Head for the hills in 3-layer, waterproof-breathable ski pants that raise the bar in the "environmentally friendly" category. Ready for bluebird days, whiteouts and everything in between, Pyua's Release Pants feature recycled polyester outer fabric and inner lining, as well as a CLIMALOOP waterproof-breathable membrane made without PTFE. Water-resistant zippers, fully taped seams and a flurocarbon-free DWR finish let you take on the slalom course or seek out powder-filled glades in comfort. A connection system lets you snap on a compatible Pyua jacket, and extra-long zips at the thighs vent heat when it's time to bootpack. When it's time to head to après, use the snaps to lift your hems up and out of the way of your heels while you walk through the village.
- 3-layer construction includes durable recycled polyester outer fabric, a CLIMALOOP waterproof-breathable membrane and a moisture-wicking recycled polyester jersey liner.
- Environmentally friendly CLIMALOOP membrane is windproof, exceptionally waterproof, highly breathable and made without PTFE.
- Water-resistant YKK zippers, fully taped seams and a fluorocarbon-free durable water repellency finish keep rain and snow out.
- Wide elastic waistband is adjustable for a personalized fit.
- Snap connection system lets you attach compatible Pyua jackets to keep powder from going up your back.
- Thigh vents have extra-long 2-way zips to prevent overheating and for easy on/off.
- Internal gaiters hug your boots to keep snow out.
- Insteps have reinforced kick patches to protect against ski edge scuffs.
- Gusseted zipper and snap let you adjust cuff length. A handy snap system lets you lift the hem out of the way when you're wearing street shoes.
- Reflective details add visibility in low light.
- Articulated knees give you increased range of motion.
- Built-in Recco® Rescue System reflector allows ski patrol and mountain rescue teams to detect and locate Recco reflectors under snow. Useful for resort skiing, Recco technology is not a substitute for avalanche skills training, beacons, essential gear or smart decision-making in the backcountry.
|Face fabric||Recycled polyester|
|Lining/backer||30-denier recycled polyester|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
|Pockets||2 front zippered|
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.