Filed under:News, Product News, Rab Khroma collection, ski mountaineering, ski touring
Rab have launched their first ever ski collection, aimed at ski mountaineers and ski tourers, and consisting of two shell systems, insulated jackets, gloves and two packs courtesy of sister brand Lowe Alpine.
“With Khroma, we’ve taken our years of experience, skill and knowledge in making mountain clothing that performs in all conditions and applied that to ski mountaineering apparel. Our Khroma mission is to create ski appropriate systems to keep you warm, dry and comfortable in all conditions. For all of us at Rab, it’s as much about the up as the down! Our sweet spot is where ascent meets ski, it’s self-propelled backcountry skiing and ski-mountaineering,” says Rab Product Director, Tim Fish.
So let’s take a look at the range…
Rab have used two versions of the latest Gore-Tex Pro in the Khroma GTX jacket and bib, available for men and women – 70-denier Most Breathable and 70-denier Most Rugged for reinforced areas. Ski-specific features include a helmet-compatible hood, removable powder skirt and fully-adjustable cuffs with inner gaskets in the jacket, and the bib has removable braces and softshell bib, snow cuffs with power straps, and reinforced patches to prevent damage from boot buckles and ski edges. Prices are £500 for the Khroma GTX Jacket and £425 for the Khroma GTX Bib. More info on the Khroma GTX range HERE.
Where the GTX pieces offer the ultimate in protection for alpine freeriders, the Khroma Kinetic jacket and pants offer superb breathability as well as excellent waterproofness (20,000mm HH) making them ideal for technical ascents and skinning uphill when your body’s working hard. Available for men and women, the Kinetic pieces feature ski-specific features such as helmet-compatible hood, vents on the pants, and reinforced areas to protect the ankle cuffs. Prices are £300 for the Khroma Kinetic Jacket and £250 for the Khroma Kenetic Pants. More info on Khroma Kinetic products HERE.
Kharve, Revolt and gloves
Complimenting the two Khroma shell systems are gloves, insulated jackets and packs. The Khroma Kharve Jacket is an insulation piece for cold belays or ski descents, and uses synthetic Stratus insulation and Gore-Tex Infinium softshell fabrics. Available for men and women, the Kharve Jacket costs £270. There are two gloves and one mitt in the Khroma range, with the Freeride GTX Mitts and Freeride GTX Gloves offering Gore-Tex weatherproofness, Primaloft insulation and Pittards leather palms for abrasion resistance; and the Tour Infinium Gloves which are are a very breathable softshell glove ideal for skinning or belaying, using Gore-Tex Infinium and Pittards leather. More info on the gloves HERE.
Last but not least are the two new Lowe Alpine ski and board packs, the Revolt 25 and 35, which include everything you could want from a backcountry pack, including choice of A-frame or diagonal ski carry (as well as board carry), a dedicated pocket for snow safety gear, ice axe attachments, stowaway helmet holder and a tough material with snow-shedding back panel. The 25L version costs £110 and the 35L pack costs £130.
More info at: www.rab.equipment