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Abom – Abom goggles
Powered by KLAIR™, Abom goggles are the world's first snow goggle with active anti-fog technology, which works like a car's rear window defroster. A small lithium battery heats a transparent film that sits between the two-part lens to evaporate fog and keep it away for up to six hours. The goggles feature a scratch-resistant, polycarbonate lens from Carl Zeiss for the best clarity, zero distortion, and protection from UVA, UVB and UVC rays.
ABS Avalanche Airbag – P.RIDE
ABS Avalanche Airbag – P.RIDE
Category: Avalanche Airbags
ABS presents P.RIDE, the world’s first built-in wireless partner activation that closes the off-piste safety gap. In an avalanche situation, 20% of the airbags are not activated for various reasons. P.RIDE closes this critical gap, as any partner can actively protect other group members before a burial situation occurs. The new TwinBag system generates 30% more projected area for the body to remain on top.
ALPINA – ATTELAS
The patented ERGO³ is a new and revolutionary technology that allows the shell of the helmet to adapt to the size of the wearer's head. Simple and intuitive adjustment makes it possible to achieve an all-round perfect fit for any head shape. A precise ratchet lock system allows the inner shell of the helmet to be widened or narrowed with a simple hand movement. ERGO³ is not only a change of volume but also the 3rd generation of comfort.
Arc´teryx – Procline
Arc´teryx – Procline
Category: Speedtouring Boots
The Procline Boot combines the features of an alpine climbing boot with those of a ski mountaineering boot to create a new benchmark of agility and lightness for mixed ice/rock ascents with unmatched support and power for technical ski descents. Featuring a revolutionary, patented carbon fiber cuff system that is able to rotate both vertically (75º) and laterally (23º/12º), the Procline closes the performance gap between climbing and skiing.
Atomic – Hawx Ultra 130
Category: Alpine Boots
Like all Hawx boots, the narrow Hawx Ultra 130 comes with the legendary Hawx feel – a unique combination of fit and balance that works for everyone – pros or rookies. However, this boot is extra special because it’s also our lightest alpine ski boot ever – by 25%! It’s thanks to a radical new construction that cuts weight and adds reinforcement in key zones, providing the best combination of snow-feel and power ever felt in an all-mountain boot.
Atomic – Vantage X 83 CTi
Category: Ski All Mountain
The Vantage X 83 CTI was created for the majority of all-mountain skiers who spend a lot of time on-piste. It's the top model of a new system ski series that features the successful lighter, stronger construction known from the flat Vantage skis plus a new Exo Profile, cutting weight by 20% in total. It's got an innovative piste design with a sportier shape and thinner waist, finished with a rich durable top sheet ideal for retail and rental.
Black Diamond – RAZOR CARBON PRO SKI POLE
The Razor Carbon Pro is designed to release when weighted from upwards, the Black Diamond SwitchRelease Strap allows for peace of mind when skiing in tree-heavy terrain. Unlike other systems, the Safety Release Strap maintains a traditional pole strap design, allowing for easy in and out, guaranteeing that you will never lose the strap.
Blizzard – Blizzard Quattro RS
Category: Ski on Piste
Blizzard Quattro RS, as high-end model, represents a collection of eight premium, highly technical on-piste ski models. All of them are based on the same basic concept but feature variations in vital parameters like shape, rocker, suspension and construction parameters. Therefore every skier gets the ski for his or her style of skiing and the Blizzard Quattro collection offers a “customized” choice for every sportive on-piste skier.
COLMAR – SKI JACKET BUCKLER
Buckler is the result of collaboration with Acerbis. Like the medieval shield (small and easy to handle) from which it takes its name, this jacket is characterized by a protective seamless shell which, thanks to its elasticity and the internal fastening, fits the body perfectly. Protecting the areas at greatest risk through to the inserts in expanded polyurethane.
ComfortSkates – skiroller
Category: Cross Country
A revolutionary rollerski with 3 wheels and an independent wheel suspension, which allows you to skate with it, what is impossible with a traditional 3wheels rollerski. The 3wheels construction provides a far more stable position on it than a traditional 2wheels rollerski designed for skating does. This improvement allows also beginners to train on a rollerski what widens the target-group for rollerskis extremely.
