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.
Revered by ski patrollers and mountain guides, the Lab Coat and Compound Pant is our most versatile, do-everything setup, built for climbing skintracks and shredding powder. We designed this gear to handle the rigors of the backcountry, but if you’re spinning chairlifts, it’ll work there, too. Absurdly waterproof, reliably durable, and surprisingly breathable, thanks to air permeable eVent fabric, you’ll wear this trustworthy combo any day there’s snow on the ground.
With the Hiboy Anorak and Compound Pant, gusts and flurries on a peak are no big deal. At the top of your climb, the Hiboy—a superlight windbreaker—stuffs down small or layers under your shell. The ultra-tough and breathable Compound Pant, made with air permeable eVent DV Expedition fabric, was built light and stretchy to move with you on a skintrack or while dropping into the trees. Both pieces are ski touring essentials.