Most of our garments are made to be worn by both men and women – it is mainly a question of which size you chose.
We at the The Mountain Studio are particularly fond of shell garments, and the idea of layering. Layering, as most of you know, means that you put just as many, or as thick garments under your shell, as you need that particular day or occasion. For spring skiing maybe just a first layer underwear, and for low winter temperatures you might want to add one or two a warming mid layers. With this system you can even easily regulate the inner temperature while up on the mountain – by adding or subtracting layers.
Many of the really passionate skiers we meet use only shell ski garments – both for the waterproof, durable protection and for this possibility of layering. Shell garments are also really versatile as you can use them for many different activities besides skiing.
Shell garments are by design loose fitting
The outer shells – jacket and pants – should be quite loose fitting, to be able to accommodate one or more layers beneath. But this also has the benefit that one shell ski garment will fit many different body shapes – both male and female. Over the years we have found that many passionate female skiers tend to ski in the same gear as men.