97
Karpos Express 300 Pant
Amply lined with soft and breathable fleece, the Karpos Express 300 is the go-to pant for frigid skimo adventures. Run cold? Ambitious expedition? Midnight powder skiing in a January storm? The Express 300 has you covered. Literally. Touting one of the most impressive DWR (durable water repellent) finishes of any softshell pant, your pants will be drier and cleaner for longer. This..
$249.95
Karpos Express 300 Pant - Women
Karpos’ has a long tradition in fashion-centric Italy, and once you wear the Express 300, you’ll realize why the company’s reputation is so strong. The pants sport a DWR finish from top to bottom that will readily repel dirt and water, meaning you’ll be clean and dry. The main panels on the Express 300 are K-Stretch, a breathable two-way-stretch fabric that can stand up to bad weat..
$249.95 $162.47
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 $125.97
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 $109.97
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..
$229.95
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 $181.97
Millet Extreme Rutor Shield Pant
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..
$179.95
Karpos Schiara Pant
The age-old Nordic saying “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing” rings true for anybody that spends times in the mountains. The Karpos Schiara pant is here to make sure bad weather is a thing of the past. Now you don’t have to be confined to bluebird days in the backcountry. Bad weather scares most people away, but if you are one of the die-hards, then the Schiara pant has yo..
$249.95
Crazy Idea Pressing Pant
Crazy Idea’s powder-performer Pressing Pant is made for those deep days trail breaking or questionable weather. With a more relaxed fit than their ski-mountaineering pants the Pressing Pant incorporates a wind and waterproof membrane to fend off the elements. It retains Crazy’s signature style and of course is light and flexible for going uphill. On hotter spring days you will find..
$259.95
Karpos Mountain Jacket
When your equipment is literally a life line, it’s good to know you can count on your gear. The Karpos Mountain Jacket is a workhorse designed for daily life in the mountains. It’s efficiently constructed to be weatherproof and durable without sacrificing too much breathability. The Mountain Jacket is the complete package for skiers looking to extend their scope of practice beyond ..
$299.95 $236.96
Karpos Mountain Pant
When diverse sports like skiing progress, the gear often lags behind the trends and is outdated by the time it’s introduced. Luckily, there are a few companies like Karpos that have their ear to the ground and are interested in the progression of ski-mountaineering. The Mountain pant is a protective pant for moving fast in harsh conditions. K-Shell fabric is a warm, wind-proof, and..
$259.95 From $199.96
Karpos Mountain Pant - Women
The quality and attention to detail that Karpos presents is almost unmatched, which is why the versatile Mountain pant is one of the mainstays of their lineup. Sporting a top-to-bottom DWR finish, the Mountain pant will repel water, dirt, and other contaminants which means your pants stay clean and breathable. The main fabric used is K-Shell, a lightly insulated and breathable wind..
$259.95 $168.97
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 $187.46
Dynafit TLT 3L Women's Jacket
As much as we like to use it to our advantage, speed can’t always evade bad weather. This is why it’s important to make sure you are carrying layers that will allow a safe return to the trailhead. Luckily, the Dynafit TLT 3L Jacket does so much more than just get you back to the car. It’s packable enough that you won’t even notice it’s there, but weatherproof enough that when it is..
$299.95 $239.96
Dynafit TLT 3L Jacket
The TLT 3L is a hard shell that is so light, packable, and breathable 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 breathable. Dynafit accomplishes this with a top secret weave of nylon and spandex. The 3L jacket ha..
$299.95 $239.96
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 breathability ratings. This is exactly what you want in a hard sh..
$279.95 $223.96
Arc'teryx Procline Comp Jacket
When the king of high-tech outdoor apparel designs a jacket specifically for ski mountaineering, you can rest assured that it’s going to work. The Arc’Teryx Procline Comp Jacket is mostly comprised of Gore Windstopper fabric, a breathable yet wind-stopping shield that isolates you from the elements without bogging you down. This allows for complex moves in technical terrain no matt..
$474.95
Arc'teryx Stinger Pant
Arc’Teryx crafts wearable works of art that perform admirably in bad weather and the Stinger pant might just be the crown jewel. Sporting a full Gore-Tex Pro membrane, the pants are waterproof enough to go slush-skiing in Pacific Northwest rainstorm, but also breathable enough to skin uphill on a bluebird day in Colorado and not get soaked by the time you top out. A hard-wearing ye..
$499.95
Arc'teryx Procline Comp Jacket - Women
The needs of ski-alpinists are evolving faster than ever. Apparel that can keep up with the new style of light ‘n fast backcountry skiing is imperative to the success of each athlete. The Arc’Teryx Procline Comp jacket started as the unanswered question that left many manufacturers and designers scratching their heads. Rather than work with old-school materials, the Procline Comp t..
