Reinforced edges made of an ultra-durable material
Removable snow skirt.
The jacket and trousers can be linked to provide better coverage.
Large zipped air vent at the side for easily removing the shorts.
Gaiters that provide easy access to the buckles at the top of the boots. These are used to optimise the movement of boots with a ski/walk function by opening the upper buckles. Particularly useful for those who walk or use ski skins to seek out a great ski slope.
What should you wear under your ski trousers?
The first layer, e.g. skiing leggings base layer: breathable.
The second layer, e.g. padded shorts: insulation.
The third layer, the ski trousers: protection against rain, snow and wind.
The first layer
This keeps you dry by wicking away the perspiration from the skin to the other layers.
Ideally, close fitting breathable liner trousers that stop just above the ski boots.
The second layer
To provide warmth, you need to wear a second layer that insulates you from the cold. This function can be provided by a pullover, fleece or padded jacket.
Built-in padded jacket:
115 g/m² recycled wadding for good insulation.
Ergonomic fit. Fleece insert for warmth and freedom of movement.
Two zips for removing the padded shorts without having to remove the trousers.
The third layer
Protection from the outdoor elements (snow, rain and wind) by preventing them from entering (while still allowing perspiration to escape so that you do not feel "wet inside"). It should therefore ideally be waterproof and breathable. The third layer can also provide insulation in the case of lined trousers or jackets. This complements the properties of the second layer.
How can I prevent snow from entering when I fall?
The snow skirt is a protective system worn around the waist. It prevents snow and draughts from entering when practising wintersports, especially in the event of a fall. It can be fastened to the jacket using the 3 loops with a press stud.
How can I be sure my jacket is strong enough?
We know how much energy is expended during a day's skiing or snowboarding. That’s why we take particular care in choosing all the elements that make up our products to guarantee the best possible protection.
Can I be sure my jacket will protect me well in bad weather?
To tackle bad weather (rain, snow, wind, etc.), the FREERIDE 900 trousers were developed with a sophisticated component and assembly that prevents water from getting in and reduces wind chill. To validate the waterproof rating, the trousers were square under a special shower to replicate the conditions that a skier may face. We finally went skiing for several days in all types of conditions to validate the waterproofing of the product
What is the water repellent feature of my trousers for?
The water repellent property of a fabric is its ability to make water run off its surface without absorbing it. This prevents the fabric from absorbing water so that it stays lightweight, breathable and warm. The water-repellent property is obtained by applying a treatment to the outer surface of the fabric. This treatment needs to be reactivated during the lifetime of the garment when it is washed.
All the Wedze jackets have received a water repellent treatment.
Tutorial on how to wash your waterproof garment
With each wash, we recommend that you follow the set protocol to preserve all the technical features of your garment.
After three washes, restore the water repellent properties with a waterproof spray or wash-in product.
What is a membrane or coated component?
The coating is like paint applied to the inside of the fabric making the component waterproof while remaining breathable. It is often less costly than a membrane and needs to be protected by a lining. The membrane is a kind of very thin plastic film (polyurethane) that makes the component waterproof while remaining breathable. It has the advantage of being more flexible, lighter, more durable and often more breathable than a coating.
Water often gets in through the seams. Do my trousers have taped seams?
In addition to the waterproof fabric, the waterproofing of the FREERIDE 900 jacket has been enhanced by taping the seams. These are waterproof adhesive strips taped to the inside seams of the garment to make it perfectly watertight.
This garment has been validated in a shower test under 450 L/m²/hour of water for 4 hours. This test replicates the conditions of a tropical typhoon.
How do my ski trousers keep me warm?
We use removable padded shorts to keep you warm. The wadding is a polyester-based synthetic material that traps more or less air according to the size of the fibres. There are standard, high-tech and silicone coated wadding materials that each provide different properties (warmth, lightness, elasticity, etc.)
In the spring and autumn, it may be preferable to wear simple breathable liner shorts rather than padded shorts so that you don't feel too hot.
What are "breathable" trousers?
This is the capacity of the ski trousers to let the water vapour produced by the body escape during physical effort so you stay dry. To find out if a fabric is breathable, we measure its total evaporative resistance RET (test based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. Wedze uses technical components and solutions (zips, ventilation, mesh) that prevent condensation inside the garment.
What is the RECCO® system?
All our Freeride jackets and trousers are equipped with the RECCO® system.
With the RECCO® technology, you can be located in the event of an avalanche. Someone who is equipped with RECCO® reflectors and is buried in the snow can be quickly and accurately located by the emergency services using the RECCO® tracker. RECCO reflectors are not a substitute for an avalanche beacon. The RECCO® technology works as a complementary measure, increasing the chances of being found in time.