For many of the best days on the mountain, fully insulated pants are too much. For some of them, even hardshells are more bulky and warm than you want. And for people who rip the most technical lines at the most athletic pace, something like the Strafe Recon softshell line is going to be perfect more days than not.
Strafe’s Recon ski pant deploys breathable 4-way stretch fabric and minimalist design for an ultralight, ultra-functional lower-body layer. The gusseted crotch and articulated knee shaping only add to the free-wheeling, athletic feel. Strafe retained only the most essential and utilitarian touring features for this simple, high-quality softshell. A pair of zippered pockets with built-in electronics sleeve, hem zippers for easy boot adjustment, and concealed vents at the thighs ensure the Strafe Recon pants can support your every need all day.
In an industry where a lot of classic “core” brands have gone stale and corporate, Strafe is one of the new community-based apparel companies on the block. Founded in 2009 by Aspen-based skiers John and Pete Gaston, Strafe’s overall approach to making ski and snowboard clothes is shaped by the actual, practical needs of real-world winter sports – not the complacent “they’re just buying our logo” mindset of the big boys.
John and Pete fell in love with Highland Bowl in Aspen, where all-day laps require a lift ride and a summit hike up to 12,000 feet to rip down steep, technical powder lines. Everything that Strafe makes is therefore built for maximum waterproofing, breathability, and range of motion, in a distinct style that will make you stand out on the hill.
- Primary Materials: 70-denier Nylon-Spandex blend
- Durable water repellent finish
- Weight: 395g
- 4-way stretch fabric
- Zippered hand pockets with electronics sleeve
- Hem zippers to accommodate all boot shapes
- Water resistant YKK zippers