Let’s not complicate things: You want your ski pants waterproof, windproof, warm, breathable, and sporting a not-too-many not-too-few array of pockets. And you want them to last.
Strafe’s insulated Summit ski pants tick every one of these boxes. Lightweight two-layer Recon 2L synthetic affords 20k/20k waterproofing, with fully sealed seams and a water-repellent finishing treatment to back it up. PrimaLoft Black Eco insulation keeps the BTUs up, while the double rip-stop lining and Recon 2L’s own built-in breathability send your sweaty air packing. Both hip pockets, both cargo pockets, and the single rear pocket are all sealed with water-resistant YKK zippers.
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: Recon 2L 20k/20k waterproof shell, PrimaLoft Black Eco insulation
- Secondary materials: Ripstop nylon
- Fully sealed seams
- Durable water repellent finish
- Weight: 790g
- Leg vents
- Zippered hem gussets for perfect boot fit
- Water resistant YKK zippers