As active outdoor women, we know your needs and why unisex ski wear just won't fit. We get our inspiration from the best days of our lives, our days in the outdoors. Wild Roses was born 10 years ago in Italy thanks to the idea of Dode Kunz, a professional mountaineer who, using unisex technical garments during her climbing through all the world, was looking for a mountaineering line dedicated exclusively to creating quality women's ski jackets and pants. All Wild Roses ladies ski wear is made with love and affection for our environment.
Being an Independently rider owned and operated snowboard outerwear company,and having an obsession to make snowboard products that are progressively unique is what 686 is all about. Enjoy
Burton is one of the most successful snowboarding companies in the world for two reasons - they were one of the very first and you do not get to be number one without being good. Burton gear has a great reputation and their after sales service is great too. The Burton product range is now colossal - covering almost everything you need to go snowboarding. Many a skier can be seen wearing Burton outerwear too!
- Burton AK1
The AK range is Burton's premium line of snowboard outerwear - made with only the best materials and production processes, with features such as Gore-Tex throughout, AK gear will keep you warm and dry, even in the depths of the Alaskan backcountry.
DC. Pure skate heritage. One of the original skate shoe companies. Skate style clothing and accessories. DC are also big time into snowboards, snowboard boots and snowboard outerwear and also cover BMX, Surf and MTX. The brand is big, loose and loud!
Holden outerwear is second to none when it comes to quality and unique styling. Built by Pro snowboarder Mikey Le Blanc, Holden represents the fusion between functionality and ultra sleek styling. Accept nothing less!
Nikita is an icelandic skate / street and snowboard clothing brand For Girls Who Ride, founded by its head designer Heida Birgisdottir and friends in a tiny skate/streetwear store in Reykjavik around 2000.
Spyder is the biggest ski - speciality brand in the world, and is the official supplier of ski gear for the US, Canadian and Jamaican ski teams. This premium ski wear brand has a reputation for quality and design that is simply unmatched by any of its competitors.
Trespass have been making great quality outdoor gear since 1984 and coming from Scotland, they certainly know a thing or two about the need for decent waterproof, windproof and warm clothing!
Volcom is one of the most legit brands in action sports, and has always been at the top of their game when it comes to producing the best Skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding products available.
Westbeach. Candian design. The original canadian snowboarding company. Loud style. Simple graphics. Maximum performance in extreme conditions. Thoroughly refined and tested. This brand goes right to the heart of core snowboarding.
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This is the size quoted by the manufacturer. Please bear in mind that sizes may vary so it is always advisable to refer to the brand-specific size chart which can be found on every product description page.
- Ankle Gussets1
Also known as ghetto slits, ankle gussets either zip or popper open at the bottom hem of the pants so that you can fit them over bulky ski or snowboard boots more easily. Once over, pull the zip all the way back down for a tight fit and super snow protection or leave them open for a relaxed, baggy look.
- Leg Vents-
Zip-up openings, usually located along the inside of the thighs, which can be opened to let in ventilation when you get too hot. Pant venting often has a mesh covering to stop snow getting inside.
- Waist Adjusters-
Whether located on the inside or outside of the waistband, waist adjusters allow you to achieve a tailored-made fit and help stop snow getting inside your pants.
Braces or suspenders help your pants to stay in the right place and protect you from the snow and cold.
- Leg Lifts-
Leg lifts, cinches or raisers can take the form of little poppers or an elastic drawcord and allow you to raise the hem of your pants and stop them being shredded while you're walking around town.
The amount of insulation needed in a pair of snowboard or ski pants varies depending on the weather (time of year, altitude and geographic location), on how active you are (beginners and freestylers can work up a hot sweat) and how much you tend to suffer from the cold (children and smaller women tend to need to wrap up warm).
Insulated outer layers are a good idea if you are snowboarding or skiing in North America - where temperatures are significantly lower than in Europe - or if you suffer from the cold or if you just prefer being nice and warm and snug. We recommend insulated outerwear for children and adults who suffer from the cold. Please look at the product descriptions on our website because some garments are more insulated than others. We have included in the 'Insulated' category all garments which have zip out or removable linings.
- Lined Shell1
Lined Shell garments are the most versatile because they can be worn on their own with very little underneath on sunny afternoons, on mild spring days and in snow domes or on dry slopes. You can also use them on bitterly cold winter days by 'layering-up'. The lining gives a higher degree of comfort and 'cosiness' versus the most technical unlined shell garments.
Exactly the same as 'Lined Shell' garments - only without any lining! Some of the highest specification most technical and breathable snowboard and ski garments use an unlined shell construction.
The higher the rating number, the more waterproof a fabric will be. Gore Tex do not use the same system as everyone else - they quote single, double (2L) and triple layers (3L) of waterproof membrane. To be waterproof, an item of clothing needs more than a waterproof fabric - you also need to consider the seams.
- Up to 5,000-
Perfectly adequate for most snow sport uses.
- Up to 10,000-
A good level of waterproof rating, capable of withstanding long periods of heavy rain.
- Up To 15,000-
- Up to 20,000-
Garments with a 20,000 rating offer a very high degree of waterproof protection for the serious outdoor sports enthusiast who demands the highest performing technical garment.
- Gore Tex 3L-
At the time of writing, products using Gore Tex 3L fabrics are widely regarded as the highest performance technical outdoor garments available, with the highest waterproof and breathable ratings.
- Not Quoted1
We only quote the waterproof rating of a garment when it is backed up by information displayed on either a garment tag/label or the manufacturers website/brochure. We have not, therefore, quoted ratings for all our garments. This does not, however, mean they are not waterproof but it is a fairly reliable indicator that the waterproof rating is likely to be under 5,000.
Clothing seams are almost always sewn together. Sewing leaves holes, holes leak and you could get wet! To counter this manufacturers tape the seams to keep the water out.
- Fully Taped-
Only a garment with fully taped seams can be considered to be waterproof. All seams are taped and glued to make them at least as waterproof as the fabric itself. We highly recommend garments with fully taped seems as being the best for snowboarding and skiing.
- Critically Taped-
A garment with critically taped seams does not have all of it's seams taped - only those identified by the manufacturer as being critically important to prevent water ingression. Garments with critically taped seams are perfectly adequate for most snow sports uses.
- Not Quoted1
We quote a garment as having taped seams when this information is confirmed by information displayed on either a garment tag/label or the manufacturers website/brochure. In all other instances, we have chosen to list the product as 'not quoted'.
Technically, there is little difference between snowboard pants and ski pants. Both would work perfectly well for either sport. Many freestyle skiers wear clothing styles more traditionally associated with snowboarding. Differences relate to the style, the colours, the cut or look or simply the brand name.
Listed here are snowboard pants with a strong snowboard pedigree or heritage which tend not to be worn by skiers - unless you are a skier who likes the snowboard look - and many younger skiers do! The snowboard look is also popular amongst freestyle skiers.
Listed here are ski pants with a strong ski pedigree or heritage which tend not to be worn by snowboarders - unless you are a snowboarder who likes the ski look!
The pants listed here are from manufacturers who make excellent ski and snowboard pants but the brands themselves are not exclusively associated with either sport. These pants will look equally good on a skier or snowboarder.
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