Winter 2021 Snow Kit Guide
Find the Perfect Ride, Ski, and Snow Gear for Your Winter on the Slopes
Enjoying the coldest months of the year starts with having the right gear. Comfort, protection, style, and warmth-enhancing features – you can have it all. Explore skiing, snowboarding, and snow kits built to take you further wherever you play outside.
Shop by Collection
Most Breathable Comfort
Most Resort-Friendly Warmth
Most Stretchy Protection
Most Waterproof Warmth
Most Technical Performance
Best New Performance for the Backcountry
The AscentShell™ kit built for higher, faster, farther human-powered adventures, featuring an exceptionally breathable 3-layer shell that vents moisture for total comfort.
Best For: Light and fast adventures in the backcountry.
Technologies: AscentShell™ 3-layer breathable waterproof comfort.
Hidden Features: Function-first design details for splitboarding and ski touring like an avalanche beacon clip, zippered outer thigh vents, and multiple hood adjustments to fit varying helmet sizes.
What else? Evolved from our all-time best-selling, award-winning Skyward AscentShell Kit, the Skytour features an even lighter weight, more streamlined, function-first design, with the same reliable weatherproofness and testing trusted by Outdoor Research Ambassadors.
Avalanche Beacon Pocket and Clip keeps beacon handy in an easy-to-access, tucked away pocket that won’t rub or cause discomfort.
Nature calling? Use the athlete-favorited swing hatch to answer nature's call.
Best New Warmth for the Resort
The Snowcrew Kit has it all: Fully seam-taped weatherproof protection, environmentally-friendly insulation, resort-specific features, and more.
Best For: Inbounds snowboarding and skiing, lapping the lifts until the last run.
Technologies: Ventia® 2-layer waterproof protection, 85% recycled VerticalX™ ECO insulation.
Hidden Features: Resort-dialed details and fit like internal gaiters with power strap slot, waist adjustment tabs, and interior chest pocket with media port to keep your tunes going all day long.
What else? More sizes for more people: The Snowcrew Kit is our first ride and ski kit available in sizes XS – XXXL.
Forearm Ski Pass Pocket keeps pass easily accessible and scans through jacket material when moving quickly in the lift line.
Versatile, stretchy, streamlined protection for the backcountry and beyond – this best-selling collection strikes the perfect balance between protection from the elements and expert temperature regulation.
Best For: Versatility. This kit is light and breathable for warmer alpine tours, and layers easily for colder days inbounds.
Technologies: Pertex® Shield 3-layer waterproof protection.
Hidden Features: Dual backcountry and resort features, like a forearm ski pass pocket, powder skirt, ventilating pit zips on the jacket and dual side zips on the bibs.
What else? Winner of SKI Magazine’s Gear of the Year Award.
"I've used this jacket for inbounds riding and backcountry touring. Just like the bibs it is lightweight and functional. Really like the length of the body of the jacket (longer cut) and the way it moves." - Krissy
Build Your Carbide Kit
Most Stretchy Protection
The most ruggedly durable, lightweight, and stretchy outerwear kit in our ski and ride line.
Best For: Backcountry skiing and splitboarding.
Technologies: GORE-TEX Fabric with Stretch Technology – utilizing alternating waterproof stretch panels that enhance movement in key areas.
Hidden Features: Backcountry-ready details like harness-compatible pocket placements, waterproof zippers, and hem-to-pit TorsoFlo™ venting.
What else? Winner of POWDER Magazine’s Apparel of the Year award.
"This jacket is awesome! It is super lightweight and breathable for a waterproof shell jacket, and the stretch Gore-Tex makes it super comfortable and easy to move around in." - NW Skier
Build Your Hemispheres Kit
Built for maximum protection, this durably waterproof kit provides unbeatable coverage, even against their namesake’s notoriously wet and stormy weather.
Best For: Snowy and icy conditions where staying warm and dry is critical.
Technologies: GORE-TEX 2-layer waterproof protection, Bibs featuring a VerticalX™ ECO insulated seat.
Hidden Features: Powder skirt, forearm ski pass pocket, and an insulated chest pocket that preserves phone battery life, this kit is built for long, demanding days on the slopes.
What else? This collection was named after our legacy Mt. Baker Modular Mitts, renowned handwear that changed the way skiers took to the snow in the 80’s. In celebration of our 40th year, the Mt. Baker Jacket and Bibs are an homage to the mitts that put us on the map.
Left-Side Zip Secure Bib Pocket has a hidden key clip to make sure your departure from the parking lot isn’t delayed by key mismanagement.
Most Waterproof Warmth
Waterproof protection and synthetic insulation keeps you warm even when wet on cold, stormy days.
Best For: Bitter cold days in the resort when you’re worried about retaining warmth on the chair lift.
Technologies: GORE-TEX 2-layer waterproof protection, VerticalX™ ECO insulation.
Hidden Features: Pit zips let you vent heat, powder skirt keeps out snow, and Hood Lock™ holds back excess fabric when your helmet is stashed in your pack.
What else? Durable, lofty, 85% recycled VerticalX™ ECO insulation keeps you warm even when sweat or snow creep in.
"I wear this everyday - wouldn't change a thing. It has the perfect amount of insulation for skiing and hiking and there's enough room for me to add extra layers when it gets really cold while still maintaining a fitted look." - Carlos
Build Your Tungsten GORE-TEX Kit
Most Technical Performance
Balancing speed and efficiency with elemental protection, no matter the storms that come your way.
Best For: Ice and alpine climbing with ski approaches.
Technologies: GORE-TEX Pro with Stretch Technology for the gold standard of alpine protection and mobility.
Hidden Features: A helmet-compatible hood, harness-compatible pockets, and dynamic reach underarm panels make this kit ideal for navigating technical terrain.
What else? This kit was built in collaboration with Outdoor Research Ambassador Graham Zimmerman, whose fast-and-light philosophy has rewarded him with a Piolet d’Or - the alpine climbing equivalent of an Olympic gold medal. Graham’s design ethos is all about balance, and the Archangel Kit reflects this with its balance of protection and agility in a hybrid-mapped construction.
Best Soft Shell Touring Pants
Breathable, stretch-woven soft shell with waterproof lower legs to protect you where you’re most exposed to snow.
Best for: Wetter uphill adventures where you want to let sweat escape, while keeping snow out.
Technologies: Pertex® Shield 3L 100% nylon 200D shell lower legs with 420D oxford scuff guards for extra protection from crampons, ice, and other abrasions.
Best-selling durability, breathability, and loaded with alpine-ready details, these 4-season climbing pants are trusted by experts and beginners alike.
Best for: Colder ski touring or mountaineering where you want to trap warmth without sweating.
Technologies: Durable 50% nylon, warm 43% polyester, and stretchy 7% spandex in a 90D stretch double weave.
Complete Your Kit
Top off your new winter kit with the best layers, gloves, beanies, balaclavas, and gear to get out there and stay out there longer.