We built the Z Line for days that involve pre-dawn alarm clocks, strong coffee, and skintracks into the clouds. This is our top-of-the-line gear that can handle windy peaks and sweaty climbs. It’s ultra-durable and waterproof but focused on breathability and packability, with features custom built for the backcountry.
Kane Jacket/Smythe Bib
We built the Kane Jacket and Smythe Bib for skiers with a backcountry habit. They’re both made from The Perm fabric, by Intuitive, known for its air permeability for high-motion sports (like, you know, climbing a mountain). The fabric lets heat escape your body before you sweat, which prevents troublesome spikes in temperature. This lightweight kit is ultra-waterproof and breathable to keep you dry, durable enough to last season after season, and packable for whatever road trip you have planned this winter.
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Lab Coat / Compound Bib
Meet the ultimate backcountry skier’s kit. With the Lab Coat, you get supreme waterproofing and air permeability in a three-layer packable hardshell coat. Storms don’t stand a chance. Pair that with the versatile Compound Bib, which comes equipped with a removable softshell bib top. Keep it on for the convenience and extra coverage of bibs; zip it off if you want the simplicity of pants. Both jacket and pants are made with air permeable eVent with Direct Venting™ Expedition fabric, which releases heat before you sweat, so you’ll never risk sweating excessively, then freezing afterward.