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Dynafit Radical Racing Suit

Brand: Dynafit
Model: Radical Racing
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Availability: In Stock
Price: $249.95 $199.95
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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 also happens to be comfortable and functional enough for everyday ski mountaineering. So don't be surprised when you see the Dy.N.A. colors flowing up or down a couloir.

  • 4 way stretch fabric is comprised of varying ratios of nylon, elastane, and polyester.
  • Wind-resistant suit has flat seams to reduce drag and chances of catching.
  • Stirrups hold the lower legs securely over your boots so you don't get wet while booting.
  • Strategic reinforcements let you cut holes for Dynafit Ultra-Lock boot buckles.
  • Two outer chest pockets can be used to stash skins while skiing.
  • Two inner stomach pockets can hold a beacon and other essentials.
  • Full chest zip can be opened down or up for quick access to stomach pockets.
  • Special front access zip for times you over hydrate and nature calls.

* Please note this is not an alpine racing suit and does not have padding for knocking gates; it's designed for skimo racing. Sizing is listed in US sizes, add a size for EU.

-> ounces
508g [M]
Ventilation Mesh back
Hood No
Pockets 2 outer chest, 2 inner stomach
Cuffs Stirrups & buckle cutouts
Specs Verified Yes
Fit Body
Materials Elastane, nylon, polyester
Skimo Co Says
Usage Racing, night on the town
Notes Great flex and boot access.
Bottom Line Comfortable speed.
Question from Peter I
Hey Jason, any chance you'll be getting any xs sized suits in stock soon?
Answer from jbo
Hi Peter, unfortunately not. You could check out the Millet with which a Small would be equivalent to an XS here. Also a Sportiva XS would work.
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Question from Dan
Does the black/white option come with any exterior pockets? Looks like the other colors have a chest zip pocket.
Answer from jbo
Hi Dan, not other than the two large skin dumps.
Answer from Jonathan S
Just to clarify on those two large exterior pockets on the 2014-15 black & white version, although their design is very basic, they have been very secure for me. I typically use the two interior accordion pockets pockets for my climbing skins (and the beacon flap for my car key). The two large exterior pockets have held phone, bluetooth, hat, headband, gel packets, large soft flask with water -- sometimes even simultaneously! The only drawback of their design is that they're quite deep, so small items can end up down low. But I've never had anything fall out from them.
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Question from Ferran G
Hi! I really like the blue one, but I don't know if I better need the XS or S. I'm 168cm tall and my weight is normal, 61 kg.
Do you think that the S size could work?
Thank you!

Answer from jbo
Hi Ferran, you are on the border so you could do either. The XS would be a tight fit, the S a bit more relaxed.
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Question from Nancy Fortin
Do you have the dynafit radical race suit in a small? Or, can you get it in small and how long would it take?
Answer from jbo
Hi Nancy, we will have smalls in the new red and blue colors within the next week or two.
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Question from Brandon
What size would I get if I'm 5"4? The size chart doesn't have a measurement for that.
Answer from jbo
Hi Brandon, being within the height range isn't super critical, but going off just that I would say Small. If the rest of the measurements look reasonable, it will work. We will have smalls in the new colors soon.
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by Jonathan S (used product regularly)
Overall: Minus half a star for no hood, though partially compensated by a high collar. Minus another half star for some obvious cost-saving omissions, though compensated perhaps even fully by some highly effective design aspects. So, 4.5 stars, rounded up to Five Stars for the overall rating.

Background on product familiarity: Used for a portion of my training and racing during the 2014-15 season. I’ve also used recent race suit models from Crazy Idea, Texnar, and Soul Limit, plus the La Sportiva Syborg top.

First, the first impressions out of the box: Once recovered from the initial shock of the front-and-center Snow Leopard logo, when on the hangar the construction seems relatively simple compared to more contoured suits, but when worn on the body it’s very comfortable for a slim fit, as well as accurate for the sizing chart. (Note though that both the sizing chart and the clothing label are differentiated for Europe versus U.S., e.g., I’m a medium among presumably skinny Euro metrosexuals yet a small in the Obese States of America.)

On the outside are two very large pockets with an elasticized closure, then behind the long front zipper are two large accordion-style pockets for climbing skins, and behind that is a smaller flap-closure pocket for ISMF 5.1.16 avalanche beacon compliance and/or other valuables. On the back is a massive extent of breathable mesh.

Up on top is no hood, but the high collar seals you up well against heat loss in the neck (yet is unobtrusive when unzipped). Down lower is a zippered fly. At the very bottom the gaiter is rather minimal, with the usual cut-your-own slots for your particular race boot model’s walk-ski lever, combined with typical stirrups and what might be a unique tab for securing the bottom of the suit via a boot’s instep buckle.