Dynafit – Carbonio Ultralight Insulation Jacket
Category: Outer Layer 1 L
An ultra minimalistic insulation jacket with minimum weight, but maximum thermal efficiency. Its synthetic-down loose fiber filling is enriched with nano carbon fiber particles that reflect the body's far-infrared rays and converts them into heat, heating up two times faster than normal insulation.
DYNASTAR – POWERDRIVE TECHNOLOGY
The factory team engineers and racers developed a vertical sidewall made from three materials with powerful effects: VISCO-ELASTIC absorbs negative vibrations and irregularities in the terrain; TITANAL optimizes energy transmission and boosts performance; and ABS ensures ski/snow contact even on uneven terrain. Three small components with powerful effects: greater comfort on the edge and smoother transitions for optimal power control.
ELAN – Ripstick 96
Category: Ski off Piste
Ripstick is built to excel for all skiers on the steepest terrain and in the most challenging conditions. TNT Technology combines TubeLite Woodcore with VaporTip inserts. The result is an “energy efficient” performance that encourages a proper parallel position, enhancing the natural technique and ability of a wide range of skiers in the most demanding situations. Whether hiking the backcountry or skiing in-bounds a lighter ski always saves.
CEBE – FIREBALL JUNIOR
The ultimate combination for budding riders. The in-mold shell ensures an unparalleled lightness. Its numerous vents will provide optimal airflow. The foam facepad and the visor offer maximum comfort. Everything has been thought to make it easy to use for kids: an ergonomic spoiler to bring the visor up and down, a magnetic quick-fastening chinstrap, the Fine Tuning Fit technology, and a roll-neck with deluxe lining for maximum comfort.
FISCHER – VERTICALP
Category: Skitour Skis
With an unrivaled low weight of only 580 grams at 161cm, this is a secret weapon for racers. Extreme torsional stability thanks to the Full Carbon Layer and the lightweight Aeroshape construction. The highlight: with the Weight Tuning System, the swing weight and balance are adapted individually to the user's preferences.
G3 GENUINE GUIDE GEAR – VIA CARBON TOURING POLE
Premium backcountry ski pole, with 2-piece adjustability. The innovation is in the Quickflick Utility Tab Grip that helps you flip your ski binding climbing aid, boot buckles or boot ski/walk modes with ease. A second benefit are hard plastic eyelets in the pole grip yielding 1 or 2 attachment points for drying gloves or attaching shelter/tent lines.
G3 GENUINE GUIDE GEAR – FINDr 94 SKI
The FINDr 94 is a great alpine touring ski - wide enough for those powdery adventures, great on harder and spring conditions, and smooth handling inbounds. The ski incorporates the latest in G3 carbon technology with a pure 100% carbon construction for strenght, lightness and torsional stability. To dampen the inherent stiffness and chatter from a full carbon layup, the FINDr uses damp polyurethane sidewalls. Giving you a smooth and subtle feel!
GREGORY – TARGHEE 32
The Targhee32 strikes a hard to achieve balance of durability, weight, intuitive functionality & world-class comfort. Its unique chassis delivers superior vertical stability for heavy loads & is designed with a proprietary torsionally flexible suspension system for uninhibited movement. Other innovations include snow-shedding textiles, first-to-market epoxy screen prints to protect fabric from ski edges and anodized winter-ready hardware.
Helly Hansen – Elevation Shell Jacket
Category: Outer Layer 3 L
Developed with professional freeride skiers to meet the most demanding needs, the jacket is built with Helly Tech Professional waterproof, breathable 3L fabric, a membrane offering unparalleled breathability, and the innovative H2Flow temperature regulation system. The features have been designed specifically for freeriding and include hi-visibility details for safety, backpack-compatible pockets and ventilation zippers, and a relaxed fit.
K2 Skis – BFC 100 Walk
The BFC 100 Walk provides new boot options that keep your feet more comfortable while in the parking lot, on the mountain or in the lodge enjoying après ski. From the moment skiers slide into the luxuriously fitting new BFC boots they appreciate the hands-free entry provided by the dual material overlap. Coupled with its 103mm last and a widened toe box, the BFCs allow skiers’ feet to stay warm and cozy from the moment they enter the boot.
