White Rock Snow Gear is designed and manufactured to exceptional standards. Their philosophy is to make ski and snowboard wear that they would like to wear and use themselves, so all their gear is both functional and fashionable. With designs for both beginners and experts alike, White Rock’s 2009/10 Snow Gear Range is a great product range to keep you looking and feeling great on the piste.
White Rock are trail-blazers of ski wear innovation, and many of their products have technical features to help keep you dry, protected and warm (but not too hot) on the slopes.
White Rock Snow Gear / Ski Wear explained:
Micro Fibre 8000
This soft, tactile fabric has great ‘handle’ (feel) but it’s also highly technical.
It has the ability to remain waterproof even in the worse of weather and this ability is measured by applying water at pressure over a given period of time. The fabric we use has a ‘hydrostatic head’ of 8,000mm - this means it has the ability to withstand the water pressure exerted by an 8 meter high drain pipe full of water for a 24 hour period.
360 degree stretch
Self explanatory really but be aware that some ‘stretch’ fabric on the market only stretches in 2 ways or 4 ways - our fabric stretches ALL ways and so moves better with you as you move.
3 in 1
This highly adaptable jacket comes with a second ‘zip out’ inner jacket that can be worn either as an additional layer of insulation or worn totally separately - so you can wear the shell, the inner jacket or combine the two - hence 3 in 1 - giving you the ability to adapt better to your environment.
Drop-down Pass Pocket
Ski resorts use a number of different methods for checking ski lift passes. Most of our jackets have a drop down pass pocket which allows the wearer to show their pass with the minimum of hassle and still have it remain totally safe and secure.
It’s located near the lower front hem of the jacket - simply slide in your pass, release the Velcro and your pass is exposed for all to see!
Believe it or not, a pocket for phones!
A specially designed deep pocket, ideal for many things including goggles
Pocket specifically designed to incorporate MP3 players with wire routing from the pocket up to the collar for the ear plugs.
Having carried hydration pouches for a number of years and had the frustration of the hydration tube freezing (even when insulated) we added this additional pocket. It will hold a 1-1.5 litre hydration pouch and has routing for the tube to be held in place inside the jacket. Alternatively put your sandwiches in it.
Mesh lined jackets increase the air flow and help with wicking (channelling perspiration away from the body)
Increases the thermal properties of the garment and feels warm and soft.
If you are really exerting yourself and get too warm you can adjust the thermal retention of your garment by simply opening these vents, generally located under the arms.
Most of our pit zips are mesh lined so whilst they let the air in they don’t let in any snow should you take a dive.
Adds to the adaptability of this garment - if you don’t need the hood then just zip it off and stash it in any of the pockets.
Recco aids in locating you should you be unfortunate enough to be involved in an avalanche. All ski resorts in Europe and many in the US carry equipment that can detect the
As important as the waterproof properties of a technical garment are its breathable properties. This is the ability of the fabric to wick (move) moisture (perspiration) from the inside of the garment to the outside so keeping the wearer dry and warm.
A very active person can perspire up to 1 litre in an hour - the fabric we use has the ability to wick away up to 8 litres of moisture in a 24 hour period.
All of our technical snow clothing uses fabric with very high breathability levels.
Waterproof 4000mm/5000mm/8000mm (Hydrostatic Head)
This is the ability of the fabric to remain waterproof even in the worst of weather and is measured by applying water at pressure over a given period of time.
The most technical fabric we use has a ‘hydrostatic head’ of 8,000 - this means it has the ability to withstand the water pressure exerted by an 8 meter high drain pipe full of water for a 24 hour period
Fully taped seams
In order to remain totally waterproof a garment must have taped seams. A garment made from waterproof fabric is only waterproof if all the seams are taped.
All the seams on our garments are fully taped (just count the number of seams on a jacket to understand how time consuming this is during production). Some companies believe that only ‘critical’ seams need taping - we don’t. By taping all the seams we can ensure that our garments are fully waterproof so you stay dry.
These trousers give you 2 outfits for the price of 1. Simply reverse the trousers and you’ve got 2 different colours to choose from.