What to look for in your skiwear

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 thirty 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.

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 feature that I am so excited about. The RECCO® Rescue System is designed to help you to 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 assist mountain rescue teams if you do get into trouble.

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 Jacket and Method Ski Jacket have a pocket for your lift pass and internal pockets for your technology. 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 Salopettes which fit really well. Our jackets are equally technical and beautiful, I particularly love our softshell styles, especially the Exploration Ski Jacket, it's so breathable and stretchy, I love wearing it ski touring as it really helps balance my temperature levels.

Embrace the base

Our base layers are designed to stand out on and off the slopes, we not only create bright, stand out prints but they are seamless, warm and sweat-wicking making them the ideal choice for both skiing and winter style. For sking I usually go for a merino base layer, such as our Body Map Long Sleeve Top and Body Map Thermal Ski Leggings, as the fabric is temperature-regulating and anti bacterial, meaning you can wear them day after day.

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