Ascent Bib


A unique natural fiber 3-layer waterproof technical bib crafted with Swiss precision from Schoeller c_change® wool to comfortably take you to the highest elevations.

Adaptable 20k/20k windproof and waterproof membrane

Ascent Bib - Sulphur / S is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

Perhaps one of the most important functional advancements of early 1900’s was the transformation of woolen waisted suit trousers and knickers, formerly standard wear of alpinists of the 1800’s, into a bibbed “lederhosen" which eventually traded buttons for zip fastenings.  Alps & Meters’ Ascent Bib revisits the creative leap associated with the first top-to-bottom trousers adopted by Gentlemen Alpinists of the Golden Age and beyond.

Inspired by the pioneering spirit of the gentlemen adventurers who achieved first ascents & explorations during the late 19th century, this bib combines classic design and materials with modern functionality.

Crafted with a Swiss engineered Schoeller waterproof wool blend, the Ascent Bib offers unparalleled protection.  Featuring a 3-layer Schoeller wool-blend shell fabric fortified with "C-Change" technology the Ascent Shell provides a 20k/20k waterproof rating, shielding off-piste Alpinists from extreme and variable weather including wind, snow, and rain.

With a high-waisted suspender design enhancing coverage while providing a stronger sealant against the elements, this tailored bib ensures all-weather protection, keeping you dry and comfortable throughout your ski mountaineering adventures.


Dry & Protected

Blue Sign certified, 20k/20k waterproof, 2-layer Schoeller wool-blend shell fabric with "C-Change" technology shields from wind
and snow

Interior windproof/waterproof

Maximum Utility

Time-tested bib construction for all-weather protection.

Front zip for easier access and ventilation.

Five separate, protected, zippered hand pockets for easy access and dry storage.

Built to Last

Reinforced boot panels and ergonomic knee design protect from wear and tear.

Ascent Shell
SulphurForged Stone

The pinnacle of protection, born from history

The Golden Age of first ascents during the late 19th century, alpinists were captivated by the alluring call of the mountains. These brave souls embraced the frigid embrace of the peaks, braving variable atmospheres and treacherous terrains. But to conquer such majestic heights, they needed more than just courage and skill; they needed the perfect garments that could withstand the ever-changing conditions of their alpine journeys.

In the spirit of the intrepid Founding Fathers of ski mountaineering, such as the legendary Fridtjof Nansen, Alps & Meters has embarked on a quest to channel the very essence of those early days. Drawing inspiration from the natural fibers that birthed the original mountaineering outerwear, they have meticulously crafted the Ascent Insulated Jacket—a true homage to the heritage that forged the path for mountain adventurers.

Made from schoeller c_change®

c_change® always ensures the optimum body climate. The membrane adapts to the conditions as it is highly breathable, and carries away moisture and excessive heat. In addition, it offers ideal heat retention depending on the situation. Being windproof and waterproof, c_change® protects in all kinds of weather and has been tested under extreme conditions.

At higher temperatures or during skiing, the polymer structure of the c_change® membrane opens in response to the correspondingly intense moisture development. Excess heat and moisture can escape to the outside air. In the cold, or at times of low activity, the membrane remains closed. As a result of the lower moisture development, the polymer structure contracts and keeps the heat close to the body. Shivering or chilling are effectively prevented.

Forged Performance

With its Blue Sign certified 2-layer Schoeller wool-blend shell fabric, fortified with the remarkable "C-Change" technology, this jacket stands tall against wind, snow, and rain. With a remarkable 20k/20k waterproof rating, it fearlessly defies the elements, ensuring you stay dry and protected in the face of nature's fury. Its interior windproof and waterproof membrane is an impenetrable shield that preserves your comfort and confidence in any mountainous terrain.


The RECCO reflector makes the wearer searchable to rescuers. RECCO reflectors are lightweight passive transponders that require no power or activation to function, consisting of a diode and an antenna built directly into the jacket.

RECCO reflectors are designed to last a lifetime and do not age or wear out. If not mechanically damaged they will last forever.