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The Pill Selection FW20/21

by Giulia Boccola

In the last months we have been wandering around fairs, events and presentations of FW21 collations. Our crew has selected the coolest new products for next winter. A little bit of rumors for the most curious of products.

Adidas Terrex – Primeknit Jacket

Technical and performance jacket created by adidas Terrex for fast hiking. Designed with a single piece of seamless knitted fabric, it guarantees maximum freedom of movement and protection from the elements. Targeted ventilation and temperature regulation thanks to the body mapping.

Alpina – 5W1NG

A true legend. The glasses that were most successful in the 1980s are still on the market and adapt to various circumstances. The large version range and Quattroflex lenses guarantee maximum wearability. Avant-garde and polarized, they are made to inspire.

Arc’teryx – Alpha SV Jacket

Redesigned for the 2020 autumn as an intermediate layer, it features a cleaner silhouette and updated materials. The new Tyono 20 fabric is lightweight, windproof and offers exceptional abrasion resistance, while its Coreloft Compact insulation keeps you warm even when wet.

Camp – Corsa Race

Designed for ski mountaineering competitions, this ice ax enhances the meaning of lightness. The result was obtained by reducing the thickness of the handle material in several places and removing the snow insert. It is not suitable for use on very demanding mixed terrains and ice.

Dolomite – Miage Peak GTX

Precision, comfort and lightweight, these are the essential characteristics that make it the new reference point for climbers. The Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort Duratherm lining guarantees waterproofness and thermal insulation, while the Peak FC sole assures excellent cushioning and grip.

Crazy – Pull Neutron Man

A technical sweatshirt to be used as a second layer. Highly breathable, it is light and versatile, the perfect companion to have in your backpack on the mountains. Made of HP3D, it is very resistant and thanks to its honeycomb construction it acts as a thermoregulator. Athletic fit.

DMD – Yeti

Designed with cutting-edge materials and technologies, it offers a high degree of protection and comfort. Rear ventilation system and high quality mousse inside for better shock absorption. Three different caps for maximum wearability.

Dachstein – SP 02 GTX W

A highly technical product that integrates extremely resistant and light Spectra fibers. Waterproof winter mid cut thanks to the Gore-Tex membrane, soft fleece lining and Vibram Ice sole with Arctic Grip compound for a completely new traction.

Black Diamond – Technician Approach

An ultra-light and performing approach shoe, with a precision fit that allows you to face the most technical terrains. Ultra breathable and resistant EnduroKnit upper for better temperature control and BlackLabel Mountain rubber sole to provide maximum grip.

Black Diamond – Session Approach

Designed for every daily activity, from the gym, to the crag to the city. The integrated shoe wraps the foot like a sock and the breathable mesh upper regulates the temperature. The elastic and folding heel allows easier insertion of the foot.

E9 – Mimmo

Long-sleeved men’s hooded shirt. Comfortable and regular fit, it has two large side pockets and the logo embroidered on the front. Made entirely in Italy, it is part of the new autumn/winter 2020 collection.

E9 – Rondo

The new climbing pants of the urban line designed for men and made of velvet to face the coldest autumn days. With a slim fit, they offer maximum comfort and excellent freedom of movement. Made in Italy, it has adjustable waist and bottom leg.

La Sportiva – G2 Evo

The boot designed for extreme mountaineering and for those prolonged work at low temperatures. The internal hull has a 4-layer insulating structure and it features a Double Boa Fit System which is located inside the gaiter for the upper part and outside for the lower part.

La Sportiva – Stellar

Lightweight and versatile women’s ski touring boot thanks to triple compatibility with Tour, Trab TR2 and tech bindings. Wide range of movement of the ankle thanks to the EZ Flex Overlap Tongue joint, safe and quick closure thanks to the Swing Lock closure system. Safe and responsive downhill.

Ferrino – Instinct 30+5

With an essential line, it is ideal for any type of mountaineering. Made in Dyneema, it is resistant to traction and tearing and has an unparalleled weight/strength ratio thanks to the mix of DCF fabric and 50D polyester. Performing and solid thanks to SuperFabric inserts.

Ferrino – Rutor 30

With an essential line, it is ideal for any type of mountaineering. Made in Dyneema, it is resistant to traction and tearing and has an unparalleled weight/strength ratio thanks to the mix of DCF fabric and 50D polyester. Performing and solid thanks to SuperFabric inserts.

Fjällräven – Expedition Latt Hoodie W

This jacket designed specifically for the female market is more waisted and softer. Ideal companion for any winter activity, it is made of 100% recycled nylon, while the padding, made of an ultra-light insulating layer, is in 100% recycled polyester.

