Ripsa vs. Lochsa
The Ripsa is very similar to the Lochsa. The Ripsa is made out of a lighter softer material, much like the Storm Parka. Versus the Lochsa, which is made from a heavier material, much like the Valdez Parka. The Ripsa does not have a transceiver pocket, which is a feature of the Lochsa. The Ripsa has less venting, only 2 pit zip vents, while the Lochsa has 8 zip vents.
Klim built the Ripsa from the chassis of the Lochsa one-piece to offer similar performance characteristics with a focus on mobility. The laminated GORE-TEX performance shell is highly breathable and durable with great ventilation. The Ripsa one-piece will keep you riding all day through the deepest powder in comfort and confidence.