I use this for short skiing trips and every day to and from work. Great pack for both uses, small when empty but large capacity. Very light.
I've been using the Lofoten jacket and pants throughout the 2007/08 winter season for both summit trips and resort telemark skiing. They are truly great stuff, worth every penny. The jacket is very thin and light, using gore tex pro shell. Details are just what you need, no more no less. Also versatile as you can choose between zipping jacket and pants together to a 1 piece suit or using the powder skirt and suspenders. Jacket takes almost no place in the backpack. Gaiters fit nicely around Scarpa T1 boots and reinforcements show almost no signs of use so far. Great buy!
These gloves are all you need. Perfect fit, nice details, good grip, as warm as gloves can be. I used them this season for both very cold days on summit skiing and warmer days in the slopes.
I bought these for my wife, but the medium gaiters were far too small for both BC ski boots and hiking boots. Would have returned them if I'd lived in the US.
Abselutely comparable, maybe even better quality! I have the men's Lofoten pant.