Fjällräven – Expedition Latt Hoodie

Ideal for hiking and other winter activities, this padded jacket has been designed both as a second layer, to be used under a shell to provide extra warmth and as an external layer when conditions are milder. Made of 100% recycled nylon, it is light and compressible.

La Sportiva – Aragon

Climbing shoe ideal for indoor structures which has a double velcro fastening ideal for beginners and for all those who prefer comfort. Comfortable and quick to put on, it features an unlined leather upper for greater adaptability to the foot.

La Sportiva – Jackal GTX

Winter running shoe in Gore-Tex membrane with Invisible Fit technology dedicated to ultra distances thanks to the guaranteed cushioning of the Eva midsole with high energy return. Comfortable fit and a large fit.

Haglofs – Vassi GTX Pro

The jacket designed by skiers for skiers, able to tackle freeride at the highest level. Designed to withstand the harsh winter conditions of the northern areas, it is resistant, breathable and waterproof thanks to the three-layer Gore-Tex Pro membrane. Built-in Recco reflector.

Deuter – Freerider Pro

Ideal for every winter adventure. In addition of a large zippered opening on the rear panel, this backpack has an easy access without the need to unhook the gears tied on the outside, it also has a roll top closure that can offer 10L extra of capacity.

Hanwag – Banks Winter

Made from 100% Gold Working Group certified Nubuck leather, this hiking boot offers maximum comfort during winter hiking. It has an high cut and features a soft Gore-Tex lining, a Vibram Ice Trek sole and a warm, insulating footbed.

Karpos – Marmolada Jacket

Ski touring jacket also ideal for demanding climbing, thanks to its construction with different fabrics that provides greater breathability and greater protection where needed. Waterproof and breathable, it is also made with a windproof ripstop fabric.

Kayland – Cross Ground Gtx

Ultralight backpacking boot designed for long distances. It offers maximum comfort and an excellent cushioning thanks to the double-intensity Eva midsole, while the Vibram Fourà Evo sole allows a correct rolling of the foot. Ergonomic, comfortable, traditional and innovative.

Zamberlan – Eiger 3030

Climbing model ideal for alpine expeditions is made of technical elastic cordura and has a Gore-Tex Insulated lining that guarantees excellent insulation and thanks to the Boa Fit System, you can tighten and loosen the tension with a simple gesture and without taking off your gloves.

Gregory – Targhee Fast Track

The new ski touring backpack equipped with an innovative system for transporting skis which, thanks to the Fast Truck friction hook system, over short distances, allows you to quickly fix them without removing the backpack. Back and padding designed for alpine use and FusionLite suspension system.

Odlo – Performance Warm Eco

Odlo becomes more and more sustainable, using 100% recycled polyester and presenting a new baselayer line with some technical innovations, including seamless body mapping that combines the organic integration of 3D structures with mesh structures. Comfortable and with a modern look.

Keen – Revel IV Mid Polar

A versatile product, designed to better face winter hiking. Designed with a new style for both men and women, able to offer great experiences in the mountains, both on the snow and on the trails. Medium-cut boot, comfortable and in favor of sustainability.

Lafuma – Lapland Warm Parka

New in the FW20 collection, this jacket is very environmentally friendly, in fact it features a Repreve padding made from recycled plastic bottles and the outer fabric is in 50% recycled polyester. Modern, warm and waterproof thanks to the Climactive membrane.

Millet – Trilogy 30 E-1

Lightweight and strength for this mountaineering backpack that incorporates the new Alpride electric airbag system and which represents the lightest backpack on the market. It has the possibility to remove the system and extend its volume. Functional and versatile, it is ideal for ski touring and freeride.

Lowa – Saana Gtx W

Sporty winter footwear with a sneaker look ideal for a city tour on colder days. The Saana has a casual look, is very comfortable and features a thin Gore-Tex Partelana lining for warm feet and a loden collar.

Masters – Skitour Pro Calu

With the intention of devoting more attention to the needs of the ski mountaineer, Masters for the 2020/2021 collection proposes this model in CaluTech to guarantee maximum lightness, strength and flexibility. The news are the Eva palm knob with extension and the padded handrail.

Skimo Carbon

This pole represents the news of the entire collection. It weigh only 163g per piece and it is also the only one made of 100% carbon fiber tube with a 3K finish. It features a cork knob and soft Eva extension, the Comfort handrail and a wheel with a tungsten tip.

Peak Performance – Vertical Pro Jacket

A jacket developed in close collaboration with their professional skiers, it is made with the new Gore-Tex Pro, more breathable and resistant membrane combined with the new Gore-Tex Pro Stretch on the back and neck for even greater comfort. Integrated Recco system.

Vertical Pro Pant

Low profile dungaree pants made of Gore -Tex Pro and Gore -Tex Pro Stretch on the knees for greater comfort. Equipped with everything you need in the mountains in terms of protection, freedom of movement and style. Waterproof, windproof and breathable.

