What is it?
The OV (it stands for Overall) is a 3 season, mid-layer, technical overall designed to be worn under ski/snowboard outerwear and fishing waders. It's also built with the look of workwear so it's versatile enough to wear as a standalone piece. We created a performance layer that you don’t have to change out of when you’re done performing for the day.
We wanted to lighten our closet and our environmental footprint by creating a garment that would be cozy, would breathe, wick away sweat, and that we would use for many things as possible. So we spent months developing and testing a fabric that met our technical needs but also presented like regular clothing. We created a synthetic twill face fabric matched with a warm fleece liner. The result is a breathable, water resistant layer that keeps you warm, but not sweaty, and you can wear all day long. Driving to the hill, snowboarding all day, and still looking good for a beer at aprés. We want to create gear that is a standard part of your kit, and that stays with you for the long haul.
We put pockets all over the place. Snap pocket on the chest for easy access to the phone, zipper pocket inside to make sure you don't lose your keys or wallet, carpenter pocket, because it just looks right, and of course hands and seat. A clever connection of knee articulation and gusset looks great and freely moves with the body. Watch the video to see the features.
"a game-changing mid-layer for anyone who loves and understands the mountains"
"The OV is the best thing I’ve worn under my waders”
The OV technical mid-layer overall from Sidechannel
"The best design is personal. It solves a real problem in our lives and maybe even solves some problems we didn't know we had in the first place."