Making its grand debut for this season is a new Verbier-based brand from the Full Stack Supply Co. umbrella (which also runs Faction Skis) called FW, pronounced as ‘forward’ (obviously?!).
For now it is focusing on menswear, with baselayers, midlayers and highly technical outerwear.
We managed to get our hands on its flagship combo for the 19-20 season, the freeride-focussed Manifest 3L jacket and pants.
Besides offering great waterproofing and breathability (20,000mm/16,000g), the three-layer material strikes the balance between pliability (i.e. comfort) and durability; it feels like it is going to be hard to tear.
Every pocket is deceptively large and we especially like the magnet-closure stuff pockets on the pants – super-useful for storing gloves in the lift queue or when touring.
Even the colours are on-point. We can’t wait to see what they bring out next.
- Backcountry | Touring
- 20,000 | 16,000g waterproofing and breathability rating
- WPS – Dermizax™ EV
- 100% seam sealed
- Adjustable helmet-compatible storm hood with bonded visor (jacket)
- YKK Vislon Aquaguard® large venting zippers (pants)
Cost: €550.00 | €400.00
Available from: fwapparel.com