As the bottom half of a Crazy Idea Repeat detachable suit, the pants can be used shirtless or affixed to the jacket. They certainly stand on their own two legs when compared to other pants. Made with the supernatural PowerKler fabric, the pants are sleek and form fitting. The fabric-makers claim touching it will increase your “micro-circulation” and exercise capacity. We’re not sur..
Eat up elevation gain. That’s the slogan Millet uses for the Touring Intense Jacket. It certainly won’t prevent you from doing such, since it’s an ultralight stretch top designed for high-performance touring and racing. The X-Fit™ cut hugs your body while the mesh back vents your sweat. Two skin pockets on the chest reduce the need to take off your pack. An inside beacon pocket is ..
Like the jacket, the Millet Touring Intense Pant is designed to eat up elevation gain. The body-hugging X-Fit™ design is efficient for climbing and skiing. Stirrups and boot buckle cutouts mean you don’t have to fuss with your cuffs during transitions. The comfortable elastic waist is adjustable with a pull cord and stays in place. The Touring Intense pants are lightweight, breathe..
The Millet Touring Intense is an ultralight technical jacket for high-performance touring and skimo racing. The sporty fit matches female ergonomics, allowing you to move freely while skinning and skiing. The stretch top has two large chest pockets for stashing skins while you’re skiing downhill, removing the need to take off your pack. In fact, when skinning in safe areas where yo..
The Women’s Touring Intense Pant from Millet is designed for high-level ski touring and competition. Like the matching Jacket, the technical pant is a close sporty fit with stretch fabric and a desire to move up and down mountains fast. Millet added stirrups to the pant to go over your ski boots, with special cutouts through which you can operate your buckles. The cuffs are reinfor..
This 4-way stretch training pant is designed for those with a devotion to uphill skiing. The La Sportiva Devotion Pant is built with high performance fabric that is lightweight, breatheable, and makes you feel fast. It is adorned with an adjustable waist, fly zip, and cuff zippers to secure it in place over ski boots. It also has a rear waist pocket for valuables so you can use it ..
With pockets to stash your skins and a lycra stash hood, the Pierra Ment’ Jacket is perfect for skiing your secret stashes. Millet focused on abrasion resistance and breathability, choosing the Vueltex Knit fabric to get there. It’s a combination of nylon, polyester, and elastane that moves with you and won’t chafe. A bit thicker and warmer than the hoodie, the jacket is still ligh..
The La Sportiva Devotion is a high-performance training pant for uphill skiing. It features a 4-way stretch fabric that provides a tight-yet-flexible fit. The cuffs are reinforced with scuff guards and has zips to get them over your ski boots. The rear back pocket is a nice touch if you like to train in safe zones without avy gear and backpacks, since you can stash a card or key. T..
We’re not sure whether Dynafit named this jacket after the ski or the race. It seems to be suited for either. Speaking of being suited, wearing the PDG Jacket will have you half way to being fully suited. With the stretch pockets in front for stashing your skins and a stretchy feel throughout, it’s not a stretch to say the jacket is suited for speed. Also, it has a hood, so that’s ..
Similar to the jacket, the Dynafit PDG Pant offers race level efficiency without the unwanted coolness associated with full body lycra. Smooth Dynastretch on the exterior and softer fleece on the interior make for comfortable tours with race level efficiency. A chunk of that efficiency is in the form of cutouts for boot buckles, alleviating the need to futz with your pants during t..
Perfectly matching the Pierra Ment’ Jacket or Hoodie, this technical pant from Millet betrays its intended purpose. That is, ski mountaineering. Articulated knees, reinforced scuff guards, elastic cuffs with side zips, and general awesomeness make this a great skimo pant. Breathable and abrasion-resistant Vueltex Knit fabric stretches in every direction without stretching your wall..
Exactly one-half of the La Sportiva Syborg suit, the Racing Jacket still features full quality. If you are too modest to wear skin-tight pants, you can still benefit from all the handy features found in the upper portion of race suits. That includes skin stowage, bottle stowage, transceiver stowage, food stowage, and headlamp stowage. You might not even need to carry luggage throug..
