To love the mountains is to protect the mountains. The new Shuksan series from VAUDE is aimed at green pioneers, true alpinists who want to break new ground and leave a lasting impact behind. To conserve fossil-based raw materials, VAUDE uses a high degree of recycled materials and environmental expertise. The robust, elastic shell is made of 85% recycled polyamide, while the lining is made from 100% recycled polyester. The PTFE-free Ceplex Green Membrane between the two layers consists partly of recycled polyurethane with S-Cafe®, which is obtained from reprocessed coffee grounds. Circulatory thinking par excellence!
Form follows function
The design and features of these touring pants have been well thought out, down to the very last detail. The Shuksan Hybrid Pants are waterproof, windproof and extremely breathable at the front and seat thanks to the innovative and environmentally friendly 3-layer material. The back of the legs and the waistband are extremely vapor permeable due to high-stretch Windproof 80 softshell material. Side ventilation zips enhance microclimate regulation. The cut is narrow and athletic for excellent walking comfort on ascents with skis or light climbing. The narrow fit of the leg is also perfect for use with crampons. Stretchy Cordura® reinforcements at the leg cuffs offer protection against sharp ski edges. Two pockets on the front can be used to store an avalanche device, lift pass or an energy bar. Even when wearing a harness, smaller objects can be easily reached.
The Shuksan 3L Jacket is also fully tailored to the needs of alpinists versed in handling rope and an ice axe. Thanks to the long sleeve length, the jacket won’t slip out of your harness even when stretching wide for the next hold; the adjustable hood is fully helmet-friendly. Large front pockets offer enough space for warm gloves or a ski pass. On ski tours, your skins can also be stowed close to your body where they’ll stay warm in cold temperatures. Two lateral, higher set pockets provide space for smaller items, which are also handy when your hipbelt is closed. A hat or ski goggles can be stored in the mesh pocket.
A clean, technical look, a high stretch factor and sophisticated performance make the Shuksan series the first choice for alpinists. These products will be available in men’s and women’s versions starting Fall 2017.