This article is part of our series of 2020 Ski Clothing Gear Guides, in partnership with Collett’s Mountain Holidays. We tested key products from our ski collections in the heart of the Dolomites – giving you advice and insight about the best kit for snowsports this winter.
For this year’s kit testing we selected a range of products from different brands to cover key areas of ski clothing in a new set of Gear Guides:
By taking this approach we were able to highlight specific brands and product but also give more general advice on how to choose the right clothing for your next ski trip.
Our 2020 Gear Guides were created in partnership with Collett’s Mountain Holidays as a result of gear testing in the Italian Dolomites through January 2020.
Collett’s carefully select mountain destinations across Europe for active holidays with a difference. A specialist in walking, snowshoeing and skiing, they combine a warm and friendly welcome with daily organised itineraries and self-guiding advice so you can get the best out of the mountain.
Guided by Collett’s our testing team explored the Dolomiti Superski area using a variety of test kit in everyday skiing and snowboarding scenarios. Experienced skier who work closely with brands and kit in SportPursuit HQ, our testers discussed key features of each item as well as the fit, form and function to give a well-rounded opinion.
Santa Croce, one of the many excellent pistes recommended by the Collett’s team. With swift, rolling slopes and stunning views, the Dolomiti Superski area includes a wide variety of runs suitable for pushing and testing ski kit.
Across the board the quality of kit tested proved very high and it’s clear from our separate Gear Guides that testers sometimes struggled to find fault with the designs and construction on test. A few of the highlights that caught the eye of our testers:
- Ski Jackets – Marmot BL Pro Jacket – a well-constructed shell with GoreTex® technology for superb weather protection.
- Ski Trousers – Pyua Release Pant – a simple and uncluttered design with performance fit and fabric.
- Baselayers and Midlayers –
Isobaa 200 Zip Neck Hoodie – versatile and comfortable baselayer/midlayer with natural merino performance.
Untrakt Celestine 3/4 Tights – sustainable merino blend fabric with excellent breathability.
Planks Cloud 9 Insulator – REPREVE® recycled insulation in a long, hooded midlayer for cold temperatures.
- Accessories – Deuter Freerider Rucksack – a fully featured yet streamlined pack that’s ready for anything.
Got a question about one of the products we reviews, or more general opinions on choosing new ski gear? Let us know in the comments below.