The PM hoodie is possibly the most comfortable jacket on the market. Designed for ski touring, the model is versatile enough to use for running, snowshoeing, and other mountain adventures. The Pierra Menta provides just the right amount of warmth without causing unnecessary perspiration. The hoodie has a body-hugging fit tailored to a woman’s physique, with some nice integrated fea..
The women’s version of the Pierra Ment’ is much the same as the highly regarded men’s pant. It’s an active pant that allows you to move freely in the mountains. Designed for ski touring and other up-tempo pursuits, the Pierra Menta provides just the right amount of protection and warmth for the active woman. It has a feminine cut with articulating knees, making it a well-fitting wi..
Ease your way into skimo formal wear by just wearing pants. But not just any pants, start with the Syborg Racing model from La Sportiva. These have one of the most important skimo features, which are reinforced cutouts for race boots. Stop fussing with pants that get caught in your buckles, preventing your boots from locking into ski mode. Just open a window in the cuff for the buc..
The Pierra Ment’ Hoodie is specifically designed for efficient ski mountaineering. Four way stretch material, external pockets for skins, and a balaclava-style hood will have you up and down the mountain quickly and comfortably. The full-zip hoodie from Millet uses a proprietary Vueltex Knit fabric that is flexible, breathable, and resistant to abrasion. The Pierra Menta-inspired t..
The Millet Pierra Menta Jacket is light, breatheable, and most importantly comfortable. It’s designed for active ski touring and casual race training. The Vueltex Knit fabric has a soft, brushed lining that feels great on the skin but isn’t too tight for an under layer on colder days. Two large side-zip pockets can hold small-to-medium size skins or anything you’d like to have avai..
It’s about time some women’s race clothing made its way onto the continent. Now there is one less hurdle for skyrocketing participation numbers. Don’t think the Syborg Racing Jacket can only be used for racing however, as once you become addicted to skin suit functionality, it is hard to tour or train without it. Stuff your skins in the front pocket at the top, keep your hydration ..
Together with the jacket, the Syborg Racing Pant from La Sportiva offers an athletic fit with excellent climate control. The stretchy, body hugging fabric enables fluid movement while you’re playing in the mountains. It’s designed to stay out of your way, reducing snagging on crampons, ice axes, and boot buckles. The cuffs are specifically designed for popular boots with reinforced..
NRG is not an acronym for Neat Racing Garment. It’s actually a cute shorthand for the word “energy”, which this suit may give you in spades. How would a racing suit do that, you ask? We can’t make sense of it, but the makers of Powerkler, the “thermo-sensitivity bio-activation textile”, try to explain here. Wearing this suit just might make you a better person.
Wild claims aside..
Dynafit's Radical Racing Suit is a lightweight, form-fitting, speed machine. Designed to reduce drag and keep you comfortable, the suit uses specific ratios of materials in key areas to optimize movement and air flow. Easy access to Dynafit boot buckles and chest pockets to stash your skins make for fast transitions. Worn by champion racers around the world, the Radical Racing Suit..
The DNA is Dynafit’s new top-of-the-line racing suit; they prefer to call it a second skin. It is built with energy-infusing Nilit® Innergy fabric and is fully featured for getting up, down, and around a race course. In the stomach is a set of pockets for storing quick-access items like skins, water, gel, and more. Just pull up on the lower zipper and reach in. The reinforced cuffs..
Named after the “Tour de France of Skimo”, the Pierra Ment’ racing suit is designed to win it. Ergonomically cut with a stretchy nylon / elastane blend, the abrasion-resistant suit features an open-mesh back for maximum ventilation. It’s also the only suit on the block to feature an integrated hood, offering top protection from the elements. Now just imagine if you go and win the P..
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La Sportiva tried selling racing suits in North America a few years ago. Unfortunately the suits were too awesome for the nascent local market, which couldn’t stomach the nearly $600 price tag. Not a company that accepts failure, La Sportiva has managed to produce almost-as-awesome suits (just missing the previously included hood and gloves) at a *much* better price.
