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 Drishell 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.
This suit is now also available in custom sizes. Specify Body Width, Body Length, Arm Length and Leg Length independently to order a made-to-measure suit. This tailor-made service can cope with sizes from XXXS to XXXL and is ideal if standard, ready-to-wear patterns are not a good fit for you. Please note: If you order a custom-sized version of this suit it will take longer (approximately 45 days) to be manufactured ready for dispatch. Custom-sized versions of this suit are not returnable and customer loyalty discount cannot be applied.