Valeria Colturi is an Italian designer that had the crazy idea of making clothing that could improve athletic performance. Made with high quality fabrics, his clothing is used by top ski mountaineers, sky runners, and other alpine adventurers. It follows that the best skimo race suits in the world are made by Crazy Idea.
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...
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 t..
The ~90 gram Tempest Light jacket is Crazy Idea’s answer to skimo race requirements. As a bonus, the half-zip design also happens to function well in many other pursuits. Shield yourself from the tempest when the wind picks up, or stow the jacket in its o..
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 ..
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 ..
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 th..
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 a..
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 throug..
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 g..
Sometimes you actually need more protection than “checklist” pants that most folks carry during skimo races. If you’re expecting an especially long or cold race or tour, consider adding some Polartec Alpha insulation. The latest in breathable warmth, Alph..
Simple descriptive name, simple functional pants. The Light Pants from Crazy Idea are a full-length thin-nylon wind pant. With zippers down the side they can be quickly donned over a skin suit or softshell to provide protection from the wind. And at an ul..
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-sens..
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 c..
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 circulati..
Pronounced “energy”, the NRG pack from Crazy Idea is anything but crazy. Non-garish colors, a full checklist of features, and an affordable price make the pack very sensible for skimo racing or light & fast ski mountaineering. We also give them props ..
Sometimes a thin sheath of nylon isn’t enough. If you want serious backup protection for your skimo gloves, check out the Crazy Idea Over Gloves. They pack up small but contain a healthy amount of insulation to stave off frostbite. Just slip them on and t..
The Crazy Idea Fast Cut Thermo headband is a simple piece of Vuelta, a soft, moisture-wicking, bacteria-resisting fabric. If you’re lazy about washing your head gear, the “bacteriostatic” treatment should delay the onset of “stink”. The band is designed f..
As maybe the only socks designed for ski mountaineering, the Crazy Compression socks are a treat to ski and climb with. Labeled for left and right feet, the perfectly formed leg tubes are zoned to provide protection from blisters when skinning. The compre..