We put the fully featured Peak Performance Women’s Teton Ski Pant and Jacket through it’s paces this winter on hill and out of bounds. With Peak Performance’s reputation for high quality and a price to match we wanted to see if you get bang for your buck. Here’s the run down.
Both the Women’s Teton Ski Pant and Jacket have been designed with a relaxed fit to be worn with multiple layers so you can adjust your climate to the conditions. The jacket is longer in the back than the front to help keep the snow out and includes 2 slits in bottom hem for ease of movement.
All black is not ideal for photos but on cold days it sure is warmer.
Each piece has impeccable attention to detail in the design right down to branding and includes the Recco system, which teams up with over 700 resorts and rescue services worldwide to offer additional security for skiers and riders by supporting rescuers to pinpoint a person’s precise location if lost or buried.
Gore-Tex® membrane is used throughout. With over 1.4 billion microscopic pores per square cm, it’s completely waterproof from the outside, while allowing moisture to move from the inside so you can stay warm and dry. On top of this seams are sealed with with Gore-Seam® TAPE with tiny stitch holes for waterproofness while skiing in demanding conditions. Overall breathability of both jacket and pants is second to none.
All pockets are sealed with waterproof zips. There is one zipped inner pocket inside outer chest pocket. Peak Performances pushes the envelope with the right hip pocket, which comes with an interior mesh mini pocket inside perfect for safely stashing car keys or other small more precious items. Generous dual waterproof zippers span the underarms so that you can turn on the air con either on the uptrack or on those spring ski days.
The generous velcro wrist adjustments are easy to grab with a gloved hand. A feature of note is the interior wrist gaiter made of a silky stretch fabric which feels great next to skin, promotes warmth and further seals the wrist area off from any cold draughts or snow that may creep in.
There is no doubt that Peak Performance is one of the leaders in designing and manufacturing quality ski apparel. This is evident in the impeccable attention to detail and design using latest Gore-Tex fabric and seam sealing technologies mentioned above.
The Teton women’s jacket and pant come fully featured so they have you covered for inbounds and day adventures out of bounds. You name it they have thought of it - goggle wipes, key pocket, silky interior wrist cuffs. When you wear a fully featured jacket like the Teton you feel very well looked after. Perhaps for multi-day trips where you would be carrying weight I would opt for a lighter jacket given the choice though the pants would be light enough and protect you exceptionally well from harsh conditions that you may meet on a ridge.
Both jacket and pants team up superbly well as a closed system to keep the snow and the weather out—a great reason to wear the two together. For resort skiing there really is nothing I would add to the system. When it comes to ski touring however the suite is a little on the heavier side and the thigh pocket on the pants doesn’t appear to accommodate a beacon, i.e. there is nothing to secure a transceiver into that pocket so I wouldn’t recommend using it as such. This would be a feature I would love to see added in since it’s nice to have the option now that we have more compact transceivers on the market. Other than that the pants are keepers for me. I have historically worn bibs but after wearing these for the season I am ready to let go of the bib and all those extra straps. These pants are cut with so much care and precision that they feel great to wear, they are relaxed enough to accommodate a variety of layering systems whilst still being comfortable thanks to the adjustment features of the waist. They open up well for venting on the up track, which I used on a number of occasions later in the season and on top of that they are flattering. I’d love to say the same about the jacket because it too has the same care and precision in design and detailing unfortunately the cut of the jacket wasn’t my style. I would say it’s more of a snowboard style—looser at the waist, straight up and down. For my ski apparel I prefer a flattering feminine cut a.k.a. sexy because I want to feel like a woman when I ski. I mean there are already enough bros in the business right? I look forward to seeing next seasons colours too, this seasons colour ranges felt a little serious—other than the pink pants of course.
Teton 2 Layer Ski Jacket
Weight: 660g / 23.3oz
Sizes: xs, s, m, l, xl
Colours: Salute Blue, White, Pink Planet, Dustier Blue
Teton 2 Layer Ski Pant
Weight: 560g /19.75oz
Sizes: xs, s, m, l, xl
Colours: Blue Steel, Olive Extreme, Salute Blue, White, Pink Planet, Black
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