Jackson-based Stio is mostly known for its casual, mountain-town inspired gear, but a few of its products harken back to its core Cloudveil roots. In December, I called the Environ bib one of the best products of 2017, praising its bomber 150-denier material, which after two seasons of use has barely shown any signs of wear. While there's a matching Environ jacket, I prefer a slightly slimmer fitting, lighterweight shell. That's why this winter, I paired those bibs with the Raymer.
The Raymer is the lightest ski shell Stio makes. It’s made from three-layer Dermizax waterproof breathable fabric with a DWR finish and a soft tricot backer, which is soft to the touch. Although it’s pared down feature-wise, it still features useful details like taped seams, a helmet-compatible hood, and pit zips. The simple, three-pocket design provides plenty of storage space without being overkill.
I've used mine skiing powder on a hut trip in Colorado and layered over just a T-shirt while ripping groomers during New Mexico's unseasonably warm winter. It worked great for both.