RPZN - Tech

We know nothing ruins a day more than being cold and wet. Sometimes, regardless of the weather, we need to ride ‘cause we love it. That’s why we put an unbelievable amount of time into choosing all of the right components in our products. We meticulously scrutinize everything: the material that goes into the outer shells, the waterproof and breathable membranes, and which insulations will keep you warm. We pay attention to the little details that countdown to the quality of zippers (which are the best), and every finishing touch in between.

We’ve partnered with premier companies like Primaloft whom we trust to keep you warm and dry. We’re proud of our products, and when you look at them you’ll know why.

OUR COLLECTIONS

Trilogy

TRILOGY remains our most technically advanced protection system, built for the rider who’s looking for maximum performance in a variety of conditions.

Verso

VERSO returns this fall, inspired by a new set of needs for the evolving rider. This collection oers diverse pieces which transition easily from the mountain to the street.

RPZN

RPZN collection is the backbone of the brand. Drawing from more than 20 years experience in the production of technical outerwear, our passion has never been more evident.

ECO-FRIENDLY GOALS

ECO-FRIENDLY GOALS

BLUESIGN® - We feel we have a responsibility to the environment, as it allows us to enjoy the sport we love. This year we have challenged our product team to come up with a global initiative that spans the entire product oering. We have added Bluesign® fabrics in every program which is something we’re very proud of.

Bluesign® fabrics are made responsibly in respect to the environment and the safety of workers. Keep an eye out for the icon telling you which garments have the global initiative, and look for even more next year as we strive to create a more sustainable product.

Through our partnership with Primaloft we’ve also used ECO Friendly insulation made from post consumer waste in almost every garment in our line allowing us to continue our commitment to the environment without making sacrifices in our products.

INSULATIONS WE USE

INSULATIONS WE USE

PRIMALOFT® GOLD - The benchmark in performance of all synthetic insulations, PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation is the go-to choice for adventurers looking for protection in extreme conditions. Microfibers trap body heat to make this the most thermally-ecient synthetic insulation available, with water-repellency that insulates even in the wettest weather – maintaining 98% of warmth when wet. These unmatched thermal properties also feature breathability, packability and outstanding softness - consider this the pinnacle of insulation performance.

PRIMALOFT® SILVER ECO - PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation Eco uses post-consumer recycled materials to create the highest performing eco-friendly insulation available. The wet performance experts at the PrimaLoft® brand have combined this 70%-recycled fiber technology with a proprietary water-repellent treatment for immediate warmth without the bulk that keeps you comfortable in wet weather. Highly compressible, and with a soft feel that mimics goose down – the best-in-class eco-friendly insulation oers insulation that performs with a conscience.

PRIMALOFT® BLACK ECO - PrimaLoft® Black Insulation Eco features all the necessities for a thermally ecient insulation and adds the benefits of softness, packability, and loft. The performance experts at PrimaLoft® have combined 60%-recycled materials with advanced fiber technology to create a high performing eco-friendly insulation for immediate warmth without the bulk. This insulation delivers all the performance needed to tackle the adventures of every day.

WATERPROOFING

WATERPROOFING & BREATHABILITY

BREATHABILITY
BREATHABILITY

In order to waterproof a garment, micro-porous coatings are laminated to the underside of the outer shell’s fabric. Invisible to the naked eye, the pores are large enough to allow perspiration vapour to escape, but small enough to create a weather-proof seal against rain and snow. The purpose is to keep you dry from the inside when you’re working hard, and the outside even when the snow’s really coming down.

In order to accommodate our consumers’ needs, we’ve incorporated varying levels of waterproofing and breathability into the Trilogy, Verso, and RPZN collections—all of which will keep you comfortable all day long.

Each product page notes the waterproofing and breathability levels of that garment, and we’re certain you’ll find one that’s perfect for you.

DWR (DURABLE WATER REPELLENT)

DWR (DURABLE WATER REPELLENT)

The outer shell fabrics on almost all ski and snowboard garments are coated with DWR to ensure water immediately beads and runs o, keeping you as dry as possible. There are varying levels of DWR quality, and the biggest dierence is how long the coating lasts.

We have, of course, chosen to use an excellent grade of DWR throughout our product line. All of our garments have a rating of DWR 90, which drastically increases the life and performance of your jacket or pants. It also provides increased stain resistance. That’s awesome.

SEAMSEALING

SEAMSEALING

Every jacket or pant on the market has seams, and to ensure the waterproofing of the garment remains intact, the seams are "taped" in varying degrees based on their intended use—a jacket with a higher level of taping will keep more moisture out.

The level of taping for each of our garments is clearly noted on the product page to help you choose the right one for you. They include:

FULLY SEAMSEALED means absolutely every seam has been taped. This construction is perfect for people that put themselves in riding situations where they get wet. Deep powder on a sunny day or wet coastal snow is a perfect example.

CRITICALLY SEAMSEALED means that all of the major seams within the garment have been taped. This construction is extremely dependable in all conditions. If you don’t plan on getting soaked regularly, chances are that this construction will exceed your expectations.

STRATEGICALLY SEAMSEALED means the seams that are exposed, and most likely to come in contact with snow have been taped to provide additional protection against the elements. Don’t be swayed—this is a great and very dependable option and team riders like Kale Stephens choose to wear pants with this level of sealing exclusively.

TECH VIDEO