2019 Quiksilver Snowboarding Outerwear Preview
Words & Photos: Ben Gavelda
Quiksilver has a legacy of supporting boardsports longer than most of us have been riding. From iconic roots in surfing to thirty plus years of mountainwear the brand, riders and designers have been at the heart of it. For the 2019 line Quiksilver focused on flexibility. Working closely with the pro team Quiksilver's outerwear designers sought to put freedom of motion first by developing new fabrics and working them into their jackets and pants.
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For Travis Rice's signature jacket and pants the brand developed a new Mega-Stretch fabric with superior elastic qualities that still retain 30k waterproofing. Numerous other jackets in the line feature additional stretch fabrics and areas to enhance, not inhibit movement. Besides increasing mobility in many jackets, Quik worked on developing CELL technology lining. CELL tech is a unique lining system that uses body-mapped zones of varying breathability and warmth to better regulate body temperature and keep you comfortable. Don't sleep on Quik's clean and highly versatile layering pieces made to go from street to mountain and back either. To keep the generations of adventure going Quik implemented Repreve recycled fabrics throughout the collection along with WeaReSpinDye eco-friendly dyes, too.