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.
Do you like to be fast, go far, and have fun? If so, pull on our new Skimo Co shirt and go faster, further, and funner than ever before! Made with a 60/40 Cotton/Polyester mix, this shirt is soft and cozy - perfect for wearing every day to remind others that you live life light&fast. With the Skimo Co skier and logo on the front, you'll be letting everyone know that you support..
We want you to go fast, you want to go fast, the DNA 2 racing suit wants you to go fast. This athletic fitting race suit will quadruple your speed! Okay, maybe not, but you'll still look good going fast, and that's nothing to complain about. The DNA 2 suit is a technical and sleek piece of attire made to be extremely mobile and breathable. There are plenty of pockets placed on the ..
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..
The operative word when talking about the updated Mercury Pro jacket from Dynafit is adjustability. The previous Mercury Softshell and Mercury 2 jackets were fantastic offerings in their own right, but the engineers at Dynafit are insatiable and never stop working to create the best product possible, even with gear as loved as the Mercury jackets. Updates to this model include upda..
Standard heavy winter clothing has virtually no place in the backcountry. Full down jackets and thick three-layer Gore-Tex pants are fantastic when riding a chairlift in harsh conditions, but when you're moving through the mountains under your own power, light insulation and functional breathability is a necessity. Thin and breathable CLO material covers your back, sides, and the b..
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. ..
Here at Skimo Co, we love us some spandex and lycra. If it doesn't snap tight when you put it on, we usually aren't interested. However, our friends over at Atomic introduced us to this new stuff called casual wear, and we were wildly impressed with its comfort. The Atomic Alps FZ hoodie features a hood so you can burrow even deeper into this cozy piece. Two side pockets can hold c..
You would think a shirt with holes in it is colder than a shirt without holes, but you would be wrong! Brynje's Super Thermo mesh base layer will keep you warm and dry while being extremely lightweight (holes weigh nothing!). The secret is in the polypropylene yarn which absorbs very little moisture and the mesh design which traps air (the best insulation) yet allows perspiration t..
Full disclosure: here at Skimo Co, we chose the previous version of the Mezzalama jacket as our (now world-famous) shop jackets, so of course we are somewhat partial to it. Each and every member of our team has one, and we ski, run, eat, sleep, love, shower, and work in them on a nearly daily basis. Perfectly insulated (in our humble opinions) for skinning in cold, windy, or really..
Skinning in a trucker cap is a great way to increase your cool points. But more importantly, because of the extra ventilated DynaStretch material, the Dynafit Tech Trucker Cap will keep your points cool. It does equally as well at keeping the sun out of your eyes as it does keeping the sun off of your neck when worn switch. It’ll even keep the sun off the side of your head if you’r..
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..
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..
Designed for ski mountaineering, the Pierra Menta II jacket is built for superb freedom of movement while maintaining a comfortable body-climate. A hybrid construction featuring Millet XCS 100 softshell, Airtastic super breathable stretch material, and Polartec Alpha insulation, this jacket puts the right material exactly where you need it. It will climb, scramble, skin, and bootpa..
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..
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..
You may not need to wait for New Years for your next resolution. The Resolution top by Crazy Idea is potentially the sexiest jacket of the year. Its unique design makes it an ideal jacket for both sport and leisure. Made of a high performance 3D fabric it will keep you warm when things get cold, but breathes enough to let that excess heat and moisture off when things get hot. Two l..
Join the worldwide phenomenon known as Booter Friday! Started at Skimo Co, the tradition is great for team-building and encouraging folks to step out of their skinning comfort zone. If the day is Friday and you’re booting your way up a mountain, be sure to hashtag #BooterFriday on Instagram. Skimo Co’s Booter Friday T-shirt is a 50/50 mix of cotton and polyester that is soft and st..
The time has come to introduce the North American market to the most Italian skimo race suit ever created. Karpos is the official supplier of the Italian National Team and with the help of Damiano Lenzi, they have unveiled a suit that is as sleek as a sheik. The body is largely comprised of Lycra Power, a material well-known for making skinny skiers look even skinnier. A Gore Winds..
