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.
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..
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 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 loss of e..
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..
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..
Show your Millet pride with the Rise Up T-shirt. 100% organic cotton in a super thin knit feels great against the skin and oozes mountain style. Separate yourself from the rest by proudly wearing the distinctive Millet (“Mee-Yay”) name. French accent not included but silent letters are printed on the tee for free. Short sleeves with Euro sizing, so lean big...
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..
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..
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..
If moving fast is on your agenda, then so should be buying the Karpos Alagna Lite jacket. The Alagna Lite is a masterfully body-mapped jacket for racing, training, and even touring. Despite the focus on movement and breathability, the jacket offers decent weather protection. The majority of the jacket is built from Karpos’ proprietary K-Shell fabric which has excellent moisture-tra..
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 ..
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..
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..
If you spend too much time in your gear, it’s bound to get stinky. Luckily, when your other gear is in the laundry you can still assert your outdoorsy-ness with the stylish Petzl hoody. The color pairs nicely with a Toyota Tacoma, Subaru Outback, goggle tan, or your choice of Yeti cooler. Chill out in a comfortable fabric blend painted with the Petzl Logo.
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This is the T-shirt that Adam wore. Well, that was until Eve tore it off him in a fit of passion. You too can own one of the most appealing t-shirts ever worn by man. In fact, it’s the whole reason you exist. Made in a 60/40 cotton/Polyester to keep you comfy all the time. Well, until it’s torn off you...
Dynafit calls it a second skin. The DNA Women’s race suit is built with Nilit® Innergy, an energy-infusing fabric that will leave you excuse-less. The special nylon fabric technology purportedly increases performance by reflecting body heat as far infrared rays, infusing you with energy. But aside from the sorcery, the suit is decked out with all the features you need to get up, do..
More Italians have been on top of podiums than any other nation. Be it skimo racing, car racing, motorcycle racing, trail running, pasta making, you name it, the Italians have been there and done that. Italians are steeped in success, and the Karpos Race Suit is the official race suit of the Italian National Team. Maybe it’s all in the suit? The entire suit is made of Lycra Power, ..
If SCARPA runs through your veins, the time has come for you to don the Women’s Logo Tee. This act is mutually beneficial for both SCARPA and the wearer. SCARPA is being advertised by the wearer using a great conversation starter. The wearer is being treated by SCARPA to another amazing and comfortable product. The Logo Tee offers more than enough breathability and comfort to be us..
It’s time to profess love for your favorite Italian footwear manufacturer to the general public. Made with a very precise 52% Cotton and 48% Polyester blend, the Logo Tee fits in while on a spring ski tour or hanging out at the crag. Speaking of fitting in, the fit is European, so it’ll perfectly accentuate your post-ski season physique. If you are a big SCARPA fan like we are, the..
60% cotton, 40% polyester, 101% cool. Perfect composition for sweat-wicking and breathability in the summer months while you dream about winter. Best of all, the Classic Tee says DPS on it and has a tear-away tag. Cut and sized for female skiers...
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..
Dynafit’s Speedfit Windstopper Jacket, this time in a cut and fit specifically for women. Stitched with an advanced body-mapping design that Dynafit calls Hybrid Construction, the Speedfit Windstopper Jacket combines the best of the best. The Jacket offers breathability, protection from the elements, and freedom of movement. Gore, the makers of world famous Gore-Tex, toned down the..
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..
The Plum Saler T-Shirt is much more than your average T-Shirt. The arms and sleeves have been stitched to allow the most ergonomic and efficient positioning while holding a hamburger, your favorite beverage, or even a ski pole in each hand should you choose. The composition is perfectly balanced to allow for adequate ventilation during the warm summer months or even during a warm s..
Using a unique, anatomically designed cut to enhance performance while holding a hamburger or protein shake, the Plum Saler T-Shirt is a garment designed to provide coverage to your torso. Plum conducted a study to find out how many arms the average human has at any given time. The consensus, believe it or not, is that the average human is most often found carrying two arms around,..
If you can't make it to the mountains, you can still represent this amazing Swiss ski company. Movement makes a variety of tees that are sure to attract attention. Look good skiing fast or standing around. Sizing is fairly typical for a T-Shirt. 100% cotton...
Behold the Plum Race Suit, Ladies Edition. Same suit, construction, and features as the men's suit but packed into a cut and color designed from the ground up specifically for women. Wickedly ventilated, built for speed, and slightly camouflaged with a few small flowers on the left shoulder to help you blend in with the Flora (we have a separately "camouflaged" suit to blend in wit..
A minimalist jacket in the Pierra Ment’ line from Millet. The Speed version is a soft Vueltex® Knit like the others, but in a trimmer X-Fit cut and a lighter overall package. The thumbhole cuffs and non-slip gripper elastic in the hem hold the jacket in place while you’re on the move. A comfortable adjustable collar and full-zip closure make the Speed Jacket a pleasure to wear. The..
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..
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..
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 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..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ~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..
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..