Replacing the venerable PDG jacket is no mean feat, but Dynafit did just that with the Mezzalama Race Jacket. Despite changing grand-course race-names, the jacket is still the ultimate training, speed touring, racing, fitness-lapping, do-it-all jacket. It’s been updated with four-way stretch Carvico material that is easy to move in and will stave off fatigue after a fast race, long..
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The Mezzalama Race is a multi-use pant designed for high-speed backcountry skiing, cold weather training, Tuesday night racing, and skiing into late spring. It replaces the PDG pant in Dynafit’s line, which many skiers adored. They surely adore the updated version, despite being named after a different race. On the seat, hamstring, and calf of the pant, the 4-way stretch Carvico fa..
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Get ready for double takes! When seeing you in the Crazy Idea Hugo race top and pants, most people will think you are Crazy for racing in your street clothes. That is the effect of Crazy Idea’s legendary printed designs. But don’t be fooled by the appearance, the Power Kler high-performance stretch fabric is designed for top skimo racing and speed touring. It has specific pockets p..
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No, they are not real denim jeans, but they do look pretty sweet. Most people upon seeing you wear the Crazy Idea Hugo Race Pants will think you are skimo racing in your street clothes. Add in the Hugo Race Top and they will definitely be looking twice. But, don’t be concerned by the appearance, the pants are made of Power Kler high-performance stretch fabric to keep you at the top..
The Trofeo Mezzalama is an iconic bi-annual spring race that starts at the foot of the Matterhorn and weaves through the Italian Alps in a grueling one-day event. The race brings challenging conditions and traditional race apparel often doesn’t cut it. It’s fitting that Dynafit should make a jacket specifically around the rigors of this race. Where heavier clothing doesn’t breathe ..
Leave it to Dynafit to make the ultimate race-training and spring-touring pant. The Mezzalama Race Pant is a top-tier mix of 4-way stretch Carvico and Dyna-Shell Windproof materials that’s abrasion-resistant, water-repellent, warm, and impressively breathable. The lightweight Carvico material takes up the back of the back of the pant to vent excess heat, keeping the internal climat..
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Think movement. The Alagna Lite jacket and pant is a “near suit” for racing and high-output touring. The front panel of the jacket is made of Karpos K-Shell which is windproof yet still soft and stretchy. The cuffs and medial side of the sleeves are made of Dualfit, an even more breathable fabric so you vent where you need it. The back is an even lighter fabric called Dualfit Light..
Leave it to Karpos to design a performance ski pant like the Alagna Lite. K-Shell fabric on the front half is windproof, traps a bit of air for some very light insulating properties, and employs a DWR treatment to protect you from the elements. However, Karpos thought the K-Shell fabric was a bit too stiff for some key areas, so the area surrounding your hip flexors and the backsid..
If moving fast is on your agenda, then so should be buying the Karpos Alagna Lite jacket. The Alagna Lite is a masterfully body-mapped jacket for racing, training, and even touring. Despite the focus on movement and breathability, the jacket offers decent weather protection. The majority of the jacket is built from Karpos’ proprietary K-Shell fabric which has excellent moisture-tra..
Recent studies show that owners of Karpos pants have a higher quality of life. This is especially true for skiers that own the Alagna Lite Pant. Such folk are often found alone at the top of peaks or passing people in the wee-hours of a resort-skinning session. The front half of the Alagna pant is made from K-Shell, a Karpos fabric that stops wind in its tracks. The back half of th..
The original Touring Intense jacket was one of our faves. Millet gave it the motto “eat up elevation gain.” As a speed-touring jacket or race top it did plenty of that and more. The Touring Intense II jacket is destined to carry on that level of performance, but with an improved feel. Updated materials make you want to sleep in the jacket after your tour or race. Its athletic cut h..
