Gear Hub: Orage MTN-X Kit + Summit Gilltek Jacket

Getting into an outerwear brand for the first time feels a little like discovering a ski buddy’s favorite powder stash. It’s a bit of an epiphany, like “why didn’t I know about this sooner?”

That’s Orage for me. The Montreal, Canada-based company is starting to show up on Colorado ski slopes more and more. The brand’s ethos is rooted in modern mountain culture, “born from a passion for skiing and a love of the mountains.” The MTN-X kit I tested is ideal for resort days or touring adventures, along with a breathable puffer mid-layer that’s ideal as a layering option.


Photos by Bobby L’Heuruex

The Orage MTN-X Alpina 3L Light Jacket boasts an ultralight three-ply fabric. It’s easy to move in and offers breathable and waterproof technology. Large pockets make it easy to navigate storage, and the underarm zipper creates an essential ventilation option when temps rise. Pair this ski shell with the Orage MTN-X Treeline 3L Light Bib. It features a high-performance, lightweight and flexible membrane with the same three-layer construction as the Alpina jacket, so you’ll stay dry and comfortable in the deepest snow. This whole kit (color pictured: cedar) is perfectly suited for both resort skiing and lengthy touring days, and the Treeline Bib also has two-way vents at the rear, providing much-needed airflow during warm spring ski days or more strenuous boot packs.

For the perfect layering piece, go with the Summit Gilltek Jacket (color pictured: sockeye). It’s a super lightweight yet versatile insulator that offers warmth and breathability, from brisk resort laps to the inevitable temperature fluctuations while touring. This new Gilltek technology helps to vent heat during intense activity and conserve it when you stop moving. As a bonus, this jacket features a hidden bag for easy stashing or even use as a travel pillow.

Orage’s commitment to modern mountain lifestyle shines through in their thoughtful designs — from the breathable, waterproof Alpina 3L Light Jacket to the dynamic, ventilated Treeline 3L Light Bib. In embracing Orage, I’ve not only found high-performance outerwear but a brand that resonates with my love for skiing, playing in the mountains and finding a fresh stash of style along the way.