Waterproof, Breathable Outerwear
If you spend any time in the backcountry you know the importance of quality technical outerware. The ability to regulate your temperature, rather than having Mother Nature do it, can at the very least keep you on the hill longer. Yes, layers and undergarments are very important too, but your outerwear is the key. Here in Lake Tahoe it is more important to have breathable waterproof outer layer than it is to have a thick warm jacket. Vents are also a must, both for your jacket and pants.
This year's top of the line products from Backcountry.com are listed below.
M FREE THINKER II JACKET
- The Free Thinker II Jacket is the pinnacle ski or snowboard jacket for boundless, expert riders. Engineered with the burliest material available, Gore-Tex® Pro Shell 3L Enduro nylon, this breathable, waterproof, and windproof fabric allows hardcore athletes to enjoy longer exposure to harsh conditions without losing a degree of body heat. Our most innovative alpine jacket, this surprisingly lightweight jacket is equipped with a liberal amount of technical features, keeping it a cut above the rest.
M HETCH STRETCHY JACKET
- Designed with Gore-Tex® Performance Shell 2L Enduro nylon fabric on the exterior and insulated with PrimaLoft® Stretch fabric, this jacket delivers the ultimate shield against water and wind to stay active and uninhibited for big days on the mountain. Expertly combining a superior blend of materials and features, this is the paramount go-anywhere downhill jacket for advanced riders