Elan – Ripstick

Designed for the most demanding terrains and to meet the needs of the most careful skiers, the Ripstick combines a carbon reinforcement on the internal edges for greater power and stability at high speeds when turning, together with carbon bars in the wooden core to decrease its weight.

Ripstick Women

A ski revised and made even more performing to satisfy the most demanding skiers. This high-performance ski perfectly mixes a lightweight construction for soft and fluid skiing with unparalleled versatility. Ideal on the slope as in the backcountry. Lightweight, lively and stable.

Dynafit – Blacklight Pro

80mm central width, Paulonia core with lightweight carbon construction and a minimum weight of 900g make it the ideal ski for those aiming at top performances. New Pin Skin system in order to fix the skins at the ski thanks to a pin and its insert.

Speed Superlite 150 binding

Speed binding dedicated to climbers. Made of aluminum and weighing only 150g, it is very versatile and offers the possibility of adjustment on DIN values from 4 to 13. Reliable and safe in all conditions, it has a high energy transmission capacity on the ski.

Mons Royale – Bella Tech Hood

Baselayer made of Ultra Light Merino Air Con wool fabric, breathable and odor resistant. A comfortable and thermoregulating garment, to always stay warm and dry. The perfect garment to wear under the jacket to better face the cold winter days.

Mons Royale – Yotei Powder Hood LS

100% merino wool baselayer that represents a mix of style, comfort and high performance. Thanks to the integrated balaclava it is the perfect garment for outings in fresh snow. Made of biodegradable fabric, it offers a slim fit and guarantees maximum heat in colder conditions.

Montura – Air Action Hybrid Jacket

Designed for dynamic outdoor activities such as mountaineering and climbing, this men’s jacket is super weatherproof and it is made of 3-layer new Gore-tex Active nylon. It has a hood and a base with elastic and several zip pockets.

Montura – Anton Pro Jacket

Waterproof men’s jacket made of 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro stretch nylon fabric ideal for mountaineering and various outdoor activities. It has zip openings under the arms for greater ventilation and to access the items worn underneath.

Nordica – HF Elite 

The boot designed for senior skiers that responds to the motto “Keep it Simple”, to be worn without the help of your hands. Performing, convenient and easy to use. Equipped with a Michelin sole for greater walking safety and an integrated Therm-ic heating system.

Mountain Hardwear – Sky Ridge Gore-Tex Jacket

Shell jacket that features a waterproof and breathable 2L Gore-Tex fabric with reinforcements in some areas to face the most demanding days of the season. Helmet compatible hood thanks to the three-way drawstring adjustment and two large chest pockets with zip.

Ortovox – Tour Rider

The lightweight ski touring backpack with a clean design. It fits snugly and offers great freedom of movement. Made of PFC-free polyester, it has a compartment dedicated to safety with blade and probe housing separate from the main one.

Ortovox – Haute Route

The reference ski touring backpack is now also improved. Practical, lightweight and with a clean design, it has an anatomical backrest that follows the profile of the body to ensure maximum adherence even at full load. Made of PFC-free nylon.

Leki – Pacemaker Lite

Specialized Nordic Walking pole that guarantees a direct transfer of power, a secure grip and maximum comfort. 85% made by carbon content and a thin diameter of only 14mm. Redesigned Shark Frame Strap, made of breathable mesh.

Outdoor Research – Archangel Jacket

Designed for alpine climbing, this jacket uses the new generation of Gore-Tex Pro fabrics that are waterproof and stretchy in the upper back and in the hood to ensure maximum mobility. Breathable and durable.

Oxyburn – Calza Escape

This sock allows to shorten the recovery time of muscle tone and to speed up the disposal of lactic acid. Its structure guarantees a perfect fit and a total foot protection. The Dryarn polypropylene layer is antibacterial and breathable.

Rab – Khroma

Rab has created his first clothing collection for ski touring and Khroma represents the evolution of the brand in this direction. Ideal for ski touring, it is waterproof, breathable, warm and comfortable and available in 15 different styles for men and women.

PrAna – Polar Escape

PrAna presents a super soft fleece in 100% recycled polyester. In Teddy Bear style, it is welcoming, warm and super soft. The capsule includes three models: the Polar Escape Vest, the Jacket and the Half Zip. It offers a high wearing comfort, it is permeable to air and quick-drying.

Salewa – Mtn Trainer 2 Winter Gtx

The boot that won the Ispo Gold Award 2020 for the hiking footwear category. Comfortable and versatile, it combines the functionality of natural materials with innovative technologies. Responsive technology midsole for better thermal comfort and faster fatigue recovery.

Salewa – Diadem Mild

The sleeping bag of the South Tyrolean brand that features the innovative Responsive technology, developed to reactivate the energy of the human body through a mixture of minerals, which give prolonged thermal comfort and faster recovery from fatigue.