$474.95
Karpos Lastei Active Vest
The Karpos Lastei Vest capitalizes on the secrets of physiology and Italian design. If your core stays warm, your extremities are magically less likely to get cold as well. If you use the right materials, you won’t get bogged down with sweat or bulk. If you go sleeveless, pack-space requirements are kept to a minimum. Karpos took advantage of all these ideas with the Lastei Vest. K..
$179.95
MIllet Extreme Rutor Alpha Vest
A vest is ideal when just a bit of extra core-warmth is needed or when you’ve been hitting the weights too hard and your biceps no longer fit in sleeves. The Extreme Rutor Alpha Compo vest is one of the best we have seen for ski touring. The 80g of Polartec Alpha fill on the front of the body provides just enough warmth to stave off a chill without overheating you and causing a los..
$209.95
Dynafit Mezzalama Alpha Jacket - Women
The Women’s Mezzalama is lined with Polartec Alpha, making it the lightest and most breathable 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 breathability i..
$249.95 $199.96
La Sportiva Task Hybrid Jacket - Women
A jacket for a hybrid of tasks, this La Sportiva creation is a combination of insulation and breathability. 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 and..
$138.95 $104.21
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 breathable type. “Filled” is in quotes because the j..
$249.95 From $212.46
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 $195.46
Millet Extreme Rutor Alpha Hoodie
The Extreme Rutor Alpha Compo Hoodie is the kind of jacket that you find yourself never wanting to be without. Worn over a baselayer or light softshell, this Millet hoodie will take the teeth out of a biting cold wind while leaving your freedom-to-move intact. Eighty grams of Polartec Alpha in the chest and shoulders provide just the right amount of warmth without overheating while..
$229.95
Millet Extreme Rutor Alpha Hoodie - Women
A common observation we hear from women is that their clothing and gear is not given the same design consideration and respect as men's equipment. The Millet Women’s Extreme Rutor Alpha Compo Hoodie does not fall into the "shrink it and pink it" design process. In an effort to create an ideal balance between warmth and breathability in an all-around touring jacket for women, Millet..
$229.95
Crazy Idea Half Blade Jacket
The Crazy Idea Half Blade jacket is a packable and zoned insulating layer designed for fast movement in biting cold, warming up for a race, or widening your margin of error on a long traverse. The lightweight construction won’t make an impact on your potential top-end speed by weighing you down or causing you to overheat. It is meant to be an accessory piece for travel through cha..
$279.95
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 $115.97
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 $98.98
Crazy Idea Summit Jacket - Women
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..
$359.95
Dynafit Radical Down Hooded Jacket
Down jackets are precious in the backcountry, despite too hot to wear while skinning. If you have an emergency, are belaying your partner, or simply waiting for the sun to come around, slip on the Dynafit Radical Down Jacket. It boasts one of the best warmth-to-weight ratios on the market and is a versatile piece of gear that every skier should own. The horizontal baffles form a co..
$279.95
Dynafit Radical Down Hooded Jacket - Women
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..
$279.95
Karpos Brendol Jacket - Women
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..
$279.95
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 $262.46
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 $262.46
Crazy Idea Inspire Jacket - Women
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 ..
$189.95
Karpos Marmarole Jacket - Women
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..
$219.95
Dynafit Radical 2 Primaloft Hoodie
Even if you aren’t carrying much, you’re still likely wearing a backpack when you’re out backcountry skiing. Included in said pack should be an insulation layer that keeps you moving when the mercury plummets below your expectations. It can also stave off hypothermia if for some reason you are forced to a halt. The Dynafit Radical 2 Primaloft jacket is an excellent choice for that ..
$239.95
Dynafit Radical 2 Primaloft Hoodie - Women
If you are looking for a go-to layer for when the wind kicks up, the temps drop below forecast, and your dang partners are just moving too slow, the Womens Radical 2 Primaloft Hoodie from Dynafit deserves your attention. Its hybrid construction puts the right materials where you need them, with stretch woven inserts under the arms allowing freedom to wave goodbye to the boys as you..
$239.95
La Sportiva Cham 2.0 Down Jacket
A super warm puffy that is good for belaying or eating a hoagie. 90/10 700 Fill power european white goose down 2 Front hand pockets with invisible zip Microfleece chin guard Spirex construction with synthetic underarm insulation panel Bluesign fabric 20D ripstop (nylon) ..
$299.95 $233.96
Dynafit Mezzalama Skirt
The lightest and most breathable 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 stu..
$129.95
Millet Pierra Menta Alpha Short - Women
Millet’s Pierra Menta Alpha Shorts are a fresh alternative to insulated skirts. Skirts have been the mainstay removable insulation for fast touring, offering warmth with very little bulk. Shorts offer the same benefits but with unlimited range of motion while skinning and booting. Keeping your core warm is the quickest way to boost your overall comfort and, with your pelvis being p..
$109.95
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
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 $58.42
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 $62.43
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