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.
When humanity first shed its furry overcoat as a species, they surely had little idea that their descendants would spend their free time striding up mountain ranges with wooden planks strapped to their feet. Though ski touring is hardly a replacement for persistent hunting, you can be grateful to your Hominid ancestors for allowing you the chance to enjoy Dynafit’s Mezzalama Polart..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Think movement. The Alagna Lite jacket and pant is a “near suit” for racing and high-output touring. The front panel of the jacket is made of Karpos K-Shell which is windproof yet still soft and stretchy. The cuffs and medial side of the sleeves are made of Dualfit, an even more breathable fabric so you vent where you need it. The back is an even lighter fabric called Dualfit Light..
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 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..
If you have trouble keeping your pants up, or just need more places to hang your skins while skiing, check out the Dynafit Suspenders. The elastic straps are compatible with most Dynafit pants (any pants with suspender hooks), and can be adjusted quickly and easily to accomodate mid-tour wight loss (it has been known to happen before). One strap in back helps prevent plumber crack ..
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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Get ready for double takes! When seeing you in the Crazy Idea Hugo race top and pants, most people will think you are Crazy for racing in your street clothes. That is the effect of Crazy Idea’s legendary printed designs. But don’t be fooled by the appearance, the Power Kler high-performance stretch fabric is designed for top skimo racing and speed touring. It has specific pockets p..
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..
SCARPA has been designing and building quality footwear since 1938, resulting in many happy feet around the world. If you've navigated to this page, we dare say you'd likely agree! The Patch Trucker Hat from SCARPA is as it sounds; a trucker hat with a logoed patch representing SCARPA and the excellent contributions they've made to the outdoor world. It wears comfortably and keeps ..
Race suits are appropriately built with ventilation in mind, allowing you to push your aerobic limits without becoming a baked potato. This breathable nature also means that when standing around, things tend to get a little chilly. The Mezzalama Polartec Alpha Overshort is designed to easily slip on before, during, or after a race, and provide warmth where it counts. Utilizing warm..
Whether you are a plumber or a backcountry skier, a belt can be a welcome addition to help keep your pants where they need to be. With the Skin Alp Belt, Pomoca has upcycled skin plush to make a fashionable and functional belt, designed to keep your modesty intact. While the idea of upcycled products isn't new, we think it's pretty darn nifty that virgin skin material, otherwise de..
In a world of infinite pant possibilities, it's easy to get caught up in analysis paralysis. Wouldn’t you rather free your mind to focus on other things, like where you want to ski and other such details? To that end, Dynafit offers the women's Free Infinium Hybrid Pant. By combining GORE-TEX INFINIUM with WINDSTOPPER technology and Dynastretch softshell material in key areas, Dyna..
Do you have errands to run, climbing to do, and plans for dinner after? Do you want one shirt that smoothly navigates between these different scenarios? La Sportiva has you covered with the Stripe Cube shirt. The 100% organic cotton construction is comfortable, familiar, and more sustainably produced than regular cotton. Raglan sleeves allow for an unrestricted range of motion, let..
Silken pantaloons – you might think these are a thing of the past, but we’re here to tell you they’re still as relevant as ever. Used for millennia in the construction of clothing, silk fiber is known to be lightweight and moisture-wicking with an exceptional next-to-skin feel. With the Silk Reflect 3/4 Pant, La Sportiva weaves polyester and elastane in with the silk, creating a bl..