Take whatever line feels right. Seek speed. Surrender to joy. Ride the Moment, Surf the Mountain.
Quiksilver has pulled no punches with trialling their new range ‘Surf the Mountain’. And what better way to find out if the gear is worth the hype than getting a gnarly gang of extreme sports scientists to carry out the research?
Meet the mavericks, Travis Rice, Austen Sweetin, Red Gerard, Bryan Fox and Mikey Wright. An elite team of risk-taking riders, experts in the game, masters of land and sea. Quiksilver sent this dare-devil crew to surf and snow hotspot, Vancouver Island, where the boys dived into a week of high-altitude action.
Wild and unbroken, where else than Canada could be more suited for a week of edge-of-your-seat adventure? The extreme conditions on the mountain are harsh, but welcomed, as ‘Surf the Mountain’ snow wear has been developed to take on the chill with unwavering ease.
‘Surf the Mountain’ focuses on performance. A vibrant and fearless array of high-tech gear that provides you with the confidence to pull off some impressive moves. Quiksilver’s commitment to sustainability has filtered through the ‘Surf the Mountain’ range, using sustainable materials such as recycled fabrics, PFC-Free DWR finishes and Eco Insulation.
Welcome “madman” Travis Rice, a guy who knows the secret to taming treacherous terrains. The champion of backcountry lines, Travis understands the importance of clothing that allows you to focus on the road ahead. The Quiksilver High Line Pro Price 3L Jacket has been made collaboratively with the fireball himself, delivering on breathability, durability and comfort. Labelled ‘Unrestrictive Armour’ by Travis, there is no wonder why everyone who tries on this jacket wants one.
A true original and certified thrill seeker, speed demon Austen Sweetin is sure to have put this collection through its paces. With cat-like reflexes and a fun approach to riding, Austin needs clothing that is as bold, creative and as cool as him. Just like his smooth riding style, the Quiksilver Radicalo Jacket makes a mockery of sub-zero temperatures, effortlessly knocking back the chill with its first-rate waterproofing and insulation.
The most recent recruit to the Quiksilver team is Red Gerard. Don’t let his fresh-faced youth fool you, this Olympic gold medallist and superstar shredder has been perfecting his skills on the pow since he was just 2 years old! Red needs gear that can keep up with his fast and flawless riding, and the Quiksilver Highline Pro 3L Pant provides the flexibility, comfort and weather resistance he requires to succeed on the snow.
When it comes to protecting his playgrounds, Bryan Fox is serious. This snowboarding superstar chooses to only wear clothing that delivers on style and sustainability. The Quiksilver Snow Down Pants are perfect for Bryan; they are durable, reliable and breathable trousers that match his dedication to reducing his impact on the planet. They are created in part with BLUE OCEAN recycled polyester, an innovative yarn made from recycled plastic bottles. His love for tearing down the mountain and commitment to conservation are shoulder to shoulder with the DNA of this ice-cold collection.
So, after a week of first-hand testing, we are sure the boys pushed the boundaries of what ‘Surf the Mountain’ can do. It is thrilling to see a snow collection as good as this one and we can’t wait for you to check out some of the phenomenal pieces we have on our site. We can’t think of a group of people more qualified to investigate the quality and performance of snow gear, and we know it has been taken for one hell of a test drive.
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