Spyder was originally named after its founder David Jacobs but changed the name after everyone started calling their distinctive patterned pant ‘Spider pants’. With a long history designing pro gear for racers you can expect performance as a given for the US born Spyder marque. But the qualities it’s known for – bold designs, exceptional finishing – are also apparent across their entire ski wear collection. With asymmetrical colour blocking and the angles of the elbows and knees are additional features designed to carve hard and fast on piste. This year they’re using GORE-TEX INFINIUM, which delivers maximum comfort and protection. The brand is currently the official supplier of the Canadian Alpine and US ski teams.