The Syborg ..
There be dragons! While not long ago American female skimo racers were as rare as dragons, history is now changing into the present. And in the very near future, you will be wearing this Ski Trab Dragon Suit and racing up and down mountains like there were a reason. If you find yourself getting oddly serious about this addictive sport, style will surely follow. With skis to match, ..
The picture says it all. This is the hippest race suit ever made with leopard skin up top and jeans on the bottom. Made with a sleek Elité fabric, the Skinny Suit by Crazy Idea never has to be taken off. It’s fully function while skiing with boot buckle cutouts, stirrups, and a host of pockets. It’s fully stylish everywhere else.
Before you reach for your keys in your jeans pock..
The Kreuzspitze skin suit is a hooded affair with all the features you’ve come to expect in lycra. Outer skin pockets are covered with an elastic flap to prevent items from falling out when you bend over. Stomach stashes are good for a beacon, energy, backup skins, you name it. Kreuzspitze stitched it together with more breatheable mesh on the back, and varied the thickness of the ..
Designed to make you look like a ninja (OK not really), the Plum race suit certainly does with a mostly-black palette. This will be the best suit for cold days so you can soak in the sun’s rays through your lycra. It also uniquely features a wind-blocking layer down the interior of the front. Known as a combinaison in France, the Plum suit is a combination of a race top and bottom...
MSS stands for Muscular Support System, which is a complex weave to that adds compression to key areas. Built with the same Bioactivation textile found in the Top NRG suit, the X-NRG adds pressure to specific zones on the body, which can enhance circulation to improve performance and recovery. Crazy Idea uses silicone print to offer focused support to major muscle groups. The wrapp..
The term “vanguard” refers to a position at the forefront of development. La Sportiva is positioning the Vanguard pant to serve those at the forefront of ski mountaineering. The focus of the pant design was on comfort and fit, and Sportiva nailed this with a combination of brushed tricot lining and stretch-woven soft shell fabric. The Vanguard pants are designed to hug your legs an..
These bottoms hold the title of “pant of the century”. If someone points out that’s not a real competition, we’ll just say there must have been a bad translation from the original Italian. In any case, the Century Pant from Crazy Idea builds on centuries of Italian leadership in clothing design. An athletic cut with reinforced knees and bonded zippers make it a great mountaineering..
A new minimalist jacket in the Pierra Ment’ line from Millet. The Speed version is a soft Vueltex® Knit like the others, but in a trimmer X-Fit cut and a lighter overall package. The thumbhole cuffs and non-slip gripper elastic in the hem hold the jacket in place while you’re on the move. A comfortable adjustable collar and full-zip closure make the Speed Jacket a pleasure to wear...
The Dynafit classic Racing Windstopper Jacket has been revived. It combines Gore Windstopper™ on the front panel to shield you from your own speed, and flexible water-repellent softshell on the arms to help you stay frictionless and dry at any speed. While these materials breathe well, the true ventilation genius is on the back of the jacket, where mesh inserts allow for air flow w..
Similar to the pant, the TLT is Dynafit’s new namesake jacket. Featuring Silvershell material woven in way that doesn’t require a membrane, the jacket is more stretchy and breathable than similar kit. The weave still provides a good amount of wind-resistance and water-repellency with some bonus abrasion resistance. The TLT jacket features and active cut and has skin pockets up fron..
The acronym TLT (Tour Lite Tech) is synonymous with Dynafit. It was the name of the original tech binding and has since been passed down to worthy successors. The company also uses it for their signature touring boots, now up to series six. Now comes their signature touring pants. The TLT softshell uses a double weave construction to achieve wind resistance and water repellency, wh..
Crazy Idea made the Cervino pant for ski mountaineers used to going race speed. The outside weave is smooth and flexible for friction-free movement. The inside contains a light fleece lining to add a little warmth. Stirrups and boot buckle cutouts keep the legs in place over two-buckle boots. Two side pockets fit your hands and plans. An elastic waist, stretchy Vuelta knit, and fla..
