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Quiksilver Steeze Jacket and Snow Down Pants 2022-2023 Review

Tested and selected for our top 100 snowboard products of the year: the Quiksilver Steeze Jacket and Snow Down Pants

  • Price Jacket: £210 / €240
  • Price Pants: £180 / €200
  • Waterproof / Breathability: 10K/5K Jacket & 15K/10K Pants
  • Category: Resort
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, (XXL for jacket)

Why We Chose The Quiksilver Steeze Jacket and Snow Down Pants: Unisex fit and in our opinion the most eye-catching outerwear design of this season.

Austen Sweetin and Miles Fallon’s signature line is all about the youthfulness and fun of snowboarding, hence why the High Altitude embodies the baggy fits and playful prints with designs inspired by the early 90s combined with a modern twist.

“The Quiksilver Steeze Jacket and Snow Down Pants are about bold colours, comfort, and steeze, while offered at a reasonable price”

Now, back for a third year, Quiksilver’s High Altitude line has been a success amongst both the team riders and the everyday consumers. So successful in fact that for 22/23 some of the products have been designed in a unisex fit, including the Steeze Jacket and Snow Down Pants.

Who Are The Quiksilver Steeze Jacket and Snow Down Pants For?

The Quiksilver Steeze Jacket and Snow Down Pants are about bold colours, comfort, and steeze, while offered at a reasonable price. If you’re looking for an eye-catching shell to lap the park in, or to cruise through the resort in, then this is for you. And, for this year, Quiksilver is inviting the female riders to join the fun by introducing a unisex fit, making the jacket and pants a great choice for all genders.

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Materials and Construction

The waterproofing on both the Steeze jacket (10K) and the Snow Down pants (15K) is more than sufficient to keep you dry even in downpours and heavy snow. With a slightly higher waterproofing on the pants, they’re sufficient enough for you to spend time sitting down on your knees and bum as well, within a reasonable time of course.

When it comes to sustainability points, Quiksilver is scoring fairly high here too as 52% of both the fabric on the jacket and pants is made using recycled nylon. In fact, since 2021, 93% of Quiksilver’s outerwear line is made using sustainable components, whilst 100% of their black linings are solution die, meaning less water and energy has been consumed in the colouring process.

Both the jacket and the pants have also been given an extra boost of waterproofing and the chosen durable water repellency coating isn’t just a great choice for added protection, as Quiksilver’s uses a PFC-free DWR. In other words, this means no Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) chemicals have been added to the coating, as they lack the inability to decompose naturally, lingering on in the air, thus harming animals and humans.

“The waterproofing on both the Steeze jacket (10K) and the Snow Down pants (15K) is more than sufficient to keep you dry even in downpours and heavy snow”

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”

Roundup

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.

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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)
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Tester’s Verdict 2022/23

Coming soon…

Trade Secrets

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.”

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