For the Fall 2013 climbing collection, Mountain Hardwear worked closely with athletes Tim Emmett and Dawn Glanc, going so far as to joining Tim at the amazing Helmcken Falls to better understand what conditions he was up against. The result is a versatile collection of high performance apparel and gear that will see you through a variety of winter conditions.
The Seraction Jacket ($575-$600) and Seraction Pant ($375) are pro-level pieces of performance outerwear designed specifically for mixed and ice climbing. Made from Dry.Q Elite waterproof technology, the fabric starts expelling
excess heat and vapor immediately for instant
breathability during rigorous climbs. Strategically placed stretch panels allow for maximum mobility on every move.
The climbing pants feature full-length side zippers for easy on/off with secure Velcro closures at the waist. An extra high kick patch gives your more protection against those errant crampon placements. The women's version of the Seraction Pant is lightly insulated with Thermal.Q Elite insulation.
The Mixaction Jacket ($295) combines the protection of a hardshell, with the stretch and mobility of a softshell. A stretchy, lightweight fabric is used for flexibility across the body and
under the arms, with Dry.Q Elite waterproofing technology across the shoulders, arms, and hood. The two chest pockets are set high for easy access while wearing a harness.
The Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket ($320) is one of the lightest, full-featured, hooded down jackets out there, coming in at sub-eight ounces. Stuffed with 850-fill Q.Shield Down, the jacket resists moisture and retains
critical loft even in damp conditions for consistent warmth.
Finally, the Thermostatic Jacket ($200-$250) works as a layering piece or as an outer jacket for those warmer days. Packed with 60 grams of Thermal.Q Elite synthetic insulation and weighing in at only 10 ounces, the Thermostatic provides tons of warmth without the weight.
Expect to see the new Mountain Hardwear mixed and ice climbing collection hit the shelves around September 2013.