Industry Press Release

Faction 2015/16 Product Highlights


FactionVerbier, Switzerland (January 27, 2015) — Since 2006, The Faction Collective, have been committed to designing and manufacturing the finest skis and apparel possible.

Faction’s products are the result of who they are as people: a mix of European dedication to detail and decades of mountaineering history: a North American sensibility of freedom of expression: and an Antipodean touch of style.

Faction, believe that by applying innovative design solutions to traditional manufacturing techniques they can make better products for skiers everywhere.  Ten years on, Faction are along way from where they started but their manifesto remains the same.

Design the skis they want to use.

Handcraft them with love.

Build them to last.


For 2015/16, with three apparel collections behind them, Faction’s outerwear is more refined, versatile and innovative than ever before.


The Faction Lab Series has been designed to perform.  Totally redeveloped no detail has been left to chance; from refined fits to upgraded fabrics you are looking at a whole new line.  Pieces that will appeal to the dedicated mountain man through to the style conscious backcountry freestyler, the upgraded Lab series will stand out against the competition.

Each piece in the extended Men’s Lab series is now mirrored by a women’s piece; built with the conscientious female skier in mind who demands top performance coupled with superior style.

Lab Series Jacket Highlight MEN’s: DARWIN AEROGEL JACKET

Faction’s favourite 3-layer shell has got even better. Combine 20,000mm/20,000br Toray Dermizax fabric with Aerogel insulation and the Darwin Jacket is your new best friend. Developed by NASA, Aerogel insulation offers superior thermal insulation (think warm and dry) at a fraction of the thickness and weight of any other insulation out there. It’s simple: stay warm, stay dry, have fun.

Lab Series Pant Highlight MEN’s: EDISON AEROGEL PANT

This technical pant features 3L Toray Dermizax 20,000mm/20,000br with Stunner Stretch technology for movement, and 100% sealed seams, Recco reflectors, a detachable bib with pockets, suspenders and now with thigh pockets to store extra snacks or cash for the bar. Available with Aerogel technology in all colourways, the NASA developed technology offers superior warmth at a fraction of the thickness and weight of any other insulator on the market.  

Lab Series Jacket Highlight WOMEN’S:

New for the 2014/15 season, the technical slim-fit Harper Jacket combines 3L Toray Dermizax 20,000mm/20,000br fabric, RECCO reflectors, 100% sealed seems, helmet-compatible hood and powder skirt to keep you warm and dry all day. Available with aerogel technology in all colourways, the NASA-developed technology adds, lightweight insulation that is a fraction of the thickness of traditional insulators in key panels for the ultimate shell.

Lab Series Pant Highlight WOMEN&r