Time to put on the go-fast gear! The Millet Touring Intense II pants are best paired with race boots, light skis, and a big agenda. The close fit and thin material moves with the body perfectly to increase efficiency and minimize effort while crushing vertical gain. When paired with the Touring Intense II jacket, these pants are great as a training outfit, a casual 2 piece race sui..
The DNA is a two-piece training and racing getup from Dynafit. Featuring the Nilit® Innergy fabric technology, the DNA jacket is a tight fitting top that helps you get to the top. Innergy is a nylon 66 fiber that reflects heat as infrared rays, which purportedly causes an increase in performance due to deep heating. Whether or not that cuts down your time, the jacket looks cool and..
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As the bottom half of Dynafit’s two-piece training getup, the DNA pant is tasked with providing no interference to your progress. It accomplishes that goal by hugging your legs and letting boot buckles operate unimpeded. It also just may speed you up since it’s made with Nilit® Innergy fabric. This special fiber technology is able to reflect heat as infrared rays which purportedly ..
Two halves make a whole. The Repeat race jacket from Crazy Idea can be snapped together with the matching pant to make a full suit. The fabric is PowerKler, the same stuff found in the Crazy race suits that is smooth to the touch and might make you younger. But now you can enjoy your race-efficiency with or without pants. The Repeat top has two stomach stashes that you access by zi..
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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..
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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..
As the upper half of a skimo racing suit, the Falls Jacket is designed to keep you organized and encourage movement. The two-piece suit is made with PowerKler, the same thermo-sensitive fabric found in the amazing Crazy idea one-pieces. It purportedly reflects your body heat back as infrared light that can energize your muscles. Whether that works or not, the Falls Jacket feels fas..
$189.95 From $111.11
Together with the Jacket, the Falls Pant is a high-performance racing and training suit that will keep you energized when skiing up and downhill. That’s both due to the magic PowerKler fabric and the overall efficient design. The fabric-makers claim the fibers can reflect body heat in a way that affects muscle performance. We’re not sure but we know when you put one of these on you..
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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, breathable, 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 w..
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..
Introducing the Karpos Alagna, the high-performance speed-touring ski jacket. Hot laps on a thousand foot face in the middle of winter, peak-bagging in the spring, or the occasional Tuesday night race, the Alagna does it all. This is the platform around which Karpos has built a whole line of present and future classics. Thermodrytex Double is the high-tech fabric that keeps the Ala..
We aren’t entirely sure if the Alagna pant (pronounced uh-LAHN-ya) is supposed to be the ideal training pant for racers, the snug pant for backcountry skiers, or the “quiver of one” pant for light ‘n fast skiers. What we do know is that it’s awesome and that if you like to move quickly in the mountains, you’ll like the Alagna. Thanks to Karpos’ highly breathable and stretchy Thermo..
If you like moving fast in the mountains then the Karpos’ Alagna (pronounced uh-LAHN-ya) jacket should be the staple of your ski-top quiver. The Alagna features advanced body-mapping construction where multiple Thermodrytex and Dualfit fabrics have been strategically implemented to give you the highest performance and quality. Thermodrytex Double is a durable weatherproof layer of ..
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Warm, stretchy, comfortable, and high-performance; what’s not to like? The Alagna is the staple high-speed touring pant from Karpos; popular for good reason. Thermodrytex Double, the mainstay fabric in the Alagna, is very breathable and sports a DWR finish. That means it will vent and repel water with aplomb so you can charge through splitter weather. Thermodrytex PL+, a similar fa..
Ortovox are the leaders in natural ski apparel and offer some of the most comfy touring clothing around. With 100% Tasmanian Merino wool on the next-to-skin layer, the Tofana pant has exemplary thermoregulating powers so you always stay comfortable, regardless of the outside temps. Because Merino wool is also a breathable sweat-wicking fiber, the pants won’t get boggy like heavier ..
If you like comfortable ski-touring pants from companies focused on sustainability, Ortovox’s Tofana may be the champion. The cut is athletic and it offers just enough room for layering to the conditions while still staying streamlined to avoid crampons and ski-edges. But what really separates the Tofana is the 100% Tasmanian Wool lining. Wool is a sweat-wicking, stink-busting, and..
