Our Backcountry Pro
Does What He Wants
Backcountry trail blazer Nick Russell does what he wants and that’s why he rides with us. He knows the best gear needed for backcountry touring and has helped us develop the perfect gloves for ripping deep powder, breaking down split boards and quick access to any equipment necessary. Come and check out the all new, limited run, Alturas Pro Gloves dropping this winter!
Nick first got a pair of Hand Out Gloves from a fellow athlete just before he took a trip to Santiago, Chile to solo summit Cerro El Plomo (17,800 ft.).
After having the chance to put our gloves to the test, a partnership naturally came to be. We are currently developing an overmitt-style super-pro glove for ultimate backcountry freeride performance, co-designed with Nick and excited that the “Alturas” will be launching this coming winter!
We are beyond stoked to work with Nick and look forward to summiting many peaks and achievements together.
“Conquistadors of the useless”
Also riding for Jones, Nick is more than just a stylish big mountain slayer, he’s also an accomplished filmmaker—his latest, FREE (released in October of 2016) was shot on film in 16mm and Super 8.
Hailing originally from Vermont, he now makes Tahoe his home base, where he regularly shreds with his dogs, friends, and the rest of the Jones Team.