The term ‘technical outerwear’ covers a pretty broad spectrum, from ripstop Nylon trousers to waterproof Gore-Tex jackets to down-filled insulators. Yep, outerwear is a big thing. It makes up all the components that keep our bodies protected from the elements, which is undeniably important, whether you’re an experienced alpinist or a first-time snowboarder. Wearing protective, breathable and waterproof clothing could make the difference between an awesome day and a miserable, cold and wet day in the mountains, which is why we’ve explained it all in the features section of every single product. From proprietary fabrics from The North Face, to innovative technologies from Black Diamond and specialised warranties from Patagonia, we’ll provide you with the know-how to find the gear that suits your needs. Happy shopping!