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Constructed to Ship: Rab Khroma Ski Assortment is all in regards to the hinterland

Mountain guides Michael Brackenhofer and Danielle Willhoeft climb in British Columbia, Canada

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With the Khroma collection, Rab turns its attention to a ski line built to keep up with off-piste adventures.

Rab built its reputation on decades of tough mountaineering clothing. This is the approach taken by the new ski-specific collection, developed for skiers who want to earn their turns the hard way.

The Khroma line uses the latest GORE-TEX technology for a permanent and breathable seal in their Pinnacle shell and Rab's proprietary technology in other jackets and pants for the rest of the range. The result is a range of mountaineering apparel that can keep skiers warm and comfortable as they ascend or familiarize themselves with rocks and other rough terrain.

Explore Rab's Khroma Collection

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Rab's dedicated ski line

The Khroma collection – made of jackets, bibs, pants and gloves – is intended for those who climb high peaks by climbing or skinning. Rab's informed approach to uphill adventures carries over to this ski line with a range of options to suit different backcountry needs.

The Khroma GTX Jackets and bibs emphasize the durability of the waterproof and breathable membrane. These parts serve as the highlight of the new GTX Shell line and were built with big powder in mind on big mountains.

For stormy and cold days on the top of the mountain, the Khroma Kharve Jackets offer an uphill-friendly warmth-to-weight ratio. The synthetic Stratus sheet insulation traps heat under the GORE-TEX INFINIUM WINDSTOPPER outer fabric, which weighs less than 17 ounces. Each Kharve jacket also has a helmet-compatible hood with a cable tip, inside pockets and a fully adjustable hem.

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The Khroma Kinetic Jackets and pants use a new woven version of Rab's Proflex stretch shell material (20K / 30K). Kinetic clothing is designed for all-day alpine tours and does not use the same reinforcements as the GTX shells. That saves weight – and price. Lighter, more stretchy materials allow for more freedom of movement with a fully adjustable waist, side vents to dissipate heat on the way up and a nice cuff to keep the powder out.

The Khroma tour Windproof softshell pants made from Rab's stretchy, double-woven matrix material. The brand designed these for mobility on steep rock as well as deep powder, including a DWR coating for weather resistance. Additional features for skiers include an adjustable waistband, secure zip pockets and attachable snow bells.

The Khroma line also includes three types of gloves. The range offers various GORE-TEX weather protection products from Pittard, from precision-oriented freeride gloves to Tour Infinium gloves Leather reinforcements and Premium insulation.

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Rab premiere piece: Khroma GTX jacket

On the Khroma range is the Khroma GTX jacket. It combines GORE-TEX's most breathable and long-lasting technologies into a shell that can withstand mountain weather and conditions. In particular, Rab uses GORE-TEX PRO of 70 denier, which is the most breathable in the body of the jacket, and reinforces it with Most Rugged in areas most prone to friction and wear.

The adjustability of the fit and the continuous zippers contribute to the comfort and quick temperature control.

Khroma GTX jacket Technical specifications

  • The fabric consists of 100% recycled polyamide with an ePTFE membrane and 100% polyamide carrier
  • Hybrid of new 70 denier GORE-TEX PRO membranes – breathable reinforced with the most robust
  • 2-way adjustable ski helmet-compatible hood
  • YKK AquaGuard Vislon front zipper and 2-way zippers
  • YKK AquaGuard Vislon handbags and internal mesh pockets
  • Removable powder skirt with inner beautiful cuff
  • Adjustable hem and cuffs with inner seal
  • Weight: 689 g (men tall); 620 g (women 12)

Rab built the companion Khroma GTX bib similar. The brand used reinforced fabric in the seat, knees and cuffs to prevent scratches from buckles or skis. Ski-specific zip pockets offer space for electronics.

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A complete line of ski clothing

Overall that is Khroma collection has backcountry adventure at the forefront of its design. Whether it's big mountain climbs or tours with steep downhill thrills, all of these efforts are sure to make you sweat. For this reason, the Khroma collection emphasizes the breathability of its fabrics. From there, Rab focused on durability or mobility, depending on the climate and use.

The Khroma GTX is reinforced in areas to protect the shell, while the Khroma Kinetic remains lighter and more mobile. The Khroma Tour is now the softshell companion.

Anyone who brings crampons and ropes for skiing should take a look at the collection. Rab is not afraid to consider its ski touring design a continuation of its mountaineering legacy.

Explore Rab's Khroma Collection

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This article is sponsored by Rab. See the entire range of the Khroma ski collection and other Rab clothing here.

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