KJUS – 7 Sphere Alpine Skiwear Layering System
Category: Multi-Layer System
7SPHERE Skiwear Layering System allowing the skier precision thermal control over his micro climate in a wide range of weather conditions and adjusting to all activity levels. Making sure you are always in your high-performance zone. From severe winter to mild spring conditions, you will always have the right apparel selection to choose from. The system was extensively tested and scientifically approved in climate chambers and on the slopes.
KOMBI – The Essentials 3-in-1
The Essential 3-in-1 floating hand warmer system (pending patent approval) allows the skiers to use a hand warmer without the bulk. It is made of premium goatskin leather, goose down insulation on back of the hand and Primaloft grip control in palm. The lining is a wicking Accu-Dri micro-polyester treated with Polygiene antimicrobial protection. The wicking drirelease Merino wool glove liner creates an additional layer of warmth.
KOMPERDELL – Cross Ballistic Vest Women
The ballistic vest offers total protection – apart of the spinal column, also the chest, ribs and soft parts are best protected by the cushioning layers. The Cross 6.0 foams are the safest and best protectors on the market and adapt to the body for a perfect fit. A front-zipp allows easy putting on & taking off. Reversible - 2 designs! The foams distribute the full impact on the overall impact surface. CE-approved according to Standard 1621-2.
KOMPERDELL – BALLISTIC VEST JUNIOR
Best protection for our kids! The Ballistic is our UNBREAKABLE – safety protector with all-round protection (top value 4,97kn residual energy). Not only the back, but also front and ribs are protected. The new front-zip solution allows easy putting on and taking off. Due to marginal weight and super fit it’s hardly to be felt. No increase of volume, no cheeping. The vest is reversible and has two designs! CE-approved according to Standard 1621-2.
Mammut – Alyeska Realization Pro HS Pants Men
Category: Outer Layer 3 L
The Alyeska Realization Pro HS Pants have been further improved with the detachable harness for more versatility. Ideation, design and development took place at Mammut Switzerland in close cooperation between hardware and apparel department optimizing the compatibility of the garment with the climbing harness and the Barryvox® avalanche transceiver resulting in a product new to the industry.
MARKER – Griffon 13 ID
Markers Griffon 13 ID, is compatible with every kind of ski boot – alpine (ISO 5355) and alpine touring (ISO 9523). Easy to handle, best possible protection, uncompromisingly performance & and comfort.
MILLET – TOURING LTK 18
The MILLET backpack for performance in modern ski touring. The Touring LTK 18 has been designed for those who are looking for a light, compact shaped ski touring backpack with all necessary features, but with clever functions and an outstanding carrying comfort. Moreover, the Touring LTK 18 is easily convertible into a summer trail running pack, as ski touring addicts are very likely continuing to climb up on tracks when the snow is gone.
MOVER – Cotton Wool Anorak
Category: Outer Layer 2 L
Made of a high density cotton gabardine and lined with pure merino wool, this innovative jacket features no membrane nor plastic fibres. Eco-friendly and specifically engineered for the more active skiers and free riders, it offers maximal breathability together with full weather protection. A never too cold, never too warm jacket.
ORTOVOX – PORDOI JACKET
PORDOI is made for powder slopes which want to be conquered after hard ascents. The balancing act succeeds by using Schoeller active c-change membrane, with outstanding breathability and weather protection, along with merino on skin for comfort and perfect microclimate along with felted wool outside. Technical features like vent zips enable use in highly active climbs. PORDOI is a combination between old and new, between high-tech and tradition.
PIEPS – PIEPS MICRO
Category: Avalanche Safety
Sensor technology for easiest and intuitional use and Bluetooth® for app controlled device management, packed into the smallest and lightest 3-antenna transceiver ever, make the PIEPS MICRO to an avalanche transceiver of the next generation. Additional benefits: an automatic transmit antenna switch responds to external interference, a vibrating motor for tactile support and the hardcase-designed harness combines light weight with wearing comfort.
POC – POC layer
Base layers are an integral part of skiing. Through moisture management, warmth, comfort and compression, base layers play a fundamental role in performance. An innovative approach to materials and protection provides the opportunity to expand the use of base layers for protection. In particular users are able to optimise their area and level of protection through the use of customized base layers and vpd insert pads.
