Named after the “Tour de France of Skimo”, the Pierra Ment’ racing suit is designed to win it. Ergonomically cut with a stretchy nylon / elastane blend, the abrasion-resistant suit features an open-mesh back for maximum ventilation. It’s also the only suit on the block to feature an integrated hood, offering top protection from the elements. Now just imagine if you go and win the Pierra Menta in a French skin suit…
Flatlock seams and 100% stretch fabric prevent chaffing during hours of uphilling.
Integrated hood makes for a perfectly sealed environment when the weather is nasty.
Two Direct Access (meaning from the outside) pockets in the front for stashing skins.
Internal pockets are designed for an avalanche beacon, energy gels, headlamp, etc.
Stirrups hold the cuffs in place while scuff guards protect them.
Update 2016/17: Millet added a zippered beacon pocket and updated the colors.
Hey John! It's not quite as open as you'd think and the panel is pretty small. Don't get me wrong, the back panel is still crazy ventilated even for a race suit, but underneath a pack it'll probably actually keep you warmer on a windy day than a race suit with no ventilation back there, just because it reduces the sweat buildup underneath a pack. No zip, but there is a flap which is pretty sweet, though it does limit the amount of/type of base layers you can wear.