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What to look for in your skiwear

posted on Tuesday, 8th November 2016 | find under Tamara, Fitness
For mountain chic on and off the slopes, it’s important to be prepared. Not sure what to look for? We’ve done the homework for you. Having skied for over twenty years, it’s safe to say our Founder and Creative Director Tamara Hill-Norton knows her skiwear. Here are her top five features to look out for in our beautiful and technical ski styles. Welcome to ski uncut.

what to look for in your skiwear
Model wears the Uphill Ski Parka, Astro Ski Pants and Luxe Knitted Bobble Hat
 
Protective Fabric 

Sorry to state the obvious, but it goes without saying that the ski slopes can get extremely cold. Therefore, our skiwear is constructed in the best technical fabrics to protect you from the elements. All our jackets and trousers are completely waterproof and windproof, plus they're lined in a eco-friendly, insulating thermal lining to ensure you stay dry and warm. Our base layers are equally technical, they're completely seamless for comfort and dry really quickly when you sweat. 
 
RECCO® Reflector

This is a new feature for our skiwear this year that I am so excited about. The RECCO® Rescue System is designed to ensure you can stay safe on the mountain. A two part technology, ski resorts and mountain rescue teams carry RECCO® detectors, which send out a search signal. The RECCO® reflectors then bounce back a signal that directs the rescuer straight to the reflector. We’ve included this technology in all our ski jackets and ski pants to keep you extra safe on the slopes.
 
Three Layering System

When you experience extreme body temperatures, it's so important to get the layering system right. I've found three layers keep me insulated best: merino or seamless base layers, followed by a fine mid layer fleece and finally by my outer jacket. A heat-regulating hero, our merino fabric is a staple in my multi-seasonal workout wardrobe. It's not only super-soft on skin, the advanced technology ensures it maintains body temperature and locks in warmth on colder days.

The essential extras  

Our skiwear is designed to make your life easier. I am quite a hard skier so like to stay as hands free as possible, so our Uphill Ski Parka and Method Ski Jacket have a pocket for your ski pass and an attached goggle wipe. Warmth is also a priority, so the Backcountry Ski All-In-One and Exploration Ski Jacket both have removable, adjustable hoods, storm cuffs with thumbholes and an inside snow skirt to keep snow out.

Beautiful and Technical 

Like the rest of my wardrobe, I like my skiwear to be flattering. As an avid skier, finding a warm, high-stretch ski pant that looks amazing on the body was vital, and with the technology of softshell we were able to create the Astro Ski Pants which fit really well. Our jackets are equally technical and beautiful, they all have small details that combine style with substance. The Method Ski Jacket had an asymmetric zip and printed panels, whereas the Uphill Ski Parka has a sleek removable faux fur trim.   

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