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U.S Special Forces spec’d Polartec® Alpha® insulation makes up the Alpha Thermagraph™ zone in the seat and knees of these durable 3-layer bibs. Warmth on demand is paired with light weight stretch from the waist up and vents on both sides of the leg to create cross venting on the way up. Skip the lodge or lighten the backpack as these PRO’s come Hydrastash ready.
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Found on our GORE-TEX and GLCR styles, articulation seams are placed in high mobility areas for comfort, room for layering, and to maximize mobility.
GORE-TEX PRO products ensure the most active breathable, durable, and long-lasting protection —even in the most extreme conditions. The 3-layer design utilizes revolutionary membranes that are specially processed and provide high strength. The membrane is durably bonded to both the rugged outer material and a specially developed robust inner lining. GORE-TEX PRO products also come with recycled and solution dyed textiles that reduce water usage and CO2 emissions, creating a lower environmental footprint. They are designed to be extremely breathable and come with the ultimate GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY™ promise for waterproof protection in a totally windproof product.
Hydrastash® is an exclusive, patented hydration system discreetly hidden inside your garment. It is simple to use, sustainable, and safe. On demand access to water is provided even when you’re on the lift or in the backcountry without having to carry a bulky water bottle. The system is strategically designed around your center of balance when full and once empty it is nearly weightless. Our pro team gives it their full trust as it is designed to bend upon impact – not break. Hydrastash® is also a part of the solution to decrease the single use waste in the form of water cups at ski resorts.
Originally invented for the U.S special forces, Polartec® Alpha® active insulation continuously releases excess body heat before it builds to cause saturation and discomfort. Though lightweight and exceptionally durable, its warmth regulation and advanced breathability keep you comfortable in changing conditions.
This patented, adaptive quality is made possible through Alpha’s lofted fibers connected to a solid mesh core. And since Polartec® Alpha® is inherently hydrophobic, it resists all moisture and dries incredibly fast. It is used in the GORE-TEX PRO jacket and bib for the most extreme adventures.
Developed around your body in motion, our exclusive Thermagraph® technology places separate zones of insulation and breathability strategically throughout your jacket or pants. These zones work together to create an ultra-lightweight, warm, and highly breathable lining that increases versatility of your jacket and pants. Insulation zones are placed where your body needs warmth the most - your vital organs, spine, knees, and seat are surrounded by breathable, moisture wicking mesh to allow for the utmost moisture evaporation and body temperature regulation.
The seams where pieces of fabric are brought together are the most likely spot for moisture to intrude into a garment. The seam taping process prevents this by making the seams as waterproof as their surrounding fabric. Seams in 686 garments can be fully taped throughout the garment or taped only at critical areas to further ensure quality workmanship and guarantee waterproofing.
Cross-venting is achieved through deliberately designed zippered vent placement, much like windows in a house. Open one vent and air will enter and circulate. But if two are opened air will flow through the garment creating a cross-breeze that evaporates moisture and rapidly cools the body.
BOA® compatible leg gaiters allow you to tighten your top boa on the fly, without letting the elements get to you.
RECCO® technology enables rapid directional pinpointing of your precise location using harmonic radar compatible with a multitude of search instruments making you searchable to the rescuers. The reflectors are lightweight passive transponders that require no power or activation to function. RECCO® reflectors are designed to last a lifetime and do not age or wear out. If not mechanically damaged, they will last forever. The integrated RECCO® avalanche system is utilized by more than 600 rescue organizations worldwide to assist in efficient location of burials.
Awesome bib for those heavy snow days with tons of powder. The bib effectively keeps all snow out. Also bomb proof at keeping you warm when wind is a factor. Overall I would recommend to anyone looking for a top notch bib that is perfect for any type of day imaginable.