With riders like Bode Meril, Tadashi Fuse and Wolle Nyvelt donning Billabong threads, it’s a clothing brand that has become as trusted on the harshest alpine peaks as it is in a lineup on the Gold Coast. Their 2020/21 winter offering consists mainly of two outerwear lines. The first is their Adventure Division, purpose-built for lasting waterproofing, breathability and durability in the mountain environment. The second is the Prime series, with a variety of fabrics and looks, designed wearing on and off the mountain.
“This year’s key highlight from Billabong is the implementation of their Recycler programme”
Asides from the impressive 45K Sympatex waterproof membrane found in the A-Div jackets and pants, this year’s key highlight from Billabong is the implementation of their Recycler programme, taken from their boardshorts. Select pieces, including the Quest and Reach jackets, are now made from recycled PET. Billabong claims this production method is saving millions of plastic bottles from ending up in landfill or the ocean.
Asides from pretty retro colourways in many of the mid-layers from Billabong this season, they are also utilising “Graphene” in their construction. It’s a material which substantially increases thermal properties of the garment and keeps you significantly warmer than conventional fleece material.
Take a look below for a preview of some of the gear for the coming season and stay tuned for more in-depth reviews dropping in our Buyer’s Guide later this year.