Outerwear

2nd Look: Giro Feature MIPS

2nd Look: Giro Feature MIPS

We take a 2nd Look at the Giro Feature MIPS helmet, with a focus on its fit and impact protection.

FLY Racing Freestone Helmet

FLY Racing Freestone Helmet

The FLY Racing Freestone Helmet offers good coverage and ventilation at a very good price.

Mammut Alyeska Bib

Mammut Alyeska Bib

The Mammut Alyeska Bib offers all the performance of a high end bib, with smart features and the durability to match.

Sweet Protection Strutter Helmet

Sweet Protection Strutter Helmet

The Sweet Protection Strutter provides excellent sun protection and a great fit kit, while its low-volume coverage makes this a special-use helmet.

Melanzana Hard Face Hoodie

Melanzana Hard Face Hoodie

The Melanzana Hard Face Hoodie offers great performance and fit from a good company.

Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket and Bibs

Patagonia PowSlayer Jacket and Bibs

The updated Patagonia PowSlayer kit might be some of the best freeride-oriented outerwear for resort and backcountry use.

Ortovox SwissWool Light Tec Vest

Ortovox SwissWool Light Tec Vest

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly vest that uses wool for insulation, check out the Ortovox SwissWool Light Tec.

Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Shell

Black Diamond Dawn Patrol Shell

Black Diamond’s Dawn Patrol Shell is an impressively water-resistant and breathable soft shell that will make you second guess the need to always grab your hard shell.

Mountain Hardware Women’s Hooded Phantom Down Jacket

Mountain Hardware Women’s Hooded Phantom Down Jacket

The Mountain Hardware Phantom Hooded Down Jacket will keep you very warm in cold and damp conditions.

Black Diamond Women’s Spark Mitt

Black Diamond Women’s Spark Mitt

Black Diamond’s new Women’s Spark Mitt offers a good balance of warmth and dexterity.

Black Diamond Deployment Hoody

Black Diamond Deployment Hoody

If you’re looking for a midlayer to use as a technical piece and as a good-looking casual piece, consider the Black Diamond Deployment Hoody.

Giro Discord Helmet

Giro Discord Helmet

The Giro Discord is a new helmet this season with a clean, simple look and well-designed features.

Strafe Temerity Jacket and Pants

Strafe Temerity Jacket and Pants

Finally, there’s another more freeride-focused outerwear kit made with Polartec NeoShell: the new Temerity jacket and pants from Strafe.

Arc’teryx Lithic Comp Jacket

Arc’teryx Lithic Comp Jacket

Touring season is upon us, and Arc’teryx’s new hybrid soft shell / hard shell, the Lithic Comp, is a very impressive option.

Dakine Quinn Jacket

Dakine Quinn Jacket

The Dakine Quinn Jacket is a longer, stylish shell that is a good option for resort and backcountry skiing.

Burton [ak] 3L Freebird Jacket

Burton [ak] 3L Freebird Jacket

The 3L Freebird is the lightest shell in Burton’s [ak] line and is designed for backcountry freeriding.

Flylow Billie Coat

Flylow Billie Coat

Flylow’s new Billie Coat is the perfect blend of function and fashion if you’re looking for a more feminine, freeride-oriented hardshell.

Stio Environ Jacket

Stio Environ Jacket

The Stio Environ is a light, very comfortable shell well-suited for use in drier climates.

Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket

Outdoor Research Axiom Jacket

If you’re after a multi-season shell that’s light, packable, waterproof, and highly breathable, the Outdoor Research Axiom deserves some real consideration.

Arc’teryx Stikine Jacket

Arc’teryx Stikine Jacket

The Arc’teryx Stikine is an expedition-oriented jacket that offers the strengths of a stand-alone insulator and a hard shell in one.