RollerSafe – RollerSafe Skate
RollerSafe has developed a unique rollerski, with hydraulic disc brakes integrated in the aluminum profile (brake pads directly onto the silisium coated wheel rim). Brakes controlled by wireless RF-signals from remote control unit in pole to receiver on ski. Rechargeable battery (USB). Mobile app for battery status and brake force adjustments to user preferences. Skis protected during travel and storage in a customised hard cover travel case.
SALOMON – QST PRO 120
Category: Freetouring Boots
QST PRO 120 brings the best of outdoor disciplines Salomon learned to master: Fit from footwear, versatility from touring and downhill performance from alpine. The result is 1.6 kg of modernity shaped by the revolutionary Endofit construction, embedding the tongue inside the shell for a shoe-like fit and progressive flex. Add superior walkability from mtn range and power transmission from xmax series and meet the next generation of alpine boots.
SALOMON – WHITEFROST FLOWTECH JKT M
FLOWTECH is a unique technology for air ventilation in performance apparel. Air circulates around the body via air intakes and escape vents, providing constant air refreshment, and maintaining a consistent temperature around the body. Air circulates via channels layered between shell and insulation, which balances air body heat and cold outside air, before hitting the body to avoid a skin temperature shock.
PYUA – Women's 2L 'LEAF'
Category: Outer Layer 2 L
The comfortable 2-layer jacket 'LEAF' comes with a technically advanced lining supporting the high-end eco-friendly CLIMALOOP™ laminate for exceptional body climate. A clever mix of technical fleece with great moisture management characteristics, pillows with PrimaLoft® padding, and special construction details provide for warmth and breathability in all the right places. Made in Europe.
REUSCH – Reusch Svalbard
The Reusch Svalbard is a pre-shaped, warm and extra breathable ski touring glove. It features a fast-drying Polartec® Power Dry® fleece and an all-over silicone dot print on the palm. Additionally, it comes with a warm, windproof and easily stowable hood in a pocket at the cuff to be worn when going downhill. The hood is insulated with PrimaLoft® Silver Active, designed for extra breathability and softness, keeping you warm even in wet conditions.
RideOn – Augmented Reality Ski Goggles
RideOn’s futuristic goggles project graphics as if they’re hovering in front of the wearer. Sophisticated and dynamic algorithm constantly measures the wearer’s head orientation, allowing skiers to toggle features by just looking at points of interest in the distance. See where your friends are & interact with them. HD video camera, android-based computer & inertial sensors. All powered by a battery 3x as powerful as Google Glass.
Skijack – Ski Storage
Category: Skijack – Ski Storage
Skijack is a small flexible skiholder that requires only 50 mm wall space and 2 screws for holding up to 6 pairs of xcountry skis or 2-3 alpine skis or a combination of both, using the depth rather than width on wall. In addition Skijack allows users to fit poles on the same device. Optionally Skijack comes with a ceiling bracket for fitting up to 4 Skijack units for up to 24 pairs of skis with the use of only 0.4 sqm ceiling space.
VAUDE – Alprider Updraft 22 LW
The Alprider Updraft 22 LW is one of the lightest avalanche backpacks on the market, thanks to its light Alpride avalanche airbag system, its construction and materials. Still it provides a 22 liter volume – enough storage space even for extensive tours. Safety is provided in many different ways thanks to its perfect fit, the compartments for avalanche equipment, a TÜV quality seal and our GreenShape guarantee.
VÖLKL – Flair SC UVO
Completely new developed: Extra light & weight optimized Woodcore, light binding system and carbon layers guarantee best weight-performance (appx. 20% less than comparable product in 2008). Supporting the skier and saving energy especially for women riders. Tip Rocker & UVO leads to easy turning and stability. FLAIR stands for fair production due to recycled and locally sourced materials, light weight, agile, intelligent and reliable.
SWANS – ROVO-MDH-SC
The mirror coated film is molded with polycarbonate resin using the sophisticated Yamamoto Kogaku Co Ltd. film insertion technology. The mirror coating does no longer peel off from the lens due to the advanced goggle engineering. Conventional goggles’ coating often peels because the mirror coating is applied on the surface of the lens.