Fit and Features
The already baggy fit combined with the unisex cut will make for a perfect oversized fit, especially for the ladies. However, both the jacket and the pants run quite short, so if you’re tall you might want to size up – this goes for both men and women.
As for features, Quiksilver knows that sometimes simplicity is key, and there’s no need to overdo it with the latest innovations. The jacket features an adjustable fixed hood, a fixed powder skirt, a large kangaroo pocket, a pass pocket, hand-warmer pockets with a key clip and mesh-lined underarm vents for added ventilation.
The pants come with a drawcord waist adjustment and an internal waist adjuster to make it easier to adjust them to a specific waist size, a lift ticket holder, mesh-lined venting and an elasticated bottom hem.
“The added comfort and unisex fit are a perfect cherry on top when you’re turning heads on the slopes”
Definitely one of the most outstanding and cheerful outerwear designs we’ve seen this season – it will be hard not to have a good time when riding down the slopes in these. The added comfort and unisex fit are a perfect cherry on top when you’re turning heads on the slopes.
- Unisex fit – we need more of this. Stoked that Quiksilver is making their collection more unisex thus providing the ladies preferring baggier fits with more options
- Design and patterns are very unique for what else is out there
- The short cut on the pants might be a problem for the long-legged riders
- Would be an added plus if the pants too would be offered in size XXL, especially considering the short cut on the legs (not sure though how much sizing up will affect the length)
Stella Pentti – SWrtier, Whitelines
“I’ve always been a big fan of Quiksilver and ever since they released their retro-vibey High Altitude collection I’ve been keen to see what interesting designs each season will bring.
I rode in the Quicksilver Steeze Jacket and Snow Down Pants for a full two days when out in France in mid-March. The unisex fit was great, and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so comfortable in any snowboard outerwear before. We were lucky with the weather though, as this is a plain shell, so without a puffy mid-layer underneath I’m pretty sure I would have been feeling the cold.
As for the cut, the S-sized jacket was a really good fit on me – it was just long enough and not over-oversized in the sense that I would have looked like I was drowning in it. The pants too felt really comfortable and made twisting and turning feel really easy as there was so much space compared to my go-to slightly tighter fitted snowboard pants. However, what I found to be a bit of an issue was the length of the pants. I’ve got quite long legs, so I struggled with the pants always rolling up over my boots.
All in all, I do have to say that Quik’s done a good job with fitting the outerwear to suit both genders, and I’m happy they do market it as unisex because the designs are really unique and just wearing them puts a smile on your face.”
Emily Puy – Global Snow Marketing Lead, Quiksilver
“Life looks different from a high altitude. The thin air. The warped world. The sense of euphoria. This silhouette is inspired by an elevated state of mind and made in a unisex fit, so everyone can point it from this perspective.
The Steeze Jacket has a vintage Nylon look inspired from Quisilver 90’s Snow product lightweight. The Ocean made Nylon Shell keep the performance level high and the ocean clean. The shell of this product was made with recycled nylon from old fishing buoys that were polluting the sea. The jacket features a 10K Dryflight technology for Waterproofing, Breathability and durability.
Sustainability is truly key with a PFC FREE hydrophobic treatment for a durable and eco-friendly water repellent treatment that will keep you dry while being kind to the planet.”