The first cut is the deepest as they say, and our Backcountry Base Layer carved deep into how traditional base layers have been developed. What emerged from our extensive research and development was a base layer that broke the conventional mould.
From our seamless construction, to our merino-poly blend, the Backcountry Base Layer balances high performance insulation properties as well as full range of dynamic movement. Our integrated compression has helped athletes to fight muscle fatigue and stay active on the mountain for longer.
However, speaking to both our pro team riders and loyal customers, we discovered a need for a base layer that suits a wide range of activities and disciplines. These are the sports skiers and snowboarders are getting involved with when not riding powder and slashing through the snow park, and appropriate clothing needs to be taken just as seriously.
From trail running, climbing, bouldering and hiking, through to yoga and Pilates, body temperature and sweat needs to be managed effectively for optimum performance. We set our chief designer Sean Pankhurst (Nike, Usain Bolt) to the task of creating a range of All Action base layers with a sharp focus on managing moisture, body temperature and movement.
Sean has developed the All Action range to aid performance and recovery using a Dri-release fabric. This secure, form fitting garment benefits from hydrophobic and hydrophilic fibres that dramatically improve the way wetness is pulled form the skin and away from the body.
Whether you’re looking to maintain your composure through a challenging yoga class, or pushing for that PB out on the trails, discomfort is the enemy of flow. As well as keeping you dry and free from chaffing, the All Action has been designed to allow your body to breathe, providing both support and warmth, but also ventilation through closed hole mesh in the areas that count.
Merrow stitching means users enjoy a softness on the seams to further improve comfort and maintain the second skin feel of what is set to be one of the most advanced multi-use action sports base layers on the market.
From piste to park, from trail to studio space, the All Action will be available from the 2nd September 2019.
Interest in the All Action has been high and if our Kickstarter launch of the Backcountry Base Layer is anything to go by, then the first drop of our new All Action Base Layer is likely to sell through fast. Be first in line for the latest development in multi-sport clothing and check out the pre order below.
The last day the place your order for a Christmas deliver is Friday 20th December in the UK, Wed 18th December for Europe and Friday 13th for North America.
We caught up with Derek Chandler of Marmalade Ski School, one of our official FLOA partners to talk about the diversity of the 3 Valleys and escaping the confines of normal skiing…