Eddie Bauer has introduced the BC Flyline Kit designed to meet the needs of adaptive skiers who use mono or bi-ski to participate in alpine skiing.
Alpine sit skiers require a molded plastic bucket mounted to one or two skis with handheld outriggers for stability, allowing people with disabilities to ski. Eddie Bauer worked closely with Trevor Kennison, alpine sit ski athlete, to design and test the jacket and bibs during the development process.
“Designing technical gear and apparel for all adventure seekers is a pledge we take seriously and is what drove us to fill the hole in the market-facing sit skiers. Lack of access to adequate gear should never prevent someone from getting outside,” said Damien Huang, Eddie Bauer CEO. “We were lucky to have Trevor as a partner throughout the development process. His expertise and feedback were invaluable to the design team.”
The BC Flyline Kit is a waterproof, insulated ski jacket and bib. Features include extra insulation in the legs, articulated knees, full-range sleeves, and a high back on the bibs.
“After years of skiing in traditional jackets and bibs, it became apparent that ski outerwear was not built for someone to use them in a sit ski like I was,” said Trevor. “Working with the design team at Eddie Bauer allowed me to make sure this kit had all the features I had ever wanted. There were numerous rounds of testing and fine-tuning. I would take the kit into the field for a couple of days, then provide photos and notes on small adjustments for the designers to make until it was the perfect kit for a sit skier.”
The BC Flyline Kit was named a finalist for the Outdoor Retailer’s Innovation Award and will be on display at the Outdoor Retailer show in Denver, CO from January 26-28, 2022.
For more product information, go here. Photo courtesy Eddie Bauer