Reinforced inside legs in ultra-durable fabric
Gaiters enable easy access to the hooks on the top of the boots to optimise the opening of the boots with the skiing/walking function by opening the hooks on the upper. Particularly useful for those who walk or use skins to get to a great slope.
What should you wear under your skiing trousers?
The first layer is like skiing leggings: breathable.
The second layer is like down shorts: Insulation
The third layer, the skiing trousers: protection against the rain, snow and wind.
The first layer
It enables you to remain dry by wicking away perspiration from the skin towards the other layers.
Ideally, close fitting breathable liner trousers that stop just above the ski boots.
The second layer
To keep you warm, you will need a second layer that insulates you from the cold. That is what sweaters, fleeces and down jackets are for.
Integrated down jacket:
Recycled wadding 115g/sqm, for good insulation.
Ergonomic style. Fleece insert for warmth and freedom of movement.
Two zips that enable you to remove the liner shorts without having to remove the trousers.
The third layer:
Protection from the elements (snow, rain and wind) by keeping them out (while letting perspiration out to not be wet on the inside"). Ideally, it will be waterproof AND breathable. The third layer can also insulate, for example trousers or lined jackets, and therefore complement the second layer.
How can I prevent snow from getting in when I fall?
The snow skirt belt is a protective system worn around the waist. It prevents snow and air from entering during practice and especially in the case of a fall. It can be attached to the jacket thanks to three loops with press studs.
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 FREE 900 jacket was developed with a sophisticated component and assembly that prevents water from getting in and reduces wind chill. To check that they are efficiently waterproof and watertight, these trousers have been placed in a special shower reproducing the conditions a skier may have to cope with. Finally, we wore the product for several days' skiing under all conditions to validate its waterproof rating
What's the point of having water-repellent trousers?
The water repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to allow water to run off its surface without seeping in. The Free 900 trousers are made from water-repellent materials to prolong their resistance to bad weather. This is an additional technical solution for staying dry for as long as possible on the ski slopes. You should repeat this treatment regularly using products sold in our stores to maintain these properties.
What is a membrane and what's it for?
The membrane is a very fine component applied to the inner surface of the outer fabric. This hydrophilic component prevents water from seeping in while wicking away perspiration. The membrane is unbeatable when it comes to staying warm and dry.
Water often gets in through the seams. Do my trousers have taped seams?
As well as the waterproof material, we use sealed seams to make the FREERIDE 900 trousers more waterproof. These are waterproof adhesive strips taped to the inside seams of the garment to make it perfectly watertight.
How will my ski trousers keep me warm?
We use wadding liner shorts to keep you warm. The wadding is a synthetic material with a polyester base that stores a greater or lesser quantity of air depending on the size of fibres used. There are different types of wadding, including standard, technical and siliconized, which all have different properties (for warmth, lightness and suppleness...)
In mid-season, it may be better to wear simple breathable liner shorts instead of the down liner shorts, to not be too hot.
What are "breathable" trousers?
It's the ski trousers' ability to let moisture produced during exercise escape to the outside, in order to keep you dry. To find out if a fabric is breathable, its evaporative resistance, called RET (standardized test ISO 11092), is measured. The lower the RET, the more breathable the fabric. Wedze uses technical components and solutions (zips, ventilation, mesh) preventing condensation inside the garment.