Ski season is upon us and if you haven’t gotten out to enjoy a few turns yet, you’re well overdo. If it’s gear that is keeping you from the snow, here are our top five women’s ski kits for 2017.
Arc’teryx is a Canadian-made brand based out of Vancouver, BC and is well-known for their technical designs and technologies. From rock climbing and mountaineering to skiing and hiking, Arc’teryx products are made for the outdoors and designed to be durable and reliable for a variety of outdoor activities.
We’ve chosen the Women’s Sentinel Jacket and the Women’s Sentinel Pant from Arc’teryx. Both models are available in a range of bright colours so you can mix and match and be sure to be seen when the conditions limit visibility on the mountains.
The pants as well as the jacket are made with N70p GORE-TEX® with 3L soft shell construction and are designed to keep you dry and protected from any coniditons that you may encounter on the mountain.
2. The North Face
The North Face is all about exploring and encourage people with their slogan “Never Stop Exploring.” Their products are designed to be dependable and stylish so you can get the most from your adventures and keep exploring.
Our favourite ski kit from The North Face this year is the Sickline Insulated Jacket paired with the Sickline Insulated Pants. Both products are insulated with 100 g/60 g/40 g PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation and waterproofed with DryVent™ technology. Designed with big-mountain riding in mind, the Sickline products offer rugged protection in a variety of conditions and are a part of the Steep Series collection.
Norrøna is a technical brand originally founded in Norway which has recently become available in Canada. Their high-end products are popular in Europe the same way Arc’teryx is popular and loved by outdoor enthusiasts here in Canada. Norrøna is a brand to look out for as they offer quality products designed for the raddest riders smashing the sickest lines.
Our favourite ski kit match-up from Norrøna for the ladies is the Roldal GORE-TEX® Jacket worn with the Roldal GORE-TEX® Pants. Known for their bright and funky colour schemes, the Roldal GORE-TEX® pieces are no stranger to the colour game. Your adrenaline will be pumping in the Adrenlaine coloured kit while you stay protected from the elements thanks to the GORE-TEX® outer.
4. Peak Performance
Peak Performance is a Swedish brand and known for their stylish products that look great both on and off the mountain. They have a wide collection of products to choose from ranging in styles and fits so every gal can find the perfect kit just for her.
Our favourite Peak Performance kit for women this season is the colourful and fun Heli Gravity Jacket paired with the Heli Gravity Pants. Both pieces are made from 3-layer Gore-Tex fabric so you can be sure that you will be dry no matter what weather Mother Nature throws your way. This kit is especially nice for those ladies who venture out-of bounds and into the backcountry often as they are equipped with RECCO® reflectors allowing the wearer to be found by rescuers using the RECCO® system.
Patagonia is a brand loved and trusted by many outdoor enthusiasts thanks to their careful attention towards environmentally friendly initiatives. They offer quality products that are produced while creating minimal impacts on the earth. Shopping with a brand as eco-savvy as Patagonia has never felt so good.
This season’s top pick for women’s ski kit includes the Women’s Untracked Jacket and Untracked Pants. Both pieces are constructed with GORE-TEX® fabric and are equipped with RECCO® reflectors so you can be sure to be protected from the elements and safe in more technical and hazardous terrain.