La Sportiva, maker of some of the best climbing shoes and boots in the business, will debut a full line of technical “ski mountaineering apparel” next year. The 48 piece collection will include hard and soft shells, and insulating and performance base layers. Says Jonathan Lantz, President of La Sportiva NA: “Our team of designers in the Dolomites used feedback from some of the world’s best ski mountaineers to design apparel that is fast, light and highly efficient. For randonee racing, backcountry touring, and alpine climbing, the La Sportiva apparel line sets a new bar for performance and innovation.”
Information is scant on the collection for now. We do know that they’ll be teaming up with GORE-TEX for their fabric. The Storm Fighter is a fully waterproof and breathable pant and jacket set. It will be super lightweight, with the pants coming in at 11 oz and the jacket at 18 oz. The Adjuster jacket is pictured above and has a GORE-TEX Windstopper front with a breathable back.