Lycra suits are not just a fashion trend. While it's true you may be seeing more and more skiers at the trailheads looking sleek, that's just a side effect of race suits being perfectly optimized for ski mountaineering. The Contest Suit from CAMP is a great example, with special pockets for skins, gels, and even an avalanche transceiver. And of course you can be sure that a suit designed for racing will have many ventilation options while being reinforced in all the right places. And yes, there is even a special access zipper for when nature calls. Don't forget to flush!
Sizing is Euro, so XL is more like an L around these parts.
|Ventilation||Mesh back, underarm holes|
|Pockets||1 chest for skins, 1 chest for gels, 3 inner stomach|
|Cuffs||Stirrups & buckle cutouts|
|Materials||Lycra with kevlar reinforcements and mesh panels|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Racing, efficient touring|
|Notes||Well ventilated, convenient boot buckle holes, "nature calls" access.|
|Bottom Line||Perfectly optimized for ski mountaineering|