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Arc'teryx Axina Knicker - Women's


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Axina Knicker

  • An insulated knicker to layer under your ski or snowboard pants
  • Fortius Air 40 shell is sturdy and breathable
  • Nylon lining wicks moisture to keep you comfortable
  • Coreloft insulation provides low-bulk warmth
  • Knicker length works seamlessly with ski boots
  • Drawcord waist lets you adjust the fit as you swap out layers
  • Item #ARCZ97N

[face fabric] Permair 20 (100% nylon), Torrent (84% polyester, 16% elastane), Fortius Air 40 (92% nylon, 8% elastane), [insulation] 65g Coreloft Continuous
Insulation Weight
1 zippered side
Claimed Weight
[medium] 9.5oz
Recommended Use
all-mountain skiing, all-mountain snowboarding, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, freeride/powder skiing, freeride/powder snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Day In Day Out Layer Must Have

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 4"
160 lbs

I love these knickers. I ski about 45 days a season. I wear these every time. They fit true to size and are a good fit meaning they work for my curves and are not baggy or loose where they shouldn't be. Overall the pants are light but pack solid warmth under my outer shell pants. I typically wear a base layer, these knickers, and then my thin outer shell pants. I ski at 10,000' + . I tuck at least a base layer and a medium layer into these, and they fit comfortably. Since I got these my lower body has not felt cold once. I feel flexible on the mountain and so far they quality is solid and holding up. I also find these to be cozy enough to lounge around in for awhile apres ski. Recommended.

>Rating: 4

Toasted marshmallows.

I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Size Bought
5` 9"
135 lbs

My wife skis for 4-5 days a week for work and fun, and I picked these up for her after a few brutal cold snaps in the Wasatch. She says they're worth it and a half. On any (*ahem*) "normal" day above 15º F she wears yoga tights under Arc'teryx Sentinel shell pants. If it's between 0-15º F but she'll be moving/working hard, she swaps the yoga tights for fleece tights. However, if it's in the single-digits or below 0º F and she's not generating much heat aerobically, the Axina Knickers have been a game changer for staying comfortable... or just staying outside, period. At 60 grams of insulation, they're basically the equivalent of turning an Atom LT jacket into pants, but a touch heavier-feeling. She says she tends to run warm while skiing, so she saves them for the coldest days, but that if your bottom half runs cold or you're not jazzed on uninsulated shell pants in the resort, they'd likely be more of a constant companion. She has a size M in both the Axinas and the Sentinels, and says the wide, low-profile waistband makes it easy to layer the knickers underneath.

Thank you, Rob very helpful.