Faction Skis claims its newest touring-focused skis are lightweight, durable, and optimized for the downhill. And the brand hopes they’ll get us farther outside than ever before.
Faction Skis has just launched what it believes to be touring skis with the best strength-to-weight ratio on the market. “The Agent Series is the go-to tool for escaping the crowds,” wrote Switzerland-based Faction Skis. Now, it wants its fans to put that to the test by getting far outside.
Faction Agent Series
The Agent Series offers four models of skis: the Agent 1.0 and 2.0, and the Agent 1.0X and 2.0X (Faction’s women’s range). The skis are all constructed with a Karuba wood core and full carbon fiber wrap.
Faction claims the skis in this series have stronger edges and are generally stiffer in design. Depending on the model and length of the ski, they weigh in at 1,390-1,570 g, which is significantly lighter than Faction’s Prodigy 3.0 and 4.0 backcountry ski series.
The Agent 1.0 and 1.0X both have a 110mm tail, 120mm tip, and waist width of 86mm — a great all-mountain shape for the expert skiers out there.
Available lengths for these skis range from 154 to 170 mm for women and 162 to 186 mm for men. The turning radius for the Agent 1.0 is 19 m, while the turning radius for the Agent 1.0X is 17 m.
The Agent 2.0 and 2.0X, on the other hand, are slightly wider in the tip and tail, have a progressive camber, and have a 96mm width designed more for backcountry skiing.
The Agent 2.0 skis come in length ranging from 155 mm (available for men and women) to 171 mm for women and 187 mm for men. The turning radius for Agent 2.0 and 2.0X skis ranges from 18 to 20 m.
The Agent Series skis retail for $699-749.
‘Off The Beaten Track’ Campaign
Faction Skis’ launch of the Agent Series coincides with the Off The Beaten Track campaign. It encourages skiers to share their own off-the-beaten-track adventures, wherever they may be.
In a couple of months, Faction Skis will post the most popular-voted adventures and stories on its social media channels. You can read the latest blog posts (or submit your own) here.
In addition to supporting backcountry and touring clubs across the globe, Faction Skis will donate 1 percent of all Agent Series sales to NGOs that are taking positive action against climate change. The Agent Series collection includes four ski models and is available now.