An over-suit designed as the top layer for full expedition clothing, with a wide cut to fit over down garments (also available in narrower, 'fleece-fit'). The unlined and un-taped Xero is the lightweight answer to the most insidious enemy in Arctic regions and at high altitude – the wind.
A formidable list of technical specifications includes: 4 pockets, double baffle, articulated arms and knees, reflector tape for night searches, mitt attachment loops, ankle reinforcement patches, and much more.
For the more complete protection offered by taped seams and a heavier fabric see the Omega Shell Suit.
As used by Kenton Cool, the EverestMax team, the Extreme South team, and many others.
Available in two cuts:
- Down fit – full size to cover down gear (e.g. down suit)
- Fleece fit – slimmer fit to cover fleece/pile etc.
Note: The proofing on Ultrashell is extremely light and in an unlined garment like the Xero shell it may be affected by prolonged abrasion, resulting in some lessening of the fabric's wind-proof qualities.
Also available in custom sizes. We make clothing to order, so if you’re not a standard size we can make it to fit. To order a non-standard custom size, select the Custom Sizing tab and choose the body width, body length, inside leg and arm length sizes that work for you. A custom size takes us a little longer (typically two weeks longer) to make and, because it’s personalized, it’s non-returnable and our customer loyalty scheme can’t be applied.