Mountain Hardwear’s definition of an outdoor athlete is anyone who enjoys the outdoors. With that in-mind, you won’t see the brand cutting corners when it comes to professional-level gear, which is why the California-based brand is widely enjoyed by sponsored athletes, lifties and ski bums alike since 1993. Mountain Hardwear is dedicated to improving the physical experience of being outdoors—but weather protection, temperature regulation and moisture management is just a small part of the overall mission.
Utilizing the highest quality materials and the most advanced construction technologies, Mountain Hardwear gear is specifically designed to keep you outside longer and fully protected from whatever Mother Nature might throw your way. Here’s the rundown on the latest must-have products from one of skiing’s most coveted apparel brands.
Boundary Ridge Gore-Tex Jacket
Meet the Boundary Ridge—Mountain Hardwear’s first fully featured jacket and bib kit. Inspired by cat trips, heli drops and side country storm laps, the Boundary Ridge is designed to take you out further on longer endeavors than ever before. With three-layer Gore-Tex shell fabric, reinforced in key areas for durability and wet-weather protection, each detail is as intentional as your next turn. The shell and pant jacket offer easy adjustments for more comfortable layering and enough storage to keep you well-prepared beyond the boundary line. Leave your worries at the backcountry gate with this all-new kit, available in men’s and women’s styles.
Boundary Ridge Gore-Tex Bib
The Boundary Ridge bib uses the same three-layer Gore-Tex shell fabric as the jacket to keep you warm, dry and comfortable in all the elements. Ample pockets for storage on the chest and legs, along with 3/4 length side zippers for easy entry and exit make gearing up on-the-go a breeze. And with the built-in RECCO technology for easier searching in case of an avalanche and all the fixings of a BC-focused pant, you can head out of the backcountry gate with total confidence.
Whether you’re first-out on the traverse or ripping groomers under bluebird skies, the Firefall/2 is one of Mountain Hardwear’s most versatile insulated jackets. The two-layer, waterproof shell fabric combined with the mapped thermal synthetic insulation throughout the body and sleeves is guaranteed to keep you warm. On top of the waterproof warmth, this jacket comes dialed with a slew of features and a modern silhouette to keep you prepared from first chair to last call. Available in men’s and women’s styles.
Powabunga 32 Pack
The Powabunga pack is a versatile, purpose-driven pack that serves just as much a purpose in bounds as it does out-of-bounds. Durability and design go hand and hand in this pack’s design with the goal of making the uphill just as effortless and enjoyable as the descent. Its ergonomic suspension and unique pivoting hip-belt handles heavy loads, moving with your natural rhythm for a more comfortable fit while riding. With multiple access points and a swing-around mode that allows entry without the need for full removal, this pack supports you on the long haul, wherever the slopes lead.
Snoskiwoski 40 Pack
The Snowskiwoski pack is an ultra-lightweight carrying system designed for efficiency on long-haul missions, an ideal choice for ski mountaineers. Drawing on the expertise of world-class alpinist Vivian Bruchez, it combines Mountain Hardwear’s lightest and strongest materials, like an aluminum frame and CORDURA shell, to help withstand the rigors of the high-alpine. Whether skinning up a mountain, entering deep terrain via a sled, or rappelling into a couloir, its organizational structure gives you easy access to climbing tools and avalanche safety equipment when you need it quickly.