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Alpine Wear Guide

When climbing during winter, you are exposed to strong cold winds and sub freezing temperatures. To survive in these harsh conditions, highly technical outdoor garments are a necessity.

*1 M's Only Model / *2 W's Only Model / *3 GORE-TEX® C-knit Backer Technology / *4 GORE-TEX WINDSTOPPER fabrics by GORE-TEX LABS / *5 Dyna Action Parka Hood, under arms: 2-layer GORE-TEX PackLite PLUS 12-denier Ballistic Airlight nylon ripstop

Stream Parka

This burly hard-shell is built to stand up to the toughest alpine conditions. A proven choice for professional mountain guides, the Stream Parka excels in the face of inclement mountain weather. By combining a durable outer fabric with GORE-TEX® C-Knit Backer, this jacket boasts superior performance without the tactile performance of an ordinary hard shell. Pockets are positioned so as not to interfere with a harness and can easily accommodate thick gloves or goggles. The thoughtful design of this parka is intended to reduce the stresses of constant movement and keep you performing comfortably all day.

Freney Parka

Though this item is great for entry level users, it continues to be a favorite of seasoned alpinists who covet its ability to stand up to extreme conditions. The Freney Parka flaunts a fabric with excellent abrasion resistance and tear strength married to a Gore-Tex membrane to help keep the elements at bay. Cut for layering and laden with handy features such as a helmet compatible hood, built-in powder skirt, and adjustable hem and cuffs this hard shell is ideal for the value conscious winter enthusiast. The Freney Parka is perfect for backcountry ski missions and suitable for the occasional winter climb, but not too much gear for other "milder" year-round cold weather activities.

Dyna Action Parka / Pumori Parka

Dyna Action Parka

An ultralight technical alpine jacket designed for ice climbing, ski mountaineering, and other winter pursuits. High-quality fabrics are purposefully placed on the jacket in order to cut down weight while delivering necessary strength and protection to correspond to variable mountain conditions. The lightweight, stretchy properties allow for dynamic movement while providing comfort to assist you all year round on technical alpine pursuits.

Pumori Parka

This lightweight women's specific alpine jacket provides supple comfort ready for skiing and winter mountaineering. Stretchy GORE-TEX® C-Knit maintains ease of movement while eliminating the crinkling and crackles common in other waterproof jackets. Loaded with necessary features for winter mountaineering as well as a Detachable Makeup Guard.

Midi Parka Men's / Women's

From winter mountaineering to trekking under the snow line, this lightweight parka performs at a high level in a variety of conditions.

Powder Glide Parka Men's / Women's

Features excellent insulation in a waterproof/breathable form to help keep you dry on those powder runs down, and warm on the chairlift rides back up.

Powder Step Parka Men's / Women's

Built for skiing, snowshoeing and other snow activities, this insulated shell jacket helps you stay warm and protected in cold weather. Waterproof, breathable DRY-TEC is insulated with water-resistant EXCELOFT, making it reliable under changeable conditions. Multiple pockets store your ski pass, goggles and other belongings.

Snow Banshee Hoodie Men's / Women's

The calling card of this mid-weight softshell is its versatility. Stretchy, yet durable, the Snow Banshee allows excellent mobility and "all day" comfort. The integration of our CLIMABARRIER™ technology gives this all mountain hoodie stellar resistance to cold alpine winds, while gaping pit zips allow for ample venting if the sun happens to appear. Cut for layering and designed to function as a key part of any alpine climbing or backcountry ski kit.

Alpine Pants Men's / Women's

Made using stretchy yet highly durable GORE-TEX® fabric, the Alpine Pants deliver supple comfort and moderate warmth making them perfect for all winter adventures. Zippered hems adjust the width to fit hiking, ski and snowboard boots, allowing use for mountaineering pursuits or a day on the slopes.


Features excellent insulation in a waterproof/breathable form to help keep you dry on those powder runs down, and warm on the chairlift rides back up.

DRY-TEC Insulated Pants Men's / Women's

These pants were designed with snow sports in mind, such as skiing and snowshoeing. With just the right amount of Thinsulate™ lining, these pants perfectly balance warmth without being too bulky. Made with Montbell's original waterproof breathable fabric, DRY-TEC™, these pants have just the right amount of stretch for mobility and the knees have also been articulated for better movement. With features like ventilation zippers, inner gaiters and wide edge guards, the DRY-TEC™ Insulated Pants are an excellent choice for your winter backcountry pursuits.

Anti-Glisse Friction Weave

The Anti-Glisse Friction Weave is a specialized nylon fabric, a critical feature for our alpine garments. Twists in individual threads lead to a wavy micro-crimped fabric surface that helps slow a slide and limits snow adhesion to keep the user drier and warmer.

Waterproof / Breathable material

Encountering snow storms while climbing in winter can possibly bring about hypothermia for those unprepared for the conditions, so choosing the right garment is absolutely crucial for alpine pursuits. The waterproof/breathable fabrics, such as GORE-TEX®, GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER®, STRETCH DRY-TEC®, DRY-TEC®, are highly technical materials which shed wind, rain, and snow, yet effectively release built up moisture within the garment.

Soft Shell material


CLIMABARRIER is an ultra-light film with the ability to shield you from wind but still allow some measure of breathability. In this application we have bonded the membrane to a brushed fleece lining for extra warmth and comfort. Additionally, a light weight hard-faced fabric with Durable Water Repellant is used for the outer layer to enhance durability and disperse moisture.

Insulating material


Uses a three-dimensionally crimped construction to achieve our warmest polyester insulation. By crimping the large hollow polyester fibers and weaving super micro polyester fibers & micro polyester fibers, we create multiple air strata and maximize loft. EXCELOFT® is as warm as down and dries far faster, making it simple to maintain and ideally suited to wetter climates.


The original warmth without bulk insulation. Inch for inch no insulation keeps you warmer than Thisulate insulation. When you compare equal thicknesses, Thinsulate™ insulation provides up to twice the warmth of other high-loft insulating materials and nearly one and a half times the warmth of down.