Why we chose the FW Manifest Tour 3L Jacket & Pants: Comfortable, practical, stylish
Price: £450 (jacket) and £400 (bibs)
Fabric: 20K waterproof and 20K breathability
FW is a brand at the forefront of style and performance. We’ve been consistently impressed with their designs that not only look the part, but are also extremely functional as well. Their products can easily be crossed over to streetwear after a day on the hill. They are sleek and stylish with just the right amount of design flair.
“FW is a brand at the forefront of style and performance”
The Manifest Tour 3L range is designed specifically for backcountry ski touring. When you go touring you already have plenty to think about and, because of this, you really need gear that will perform when required. The Manifest Tour 3L range is functional and reliable with added helpings of style. The attention to detail is obvious and it all flows nicely to make a comfortable easy wear (with pockets and features in the right places).
The fabric used in the FW Manifest Tour 3L Jacket and Bib Pant is made from a three-layer fabric that packs a 20k waterproof and breathability rating.
Now, of course, three-layer fabrics aren’t really anything new (especially in backcountry-specific outerwear setups). That being said, however, we’re big fans of FW’s own brand ‘Dermizax EV’ fabric as it’s not just waterproof and breathable, but also soft to the touch as well. This goes somewhat against the usual ‘bin bag’ feeling of many other three-layer waterproof fabrics, and helps to boost the general comfort (and look) of this outerwear setup.