A “DREAM PANT” FOR COMMITTED FEMALE SKI TOURERS
North Vancouver, BC (January 2017) – The result of a multi-year collaboration between designer and athlete, the new Shashka Pant fulfills the needs of the committed female ski tourer. Dedicated skiers and athletes contributed feedback on an extensive series of prototypes to develop this flattering and comfortable, fully-featured ski pant – the ultimate partner for high performance women.
The Shashka Pant was first conceived on a trip to Chile in 2014 where Christina ‘Lusti’ Lustenberger, Arc’teryx athlete and ACMG Ski Guide, took a trip with Arc’teryx Lead Whiteline Designer Sarah Wallace. Lusti and Wallace challenged the design of women’s ski touring bibs. Their conversations continued via email, drawings, office visits and testing in wild places. The goal was to create a pant that was both functional and flattering.
“We experimented with countless prototypes, more than any other style I’ve worked with at Arc’teryx,” said Wallace. “We tried every fabric and material combination we could think of in search of a fabric that would improve mobility and maximize comfort.”
GORE-TEX® C-Knit™ backer performed the best, delivering unprecedented freedom and glide paired with durability and weather protection. “It’s like a weight was lifted when we put them on. It is almost feels like you aren’t wearing pants. I would sell my soul for these pants,” said Izzy Lynch, another Arc’teryx athlete.
A low rise soft shell upper is both flattering and functional, improving mobility and breathability, while maintaining the weather and snow protection that only bibs can offer. Improved cuff system accommodates touring boots with an opening for power straps and reinforced lining to protect pant leg from abrasion. Barn door style side vents allow quick heat dumping and easy access. Like all women’s Arc’teryx products, the new Shashka Pant facilitates better performance so the skier can focus on the mountains.
Available to purchase FALL 2017
PAIR IT WITH:
For those ladies who find themselves still dressed in a down jacket while everyone else is down to their base layer, the Airah Jacket is an excellent warm and air permeable solution. Bridging the gap between fully insulated jacket and waterproof shell, this 2L GORE-TEX® piece has a lightweight, breathable and air permeable insulation and liner. New for Fall 2017, the Airah solves the challenge of needing insulation on the uptrack, and keeps layer shuffles to a minimum.
OR PAIR WITH:
For those that run a higher body temperature or on warmer days, the Shashka Jacket is the ideal lightweight three-layer jacket conceived from the needs of demanding female ski tourers.