ARC’TERYX SHASHKA: WOMEN’S SKI JACKET AND TROUSERS
ARC’TERYX SHASHKA: WOMEN’S SKI JACKET AND TROUSERS. Our SKI section bring us today another novelty for this 2022 seasson: the spefic women’s designed jacket and pants from the Canadian brand, the Acr’teryx Shashka.
Whether skis or splitboard, uptrack or descent – backcountry tours require freedom, weather protection, and breathable comfort. With the constant of changing conditions and the demands of uphill travel in mind, our team designed the Shashka Stretch kit for women and corresponding Procline series for men.
They use N70p GORE-TEX INFINIUM with stretching in 4 directions, to provide flexibility in uneven terrain, breathability to the surface, protection against the wind in the descent and basic resistance to water. Its official starting price is € 350.
ARC’TERYX: FOUNDED IN THE IDEA THERE IS ALWAYS A BETTER WAY.
Who is Arc’teryx? It is a Canadian technical high-performance apparel, outerwear and equipment company, founded firtsly in 1989 as Rock Solid and as of 1991 with the name we know it today: ARC’TERYX. Since 2001 is also part of the Amer Sports Group together with brands like: Salomon, Suunto, Atomic, Peak Performance, Wilson and many others.
Many of you might know Arc’teryx by its logo, many of you might think what it is? Do not worry, we will let you know.
The logo and the name of the Canadian brand refer to an Archaeopteryx, which is one of the first birds and a transition form between the first dinosaurs and the actual birds. The logo, designed by Michael Hofler, was based on the “Berliln specimen”: fossil of the bird with the most complete skeleton found until now.
Following that founding idea, the Canadians believe there is always a better way, and it is that philosophy what make them create outstanding outdoor and mountaneering products using the latest technologies having always very present the sustanibility and care for the planet.
WOMEN’S SKITOURING & FREERIDE JACKET AND TROUSERS
When we leave the slopes to move with cross-country skiing, we look for clothes that do many things well at once: It must be comfortable, flexible, resistant when we turn, let us sweat when it is time to climb a good slope, but wrap ourselves when going down or if the wind hits the ridges.
That, on days of clear stable weather. If we also go out into the bush or get caught by a blizzard, rain or serious storm, the value of a membrane is vital. Today we will focus on this proposal based on softshell fabrics and the protection of goretex infinium, suitable for days of stable weather.
Arc’teryx has created two sister kits, but with patterns and adaptations by sex: this Arc’teryx Shashka Stretch for women and Arct’eryx Procline strech for men.
ARC’TERYX SHASHKA JACKET: DATA SHEET.
- Price: Women’s/ Men’s 450€
- Weight Jacket: Women’s Small 670g/23.6oz | Men’s Medium 720g/25.4oz
- Weight Pant: Women’s Small 640g/22.6oz | Men’s Medium 665g, 23.4 oz
- Materials: N70s-4 3L Gore Infinium, contains materials that meet the Bluesign® criteria
- Sustainability: Contains materials that meet the Bluesign® criteria, PFC-free DWR
It has zippers in the armpits for easy ventilation, two pockets for the hands, an internal security pocket with zipper, pocket in the sleeve with zipper, internal pockets to store or store objects and a single pocket on the chest.
The snow skirt with elastic and elastic grip panel prevents the entry of snow. Topped with a StormHood ™ compatible with helmet to ensure protection without obscuring your vision.
To highlight quality details of the Canadian brand such as:
- The ScubaHood hood, which is compatible with a helmet, so that we are well protected without reducing vision.
- The snow skirt with elastic and elastic grip panel prevents the entry of snow.
- The water-repellent DWR finish is made without PFCs, avoiding chemicals harmful to the environment.
- Finally, an integrated RECCO reflector always helps in search and rescue efforts. Although do not stop carrying your Arva kit, shovel and probe. The polite, does not take away the brave….
ARC’TERYX SHASHKA PANTS: DATA SHEET.
- Prices: Women/men’s ski pants 350€
- Weight Ski pants woman size S Woman 640gr / man size M 665gr.
- Material: N70s-4 3L Gore Infinium
- Sustainability: Bluesign®, DWR without PFC
- Released for sale: 15/9/2021
The Arc’teryx Shashka Stretch women’s ski pants offer side vents for fast aerating, safe and accessible pockets, and the touringCuff with quick adjustment in 100D Cordura of the brand facilitates the handling of the buckle.
The piece is completed with two pockets for the hands, a pocket on the thigh and sides leg in solid Keprotec that protect against abrasion of the edges.
ARCTERYX SHASHKA JACKET & PANTS: INTENDED USE.
It is a softshell jacket and trousers for mountain skiing, which implies: Lightweight, warm, windproof, waterproof DWR and highly breathable for mountain skiing. The price, without being cheap is the most accessible in the range of the brand.
A multipurpose garment to save unnecessary weight on days of stable weather, we insist again. Its strengths are a lower price and weight than with large membrane jackets, as well as the gain in mobility, breathability and protection compared to the mebranas above or the light windbreakers below.
Being made with GORE-TEX INFINIUM elastic in 4 directions, it gives us mobility on uneven terrain, breathability when it comes to focusing upwards, protection against the wind on descents and resistance to isolated showers to handle us in changing conditions.
It has an articulated pattern that offers unrestricted mobility, which means that when you move your jacket it moves with you.
ARCTERYX SHASHKA JACKET & PANTS: CONCLUSIONS
The mountain slopes require breathability to climb, go well wrapped in ridges and protection if we wallow in the snow when going down. The Arc’teryx Shashka Stretch jacket and trouser set seeks to highlight in this by squeezing the possibilities of sofshell fabrics for stable weather conditions, with the experience in patterns and high-end finishes of the brand.
It is a balanced solution, which will compensate especially those who go out very often and compensate them to have more than one alternative according to the day.
In the face of durability, the reputation of the Canadians is among the strongest in the world, something that is appreciated when it comes to investing that money.
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