For their High Altitude Collection, Quiksilver has taken inspiration from the 1990s, dipping into the archives for retro prints and colorblocking concepts, and evolving their long-standing heritage into a selection of softgoods that deftly blends the “then” and the “now.” It’s a delicate dance to pay homage to that decade known for bold and bright without going over the handlebars and Quik has truly nailed it with each High Altitude line they’ve released. The 2023 collection is no different, offering an immaculate, elevated aesthetic. Quiksilver has distilled the best parts of the decade and fused this with clean lines, just the right amount of brights, advanced tech and features, and sustainable manufacturing practices.
This year’s Fly High Bib is a perfect example of this performance perfection. Turquoise blocking on the knees and a hit of throwback print on the chest pocket makes for just the right amount of pop on the black bib while the bright while colorway is statement-making with its own hits of purple. And of course, Quiksilver’s 10k DryFlight technology provides protection from winter weather. It’s the kind of casual style (with dedicated performance and ample pockets) that can get someone who’s only worn black snowpants for years to add some color to their season, a masterful take on the “look good, feel good, ride well” ethos. – Mary T. Walsh
“THE FLY HIGH BIB FROM QUIKSILVER IS ONE OF THE BEST BANGS FOR YOUR BUCK WHEN IT COMES TO BIBS. TWICE AS WATERPROOF AND TWICE BREATHABLE AS YOUR BASIC
BIBS AT THE SAME PRICE. (AND IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING, TEN TIMES THE STYLE!)” – Matt Thommen, The House, St. Paul, Minnesota