Spyder is the largest ski-specialty brand in the world, and is truly a company designed 'for racing, by racers.' The company began over 30 years ago, when accomplished ski racer David Jacobs noticed that there was only one brand of ski sweaters available on the market. Jacobs designed a new product line which he tested on the racing community. The company, originally David L Jacobs, quickly expanded into ski pants with yellow striped pads, which were noted to look like 'spider' legs. The name 'Spyder' was thus born, and the black widow icon would soon become ubiquitous in the world of ski racing.
In 1989, Spyder became an official supplier to the US Ski Team, a partnership that has continued until today. Spyder has also forged crucial sponsor and partnerships with the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, The Canadian Freestyle Ski Team and the Austrian Alpine Ski Team. As anyone in the racing community and beyond knows, Spyder is a brand that understands the needs of racers as well as the general alpine skiing community. They are a company dedicated to performance-driven skiwear, with a reputation that precedes itself.
Altrec carries the gamut of Spyder offerings including gloves, hats, jackets, pants and full ski suits. Alpine jackets for Men, Women and Kids promise Spyder style, warmth and comfort. The Leader and the Breaker are both solid choices for shredding it up on the mountain, or staying warm before and after a race. Reach lightening speeds in the Performance GS Race Suit, or keep the snow outside on a powder day in the Dare bib-style ski pants. Your kiddo will also hit the slopes in style in the Kid's Bitsy Mynx jacket.
Thirty years and counting, Spyder remains a unique, specialized brand that has become synonymous with alpine performance. Whether a rippin' slalom racer, a novice skier, or alpine veteran, Spyder is a solid choice for the mountain.