Constructed from Polartec® NeoShell®, the Vanir salopette delivers true breathability, stretch and robustness in a lightweight and fully waterproof package. The favoured bib for mountain rescue teams and international mountain guides, the Vanir salopette is also a popular choice amongst ski mountaineers. With articulated and reinforced knees, two sets of swappable zip-out gaiters sized for ski and climbing boots, detachable braces, stretch-woven back, harness-friendly ¾ length side zips and full-sized Kevlar™ instep protectors, the Vanir is the professional's choice. 

Updates for 2017 include: improved fly design with Velcro™ storm flap, glove-friendlier brace buckles.


Vanir Hardshell Salopette

Hands warm, valuables protected

Hands warm, valuables protected

Two hip pockets offer valuables storage or hand protection. YKK® Aquaguard® coil zips are water repellant, flexible and hard wearing. 

Adjustability, built in

Adjustability, built in

Elasticated, adjustable braces feature electroplated metal fixings for durability. The braces are easily detached at the front for lowering and removal of the salopettes when wearing a jacket on top.

Tightly sealed

Tightly sealed

Detachable internal gaiters with elasticated gripper cuff, electroplated metal boot clasp and internal cord cinch for a tight seal. YKK® Aquaguard® ¾ length two-way leg zips sized to stop short of harness pressure points.

True breathability

True breathability

Vanir mountain salopette uses a 3 layer Polartec® NeoShell® fabric. NeoShell® has a highly aerobic air permeability which provides a durable protective shell with advanced wicking capabilities to keep moisture vapour moving away from your core. Prior to the invention of NeoShell® the elusive balance between waterproof and windproof protection and true breathability had yet to exist in a hard shell fabric. Jottnar uses only Polartec® NeoShell® in our waterproof, breathable fabrics.

Ski or climb

Ski or climb

Two swappable sets of zip out/zip in gaitors are provided. Each set is sized for the differing ankle volumes of ski boots and climbing boots respectively. The provided stuff sack keeps them secure when not in use.


  • Design & Construction
  • Features & Components
  • Technical Data

Design & Construction

  • Waterproof, breathable, stretch, 3 layer, 80 denier Polartec® NeoShell®
  • Breathable, stretch-woven back panel
  • Streamlined, articulated cut
  • Reinforced knees and seat
  • Diamond crotch for strength and durability
  • Colours: Black, Digital Blue, Eucalyptus Yellow
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Features & Components

  • Kevlar™ reinforced in-step protectors
  • Elasticated, adjustable, detachable braces with electroplated fixings
  • YKK® Aquaguard® water repellent two-way front zip with external storm flap
  • YKK® Aquaguard® ¾ length two-way leg zips sized to stop short of harness pressure points
  • Two hip pockets with YKK® Aquaguard® water repellent zips
  • Vertically aligned chest pockets with YKK® zips
  • Corded, glove compatible zip pulls
  • Detachable internal gaiters with elasticated gripper cuff and boot clasp. Two swappable sets are provided with gripper cuffs sized for ski boots and climbing boots
  • Embroidered logos

Technical Data

  • Weight: 695g (men’s small) 
  • Fabric weight: 168g/m²
  • Hydrostatic head: 10,000mm minimum
  • Air permeability: 0.5 ft²/min/ft²


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