Ski Wear Glossary

Within the Parallel and Parallel extreme range, we have developed a multitude of cleverly designed features alongside carefully selected high performing fabrics and materials; to ensure you have the ultimate adventure on the slopes.

 

To help you paint a clearer picture of what your ski and snowboarding clothing and equipment will offer; we've created a handy Parallel glossary which explains some key features and technical properties. This will give you a head start when choosing Parallel products this season.

 

Parallel Ski Wear

 

Isodry Fabric - Waterproof, highly breathable and windproof with taped seams.

 

Taped Seams - A waterproof membrane is heat sealed on the under side of the seam to make the garment fully impenetrable from the elements.

 

Breathable Fabric - A breathable fabric will allow body heat to escape from the garment, which helps to moderate heat and keep you dry.

 

Windproof membrane - Acts as a barrier against external winds, whilst enabling body heat to escape. Insulated - When a garment is insulated, there is an additional layer within the garment to provide further protection from the elements.

 

Snow Skirt - A protective skirt close to the hem of the jacket, which helps prevent snow spray and the elements from moving into the main body of the ski or snowboarding jacket.

 

Underarm Ventilation - Pit zips: when opened, these allow air to move freely into an area of the jacket under the arms.

 

Internal Stretch Storm Cuff - This is an additional elasticated cuff which is inside the arms of the ski or snowboarding jacket.

 

Thermolite Socks - Parallel Thermolite ©: the thermolite yarn provides lightweight insulation and superior movement of

moisture without added bulk.

 

Integrated Snow Gaiter - This is a gaiter built in the snow pants or salopettes to help prevent snow spray and slush from getting in.