Exremely popular in Europe, the sport of ski mountaineering is now gaining traction in North America. At the forefront of the trend, La Sportiva has the ability to outfit you from head to toe with not only all the hard goods you require, but ensuring you are now properly outfitted as well.
With this year's complete line of skis, boots, bindings, and skins, La Sportiva has everything required to turn you into a ski mountaineer from the ankles down. After two years in the making, La Sportiva will now be able to outfit you from head to toe with a full line of ski mountaineering apparel for Fall 2012. The apparel can be used for any backcountry mountain adventure such as touring, randonee racing and even alpine climbing.
To match the demands of the sport, La Sportiva ski mountaineering apparel is fast, light, and efficient. The line will include more than 50 pieces of men's and women's hard shells, insulating mid layers, and performance base layers. All the pieces are sized and fit to work well with each other in one seamless layering system.
The ski mountaineering apparel takes advantages of the latest and greatest fabric including Active Shell, Pro Shell, and Windstopper from Gore, PrimaLoft One insulation, and even the Kevlar based SuperFabric to reduce wear and tear. For example, the men's Storm Fighter Active Shell jacket and pants weigh just 11.4 and 18.13 ounces respectively, making an extremely lightweight waterproof breathable combination.
Apparel details focus on the needs of the ski mountaineer, such as pit zips that you can open with one hand and open wide enough to access your mid-layer pockets. The hoods can be adjusted to fit helmets or tighten up so as not to hinder your peripheral vision. When you are ready to head downhill, the jacket pockets are large enough to fit your skins.
The La Sportiva ski mountaineering apparel prices include $199 for the Pegasus PrimaLoft Jacket and $339 for the Adjuster Softshell Jacket.