Written by: Chicks co-owner and guide, Karen Bockel
The sun is out, the days are getting longer, and the summer alpine season is knocking on the door. In Wyoming, the Tetons are looking beautiful with a hood of white snow over the high peak and the valley trails melted out and ready to access the goods. Nowhere is gear more critical than in the alpine environment where heat and cold, rain, snow and sun co-exist.
Enter the Eddie Bauer Women’s Alpine Kit to keep you covered in any condition. Here you can find a great selection of functional components to piece your mountain outfit together for a big day in the alpine. I like to use lightweight layers that work together and can be adjusted according to conditions.
For lightweight insulation, the Women’s reversible Hooded Ignitelite Jacket hits the spot. Add the Women’s Alpine Front Jacket for a lightweight, breathable shell, and you are all set to keep the weather out. The Women’s Austera Pants are made from durable, highly water-resistant soft shell material, which offers the perfect combination of wearable comfort and protection from the elements. Add to this the Alchemist 40 Backpack, and you have an alpinist’s pack necessary to reach big objectives, with an expandable volume to hold all your approach gear. You’ll be sure not to get left out in the cold with this set up. Eddie Bauer’s First Ascent gear is top-notch, and the Women’s Alpine Kit shows their mettle in the mountains with it’swell thought-out technical clothing and gear. Thanks, Eddie Bauer for supporting Chicks! We are proud to have you as one of our Gold Sponsors.