Ragged Mountain Equipment
|When it comes to serious winter layering, our Apollo Bib offers a comprehensive solution to one of the biggest challenges: sealing the (otherwise inevitably snow-filled) gap between your tops and bottoms. We've used Malden Mill's PowerShield fabric to build bombproof softshell pants, then merged them with a versatile Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro™ vest-style top. The result is a perfect seal around your waist and remarkable freedom of movement, but with the added benefit of pants that will never sag or inch their way down from pressure exerted by your climbing harness or your pack's hipbelt. The four-way stretch of the vest-top adds flexibiity, breathability, and great wicking properties to the whole package.
The PowerShield's four-way stretch nylon makes the lower half water-repellent, wind-resistant, and breathable like any great softshell outer layer. What you'll notice right off, though, is their incredible durability and resistance to abrasion. There are zippered hand pockets in front, a zippered chest pocket, and a chin-to-fly front zip with two-way sliders. We added subtle belt loops in case you decide to dress things up a bit.
At the ankles, you'll find gussetted zips on the outside to fit over boots, and reinforced crampon patches on the inside. Those patches will protect against sharpened ski edges, too.
All-in-all, the Apollo Bib covers a lot of bases for anyone working or playing hard outdoors in the winter--especially those who have ever felt snow melting down inside their pants when they bent over to fiddle with their bindings. Machine washable. Weight 21.6 oz.
Made in USA by Ragged Mountain.