An ultralight ski touring jacket shouldn’t force you to choose between staying dry and staying warm. The Ortovox Deep Shell Jacket’s mix of merino wool insulation and a specialty outer material means the days of tradeoffs are over. The Deep Shell is awfully stylish, but it’s more than just a pretty face: Ortovox combines the convenient design features we all expect with a superior waterproofing and breathability that’s out of this world.
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 ski bibs. Add in the same sleek, stylish, and functional design you expect from any premium ski garment and Ortovox’s ski bibs are simply a cut above the competition.
- Waterproof, windproof, and breathable
- Weight: 554g (1lb 4oz)
- Materials: Toray DERMIZAX EV membrane, merino wool lining
- Built-in transceiver carabiner to secure avalanche beacon
- Ski pass pocket
- Removable snow skirt
- Wool-lined cell phone pocket to preserve battery life