Salewa – Sella Responsive 3L Jacket

Three-layer shell for mountaineering and ski touring, equipped with the innovative Powertex Responsive, a light, waterproof, breathable, windproof and anti-abrasion fabric that hides a mixture of minerals inside that recycle the energy of the body for a faster recovery from fatigue.

Picture – Areon Jacket

Elegant and eco friendly, this three-layer stretch jacket offers targeted breathability during high-intensity activities and presents the new rigid shell of biological origin made with reused sugar cane waste converted into polyester.

Picture – Horse Jacket

Innovative, elegant, comfortable and versatile hybrid jacket suitable for outdoor adventures and urban explorations. Pertex Quantum technology provides a lightweight, warm and windproof protection, while Polartec Power Stretch increases freedom of movement. A real must have!

Salomon – Shift Pro 130

The boot that combines the stability and power of an alpine ski boot with the versatility of a ski touring boot. Anatomically designed, the boot wraps the foot ensuring an easy fit and thanks to its weight of 1.63kg it is quite light for climbing.

Salomon – Shift Pro 110 W

Designed for true speed and for powder snow lovers that also like to struggle occasionally with some climbs. This 4-hook boot combines stability, power and versatility to enjoy every aspect of the mountain. Anatomically designed.

Super Natural – Storm Hoodie

It combines merino wool and polyester which together offer maximum comfort, style and functionality. The natural elasticity of merino wool and the durability of polyester allow a stable shape and a durable product. The fit is regular and the surface is soft and comfortable to the touch.

Salomon – Stance 88 W

The narrowest women’s ski in the range ideal for zigzagging through the trees but also for drawing some turns on the slope. Thanks to the Karuba wood and poplar core, the ski is light, resistant and capable giving you safety in any situation.

Salomon – Stance 90

A ski created to give the best in any condition and designed for all mountain lovers. The Metal Twinframe construction, which uses two titanium plates to ensure greater adhesion of the sheets and the C/FX technology, create a resistant, safe ski that is able to absorb vibrations.

Smith – Altus

The modern low-profile helmet full of new features that offers an optimal fit thanks to the VaporFit system and boasts an ultra-light In Mold construction with the protection of Koroyd and Mips technology for better shock absorption.

Squad Mag

Six magnetic contact points to easily replace the cylindrical lens. ChromaPop technology for greater sharpness and visual precision given by AirEvac technology that reduces fogging and offers a comfortable fit. Respondive Fit frame to adapt to any physiognomy.

Ternua – Dynamic Jacket

A comfortable, warm and breathable men’s jacket, made with a Bluesign approved fabric. Waterproof and windproof, it offers excellent freedom of movement. It features a hood in bi-elastic fabric, a chin guard, two pockets and adjustable hems via an elastic drawstring.

Wild Tee – Lava Jacket

A light and comfortable windbreaker, essential to protect you from any weather conditions. Made of black stretch fabric with frizz effect, when moving it opens and closes the folds of the fabric, revealing its orange soul. Compressible, it can be folded into the inside pocket.

Scott – Superguide

The iconic skis in the Scott family, made even more performing for the 20/21 winter season. A lightweight Paulonia structure with Beech inserts and Carbon and Aramid reinforcements make it light and agile uphill, while the three-dimensional sidecut ensures stability on the steepest descents.

Trezeta – Shan WP

The waterproof thermal shoe designed for use on snow, compatible with snowshoes and suitable for the harsh climate, it is at the same time light and robust. Entirely waterproof, it features an upper treated with water stopper technology and a Heat Saver technology to keep feet warm.

Briko – Storm 2.0

With a simple and clean design, this helmet focuses attention on details. By combining different materials such as polycarbonate and ABS, it represents the perfect mix between lightness and safety. It guarantees an excellent fit thanks to the Slim Rollfit, which ensures ideal fit for every type of head.

Uyn – Skyon Magma Jacket

Unique in its kind, it perfectly combines a main structure in bi-stretch, windproof and waterproof fabric with inserts in Membrain 115, the first material in the world to mix the elasticity and breathability of a knit fabric with the water-repellent properties of an intelligent membrane.

Mico – Ski M1

A sock made of Dryarn polypropylene mesh for maximum moisture management and Lycra for high fit comfort. Anatomic Thermolite reinforcements for greater protection from the cold and elastic ankle anti-twist band. Localized protections for the tibial and peroneal muscles.

Asolo – Nuuk GV

Ideal for mountain hikes and city walks in snow and ice conditions, thanks to its mesh and polyester upper it is able to offer comfort and protection, while waterproofness and breathability are guaranteed by the Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort lining. Crystal sole with Arctic Grip compound.

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