[Travis Rice doing his thing in the Highline swag from Quiksilver. Photo: Tim Zimmerman]
In making The Fourth Phase, Travis Rice went above and beyond his previous – already sky high – limits and Quiksilver were up to the task of kitting out himself and the film crew with gear to handle the harshest of environments that they would encounter. And there certainly were some harsh environments. Here’s a look at the Travis Rice/Fourth Phase collection they created…
When Travis unloads himself on serious big mountain terrain, he’s wearing the Highline collection. This represents the apex in waterproof outerwear technology: gear that keeps warm and dry all day, every day, whatever the mountain throws at you. “Creating this film took us around the world to some of the harshest climates there are to shred in,” says Travis. “Snowmobiles, sketchy local Helis and the human-powered approach placed us into the heart of constantly changing weather be it wind, ice, or just waist deep pow.”
In terms of jackets, they designed two – the Forever Printed Gore-Tex and the TR Exhibition Gore-Tex – both of which are hyper waterproof and breathable, designed with bombproof durability in mind and have a multitude of functional pockets, vents and features. There’s also Body Mapping insulation which, when matched up with something like the Polartec Log Hood layer underneath, helps keep you the right side of toasty.
My signature line provides everyone solid riding gear that is built for the worst but intended for the best Mother Nature has to offer!”
“I think the perfect combo of Gore-Tex® and Polartec® combined with the high-knowledge that Quiksilver has from making technical outerwear for over 30 years provides the ultimate protection against those elements,” Rice states. “Let’s be honest, if you are not perfectly comfortable you are not going to be at your best and happiest! Not only can I vouch for this gear but our entire film crew put my collection to the final test as no one works harder in the backcountry. Waterproof, breathable and windproof, my signature line provides everyone solid riding gear that is built for the worst but intended for the best Mother Nature has to offer!”