The Cervino pants have a sleek feel on the outside and has a soft fleece lining within. One of the most comfortable ski pants around, the Cervino is optimized for speed. The Vuelta knit is stretchy and nearly friction-free. The cuffs are zippered to get around your boots, and have cutout zones for popular two-buckle boots. This means no messing with your cuffs during transitions, j..
The Thermal Hoodie is an awesome Technostretch jacket for casual racing and training. Made by Italian manufacturer and tongue-twister Pontetorto, the fabric is a light blend of polyester and spandex woven into a grid pattern that makes it warm and breathable. The waffle structure on the inside enhances moisture wicking and the 4-way stretch design keeps everything moving with you. ..
The Dynafit Radical pant is either a more touring-oriented version of the PDG, or a more race-oriented version of the TLT. But regardless of how you try to classify it, the pant just works. It’s wind-resistant, water-repellent, breatheable, comfortable, and just plain nice to wear. Nothing radical about that at all. The material is a blend of nylon, poly, and spandex that is stretc..
The Cervino kit from Crazy Idea is race-inspired top and bottom with a thin fleece lining that makes it a bit warmer that the Repeat. Sleek on the outside, soft on the in, the jacket is great for long training days, casual touring, and ski mountaineering. The shoulders and upper arms are Schoeller, which is a softshell material that offers a good level of weather protection. The ma..
Like the pants, the Cervino jacket is smooth to the touch and is designed to flow with you. It has a women’s specific fit that is locked into place with thumbholes on the sleeves and an elastic waist. Crazy Idea used a proprietary Vuelta knit to achieve the stretchiness, and flat locked seams prevent any chafing. Inside is a light fleece lining that is just enough to keep you warm ..
The TLT 3L is a hard shell that is so light, packable, and breatheable that you might actually want to use it when moving efficiently. 3L stands for 3-layer, which is a specific subtype of proprietary Dynashell™ fabric. The three layers can be thought of as waterproof, windproof, and breatheable. Dynafit accomplishes this with a top secret weave of nylon and spandex. The 3L jacket ..
Zip on and off this superlight hard shell pant in a hurry. The TLT 3L is the perfect extra pant layer for keeping at the bottom of you pack. It’s so light and packable that it won’t hold you back, and if you actually need to use it, it still won’t you back. That’s because it’s a four-way stretch weave with impressive breatheability ratings. This is exactly what you want in a hard s..
The B-Side is the women’s version of the Century pant. That should be enough of a description but we’ll continue. The B-Side is an all-round mountain pant that is excellent for ski mountaineering and touring. With cuff reinforcements that extend up through the knees, the pants are ready for an uphill fight. The Magic Silver yarn fights bacteria which prevents odors. It’s woven into..
Millet designed the LTK XCS for “intense, top-gear, calorie-guzzling sport.” The fitted pant has meshed thigh vents for dumping heat and a sporty cut for unrestricted movement. The LTK is engineered with a special XCS fabric which is perfect for high-performance ski touring without the high price of a patented membrane. Strategic reinforcements in the knees and cuffs imply the pant..
Thankfully Dynafit didn’t leave women out when it came to the new signature pant. Designed to be fast and light, the TLT Pant is for women that like to get things done in the backcountry. The pant doesn’t have a water-trapping membrane so it remains breatheable. Instead is uses a double weave construction to achieve the goals of water-repellency and wind-resistance. It also feature..
The Mercury is a softshell pant made with Schoeller Dynatec fabric. It’s a protective, hard-wearing material that Crazy Idea assembled into a ski touring and mountaineering pant. The Mercury is a thin shell that keeps out the weather while you’re on the go. There is a soft lining under the reinforced knees, but otherwise is just the breatheable shell. It has boot buckle cutouts so ..
These could be the nicest sweat pants ever made. The Millet Touring Power Pant is designed for efficient human-powered ski touring. Made with Polartec® Power Stretch Pro, power is the theme and powder is the dream. The material is as comfortable and flexible as sweat pants, with bonus protection and breathability. The front of the pant is covered in a rip-stop nylon lining for wind..