2017 will mark 30 years of Rip Curl’s Mountainwear division. Back in 1987, the iconic Aussie surfwear brand’s founders decided the time was right to extend ‘The Search’ beyond the world’s beaches and to the snowcapped peaks that surfers were increasingly gravitating towards in the winter months.
This odyssey led them from Mt Buller, to Chamonix, Canada, Chile, Alaska, New Zealand, Abkhazia and beyond, and saw them pioneering such innovations as STL (stitchless technology), their super-flexing Gum Series and Ultimate Gum Search Suit, not to mention integrating ultra-pimp technologies such as Cocona/37.5 in order to keep riders dry while respecting the environment.
To mark this triple-decade occasion, Rip Curl have produced what they believe to be the Ultimate Search Outfit – a combination of pinnacle products (30 Years One Piece Zip Free and Freeride Airbag Vest). All of which combine to give serious backcountry Searchers the tools they need for the wildest weather conditions.