One common challenge many skiers face is how to stay warm in the backcountry without constantly changing layers. In the alpine, the wind, sun, aspect, and moisture content in the snow all play into how warm (and therefore comfortable) you feel. This isn't all about creature comforts, either. If you're frozen like an icicle, you aren't going to be winning any races (sounds obvious, ..
Designed for ski mountaineering, the Pierra Menta II jacket is built for superb freedom of movement while maintaining a comfortable body-climate. A hybrid construction featuring Millet XCS 100 softshell, Airtastic super breathable stretch material, and Polartec Alpha insulation, this jacket puts the right material exactly where you need it. It will climb, scramble, skin, and bootpa..
Built to keep up with the modern skimo woman, The Millet Pierra Menta II jacket confronts past industry-shortcomings of fast and light touring jackets for women. Make no mistake, this is one of the only jackets of its category to feature proper external skin pockets for fast transitions on the up and down. Designed for big days, hard training sessions, and distance ski-touring, Mil..
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..
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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..
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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..
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The Dynafit PDG is a casual racing, training, and touring jacket that is comfortable and functional. The top has a performance fit with 4-way stretch fabric that moves with you. It has an elastic hood so you can skip the hat, and thumbholes to lock the sleeves in place under your gloves. The PDG Jacket is lined with a thin layer of soft poly fleece that keeps you at the right tempe..
Women no longer have to shop in the men’s department for this. The PDG is a popular skimo pant since it’s a stretchy softshell with wind-blocker sewn in the front. That means it moves and breathes on the uphill yet doesn’t give you the shakes on the down. The PDG pants have stirrups that go under your ski boots and a reinforced cuff area for cutting out buckle holes. This makes tra..
The Millet Pierra Menta Jacket is light, breathable, 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 avail..
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..
Utah Skimo is a non-profit with a mission to elevate the sport of skimo racing in Utah. We’ve combined forces on a 2-piece race suit suitable for men and women. Since it’s a two piece, you can wear just the top or bottom as you see fit to tour or train. The two piece is also more convenient when taking bathroom breaks, especially for women. The Utah Skimo race suit is fully ISMF co..
After much contemplation on the skin track, we collectively decided that while trucker hats and neck gaiters are useful, they don’t embody our values quite as much as skiing in tight spandex does. Our search for the perfect skinsuit to boldly go where no spandex has gone before ended abruptly when a clear winner emerged. After laying hands on the Ski Trab skinsuit, we knew it was t..
At first glance, the RC U Racing Suit may appear to be a “run of the mill” skinsuit from Dynafit, but it turns out they had something up their sleeves! The RC U is an entirely seamless skinsuit made from a body-mapped combination of Nilit Innergy fabric and Dryarn Polypropylene. These four-way stretch materials have been carefully assembled to increase warmth and ventilation, but t..
The time has come to introduce the North American market to the most Italian skimo race suit ever created. Karpos is the official supplier of the Italian National Team and with the help of Damiano Lenzi, they have unveiled a suit that is as sleek as a sheik. The body is largely comprised of Lycra Power, a material well-known for making skinny skiers look even skinnier. A Gore Winds..
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More Italians have been on top of podiums than any other nation. Be it skimo racing, car racing, motorcycle racing, trail running, pasta making, you name it, the Italians have been there and done that. Italians are steeped in success, and the Karpos Race Suit is the official race suit of the Italian National Team. Maybe it’s all in the suit? The entire suit is made of Lycra Power, ..
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..
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Dynafit calls it a second skin. The DNA Women’s race suit is built with Nilit® Innergy, an energy-infusing fabric that will leave you excuse-less. The special nylon fabric technology purportedly increases performance by reflecting body heat as far infrared rays, infusing you with energy. But aside from the sorcery, the suit is decked out with all the features you need to get up, do..