The Ortovox Deep Shell Bib is ultralight, ultrawaterproof, ultrabreathable, and ultrafashionable. OK that last one isn’t a word, but what makes Ortovox’s ski gear exceptional goes way past the convenient functional features you expect:
Ortovox’s engineers have heard of Gore-Tex -- they just know there’s a bigger bully on the block when it comes to high-test waterproofing that maintains breathability. The Ortovox Deep Shell Bib uses Toray DERMIZAX EV in the stylish, sleek outer membrane. It’s a thin polyurethane film that uses chemistry to send H2O scurrying away. This makes it as or more waterproof than Teflon-based Gore-Tex -- while also delivering clearly superior breathability, because instead of cloggable micropores to let air out Dermizax expels condensation through the same molecular engineering that terrifies rain and snow.
Sorry, too much science? Here’s the bottom line: The Ortovox Deep Shell Bib will never get that sweat-dampened inner feeling that dogs even the best Gore-Tex bibs. Add in the same sleek, stylish, and functional design you expect from any premium ski garment and Ortovox’s bibs are simply a cut above the competition.
- Waterproof, windproof, and breathable
- Weight: 664g (1lb 7oz)
- Materials: Toray DERMIZAX EV membrane, merino wool lining
- Built-in transceiver carabiner to secure avalanche beacon
- Rip-proofed Dyneema-Cordura gaiters and sharp-edge protectors
- Enormous hip pockets
- Zippered side vents