od Jaroslav, 6.12.2016
The 3L Guardian Shell Jacket by Ortovox has a thin 90 g/m² Merino lining that is laminated with the Toray Dermizax® EV membrane throughout the inside of the garment. The membrane keeps wind and water out (20.000 mm water column), yet it is highly breathable (20.000 g/m²/24h) and elastic (200% stretch). At the same time, the membrane is non-porous, making it easy to care for. These characteristics make these garments ideal companions for a day of freeriding.
The jacket and pants work together like a well-trained team. They can be connected with a double protection snow guard integrated into the jacket. The snow guard can be used in the classic manner (with the silicon-coated elastic band and the triple button fly) or it can be zippered to the pants' separate snow guard. Either way, the snow crystals don't stand a chance.
This freeride jacket allows gentle ventilation courtesy of a two-way zipper under the arms and the adjustable two-way front zipper. The hood is extra wide in order to accommodate a helmet. It can be easily adjusted with gloves and just one hand. Numerous pockets inside and out offer plenty of storage space for your ski pass, MP3 player or just about anything else. All bands are adjustable (Velcro® or elastic band) and ensure an ergonomic fit.
Ortovox came to life when Gerald Kampel and Jürgen Wegner developed the first double frequency transceiver to aid in avalanche victim searches. They have since grown into one of the biggest producers of avalanche safety gear on the market. In 1995 they added merino underwear to their selection, and we have been hooked ever since!