Rollercoaster series - Kazumasa "Junior" Yamada
We doubt there's a Houdini shell that has seen as much bottomless pow as the Rollercoaster set that belongs to snow surfer Kazumasa "Junior" Yamada. Want to learn how to surf the mountain? Have a peek in the life of Junior himself in this short film by legendary filmmaker Neil Hartmann, shot on the island of Hokkaido in Japan.
The goal of our most advanced hard shell-series Rollercoaster is to transform the experience of wearing a shell layer. To achieve a feeling of full freedom of movement, the garment is draped from a single piece of fabric on a body to replicate the movements of mountaineering and freeriding. Combined with the waterproof, highly breathable and quiet fabric, Loop Hardshell™, being fully protected from the elements has never felt so smooth.
I wanted to live closer to the mountains. I wanted to live in a quieter environment. I wanted to live in a place with better snow and mountains, where I could cultivate the fields to grow vegetables and be as self-sufficient as possible.
Like the jacket, Rollercoaster Pants are designed with our Made to move-technique, which creates unparalleled freedom of movement. The entire Rollercoaster Series is fully circular and features a fluorocarbon-free DWR.
As long as my body is healthy, I want to continue my activities and lifestyle. To do that, I have to do yoga every day and be careful about food. I wish to be a snow surfer for the rest of my life.
To be able to harvest those deep powder days - a good routine is key. In Junior’s house, yoga mats and cast iron pots share the simply designed space with his backpacks and avalanche kits. Versatility is key in Junior’s life: The garments he wears at home keep him warm during his morning yoga routine as well as during his session on the mountain later in the day.
Available Sizes College Gray:
Extra warm, soft and comfy men's base layer crew in 100% merino wool with excellent breathability. Use as a first or second layer for activities like skiing, mountaineering or any wintertime adventure where you need extra insulation.
Playing in nature gives me joy and a feeling of freedom. It makes me grow as a human being. That's what snowboarding and surfing do for me.