For some skiers at Thread the Needle, the Stio Environ bib—made for men and women—was their favorite piece of the week.
“Resort shredders. These pants aren’t the most breathable, but they sure are comfortable. Unzip the vent to cool off, and ride these all season at your local hill,” said Sam Taggart.
“The fit is dialed,” said Crystal Sagan. “I can move freely without being restricted with enough room through the thigh for true skier legs to get into a full tuck or hike uphill without getting tight and restricting movement.”
Old Cloudveil fans will recognize some similarities in this Jackson Hole-based brand with some shared roots. Both the jacket and pant are made with a three-layers, featuring a Toray Dermizax fabric, 20k/10k waterproof/breathability, a DWR finish, and a tricot backer that makes them soft to the touch.
On the pant, zips on both sides go from the knee to the top of the leg for lots of venting and easy pee breaks, while the pockets are roomy enough for stashes of bacon. The jacket has cuff zippers that allow it to go over or under a glove easily, a removable hood, and a clean design.
“It’s a great start for a new brand,” said Brit Barnes. “Building a good pant for the customer that want a more local brand. Not the highest of fit quality, but yet great.”