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..
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..
The Col Becchei is an accessible peak in the Italian Alps that tops out just over 9,000ft, offering budding Italian skiers their first exposure to no-fall zones and technical spring skiing. Appropriately named after this peak, Ortovox’s ski-touring jacket is perfectly suited for those technical missions where features like breathability, freedom of movement, and durability are the ..
After much contemplation on the skin track, we collectively decided that while trucker hats and neck gaiters are useful, they don’t embody our values quite as much as skiing in tight spandex does. Our search for the perfect skinsuit to boldly go where no spandex has gone before ended abruptly when a clear winner emerged. After laying hands on the Ski Trab skinsuit, we knew it was t..
Behold, the Plum Race Suit. Wickedly ventilated and built for speed.
High output activities in warm conditions are where this suit will shine, as sweat wicking and ventilation seem to be prioritized over insulation. Unrestricted freedom of movement, more pockets than we've ever seen in a race suit (so far), and a skin tight fit that keeps your aerodynamic drag coefficient as low..
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.
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..
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 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..
The B-Side is the women’s version of the Century pant. That should be enough of a description to get you pumped on these pants, but we’ll continue since information is what we are all about here at Skimo. 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, these pants are ready for..
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..
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 ..
The Dynafit TLT Dynastretch Jacket is a perfect option for those who appreciate the light and fast ethos but aren’t quite willing to commit to the looks of traditional race-style tops. Much like other race tops though, this jacket is lightweight, breathable, stretchy, and provides minimal insulation. A hybrid construction effectively balances weather protection with high output ven..
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..
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 layer without removing your pack. Stowed in a mesh pocket that buckles around your waist, the anorak unfolds as you pull it over your head. Velcro it into place below your backpack and enjoy the bonus wind and water protection. When 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..
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..
Speed is key in the mountains - moving fast, crushing vertical, staying in constant motion to maximize your time in the backcountry. Get a jacket that can keep up when you throw down with the Dynafit Speed Hybrid women's jacket. The hybrid construction is the right mix of wind resistance and breathability for excellent temperature control. Need to warm up? Pull up the fitted hood t..
Coming in a smashing Skimo Co blue, the Mezzalama 2 Race Jacket is a flexible, form-fitting, and warm jacket for racing, touring, training, and just generally getting after it in a variety of conditions. The Mezzalama 2 Race Jacket is made from a combination of stretch fleece and Carvico stretch fabric, allowing for fantastic mobility, breathability, and warmth in a lightweight jac..
Show your support for uphill skiing in Utah by sporting an Alta Skimo Team shirt. If enough folks are wearing them, maybe the resort that “is for skiers” will consider allowing all flavors of them, year-round.
Alta, if you’re reading this, we would love to buy uphill passes and dine at your lodges. We suggest taking a page from a European resort-playbook and invite skiers to ski..
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’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..
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..
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..
When describing Atomic's Racing cap, words like sturdy, rugged, and handsome come to mind. The embroidered Atomic logo won't be going anywhere as it is stitched into a 100% cotton canvas material. The built-in sweatband can help move moisture away from your forehead as you start getting worked up over the first time snow is in the forecast - in September? If you get a big head afte..
'Sup. Whatup. Yo. When you're rocking an Alps FZ hoodie from Atomic you can greet folks in whatever cool, laid back fashion you choose. Nestled inside this full zip slice of apparel heaven you can further cocoon by pulling up the hood with it's soft, waffle patterned interior. Have phone, will travel? Stuff it in one of the side pockets for easy access to check the number of "likes..
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..
Of course, the joke around here is that the Dynafit Podium Sandals can only be worn as you strut up to the podium after crushing the competition. However do know that these sandals work equally well while watching others hop up on the podium, preferably while you're wearing sweatpants, eating pizza, and watching TV. Ever versatile, Dynafit's Podium sandals are capable "off roaders"..