Spyder launches freeski collection

10th May 2019, by Abi Butcher

Austrian clothing brand Spyder is launching a freeski range for the first time this winter

Austrian clothing brand Spyder is launching a freeski range for the first time this winter

Austrian skiwear clothing brand Spyder is launching a freeski range for the first time this winter. It not only looks amazing, but it’s already winning awards at prestigious trade events across Europe.

The brand, which was founded more than 40 years ago, has supplied clothing to the US national ski team since 1989 — cladding the likes of Bode Miller and Mikaela Shiffrin. But the freeski collection has been produced in collaboration with some of the legendary freeskiers it has sponsored over recent years. 

The ISPO gold award-winning Eiger Jacket and Nordwand Bib (€850 and €750) have been developed in collaboration with extreme freeski legend Chris Davenport. Engineered from polyester three-layer GORE-TEX®, PFC-free DWR, windproof, waterproof, breathable in muted blues and greys, the outfit comes complete with features such as the Recco system, removeable powder skirt and water-tight zippers.

The women’s Solitaire GTX Pro Shell Jacket and Bib Pant, in purples and greens, are the result of close collaboration between Spyder and Amie Engersbretson, Giulia Tanno and Maggie Voisin. The kit — which has a retail price of €800 for the jacket and €650 — has all the same features as the men’s kit, and together they look to change the face of a brand which has been exclusively ‘piste’ skiing kit since its inception 40 years ago.

“This clean and sleek high-performance back-country kit is a huge leap forward for this well-known ski brand. The finishing was some of the best we’d seen,” said Tom Wilson-North, retail manager of Zero G in Chamonix.

We’re unclear as yet whether smaller or larger stores such as Snow + Rock or Ellis Brigham will be stocking the Spyder Freeski range this winter, but our Austrian contacts assure Where to Ski and Snowboard that it will be available to UK buyers via its website spyder.com



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