Second impressions, in use: The very basic elasticized closure on the large front pockets definitely saved Dynafit some money, yet they still work very effectively, with easy access yet secure closure. They are so large though that smaller objects can end up very far down – not a major drawback, but just something to keep in mind.

The front zipper has very smooth and easy operation when your fingers are very numb and nervous, while the inner accordion pockets are fairly standard for keeping your climbing skins warm and secure. (And if you really wanted to, then combined with the outer pockets, you could carry four pairs of race skins without any difficulty, although you might have some difficulty in coming up with a sensible reason to carry so many pairs of skins.)

The beacon pocket seemed secure when I test-carried a BCA T3, and it was also secure all season carrying my car key, with if anything excessive overlap in the flap-style closure, so I don’t understand the negative feedback on this in other reviews.

The gaiter bottom’s tab perfectly seals up the suit with a Dynafit EVO buckle (or probably any other boot model’s instep buckle). Given the somewhat loose fit of the gaiter, the cut-outs can shift out of alignment with the Dynafit EVO walk-ski lever, but that happens to some extent on any suit with the Dynafit side-throw lever. If you want to potentially save yourself a precious second or two on each transition, I sewed some very small pieces of soft fuzzy velcro on the suit’s inside near the cutouts, and then stuck a rectangular cutout of rough scratchy velcro on the EVO shell around the little square hole (into which the side-throw lever fits).

Once you’re done skiing, even if the weather is warm, bring some sort of jacket or other top layer so that your Snow Leopard chest doesn’t attract too much attention along the drive home at the gas station, supermarket, etc.

Third impressions, for long-term durability: So far everything is still in like-new condition, but obviously anything lycra has a limited life expectancy.
Reply from Jonathan S
Just to clarify that my review is for the 2014-15 black & white version of the suit. The 2015-16 version not only has different colors but also a completely different exterior pocket configuration. I suspect that it might have other differences too -- this is not intended to criticize the newer version, but rather just a caveat that my review might not have any relevance for the current version.
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by Forest (used product regularly)
I agree with everything stated above. Worst part of this suit is the beacon pocket. It's absurd. 1) There's no closure to it, it's just an open pocket. 2) the opening is on the bottom of the pocket. No, that's not a typo. The bottom. I wouldnt even keep a chapstick in that "pocket". I had to sew velcro into the opening so that I could close it.

Other than that, great suit....but really, there's not much going on in a race suit. Price no object, I'd go a different route.
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by Don (used product regularly)
I have trained in this suit many times and completed a couple of races so far as well. I really like the overall design and functionality of this suit especially if you are using Dynafit boots with the Ultra-Lock System. Being able to store my extra skins internally is nice as well as the specific pocket for my Pieps Freeride beacon. The external pockets make transitions fast as well as the cut-out holes for the Ultra-Lock boot buckle. I have sewn Velcro to the back cut-out and adhesive Velcro to my boot to keep the suit cut-out aligned with the boot. Without this I was always having to mess with the suit to get my buckle locked. I would've give the suit a 5-star review, but I wear a medium in everything and this suit in small is still a little too big for me.
Reply from Scott S
Hey Don, what kind of boots are you using with this suit? Also, do you mind posting your height and weight for a sizing reference? Thanks!
Reply from Don
Sure Jason, I use Dynafit PDG boots. I am 5' 9", 160lbs with an overall medium build. Cheers!
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by Carl (used product regularly)
This is the first racing suit I have owned. It stretches and breathes quite well, which was expected since this is one of the most important functions for a racing suit. I was initially worried about the lack of a hood, which the previous edition had, but after about 15 uses I found a hood to be unnecessary. tlt5's work well in the stirrup and buckle closure hem system, although the rear cutout will sometimes ride over the boot entry. This problem may not exist in more low profile boots such as the alien/pdg.

There are several pockets in the suit: two exterior pockets, two interior pockets, and a beacon pocket. For my purposes, the interior pockets are the most useful, as they are the easiest to access. The exterior pockets are accessed from the top, near the top of the chest, making larger skins difficult to put in under a time crunch. I prefer to stash the skins in the interior pockets during races and efficient ski touring. The exterior pockets are used for other items such as a water bottle when resort uphilling. The beacon pocket has so far been the largest downfall of the suit design. My Tracker 2 falls out of the pocket. I put my beacon at the bottom of one of the interior pockets instead.

Durability seems to be okay so far, with some lost threads on seams in places. One small rip at the cuff has not spread, which is encouraging. I would recommend the suit overall, especially considering the price compared to its competitors. Embrace the lycra!
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