Flying suits are great for flying, but less ideal on the ground. Combo suits, consisting of jacket and pants which may be buttoned together, are the obvious solution – and UP International is introducing our own!
The Baltoro jacket is sewn from a dual-layer laminate with a breathable membrane and sports welded seams. It has a water resistance value of up to 5000mm water column, is internally lined with mesh to improve moisture transport, and all zippers are made by YKK. When not in use, the entire jacket fits inside the adjustable hood.
As this jacket is made specifically for flying we have renounced the industry standard ventilation slits in the armpits – our tests have shown that these make the jacket draughty in the air, even when closed. Adequate ventilation is attained instead through the long zippered external front pockets. Three internal pockets and watertight external zippers complete the picture of this multi-purpose outdoor jacket, which may be connected to the Khumbu pants with simple press studs.
The Khumbu pants are made from the same dual layer laminated cloth as the jacket. The legs both have full-length zippers along the exterior, to allow putting them on even with big boots. Two side pockets with watertight zippers, an elastic waist band and snow cuffs at the ankles – including elastic bands to go under the soles of the boots – make this the most versatile and complete outdoor bib around.
The Baltoro jackets is available in Black/Sulphur or Sulphur/Black in sizes S, M, L and XL for men, and S, M and L for women.