Layering is key with light and fast ski mountaineering. Look for highly breatheable materials with decent wind resistance for the up. Puffies come out of your pack while preparing for the down. Don't be afraid to dress up for the occasion with a full lycra body suit.
Coming in a smashing Skimo Co blue, the Mezzalama 2 Race Jacket is a flexible, form-fitting, and warm jacket for racing, touring, training, and just generally getting after it in a variety of conditions. The Mezzalama 2 Race Jacket is made from a combination of stretch fleece and Carvico stretch fabric, allowing for fantastic mobility, breathability, and warmth in a lightweight jac..
Choosing a Goldilocks pant that meets your needs for all skimo related activities can be an exhausting process. No worries, Dynafit is here to help. The Mezzalama Race 2 pant is the, "just right," of the skimo pant world, and stylish to top it off. Made with 4-way stretch materials and a fleece lining, the Mezzalama Race 2 Pant is a warm and form-fitting addition to any skimo close..
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..
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 Mezzalama Race 2 Women's jacket is sleek and technical, perfect for racing and training. Sporting a great deal of mobility and flexibility thanks to a combination of stretch fleece and Italian engineered Carvico fabric, this jacket will also keep you warm and dry as you push it up your favorite skin track. Unlike those old tube socks that would slide down into your shoes, the M..
The Mezzalama Race 2 pants are the answer! Assuming that the question is, "where can I find an incredibly versatile pair of pants for race days, training days, and big objective days where I'm hauling backside?" These lovely leggings are smooth, lightweight, cozy, and designed with performance in mind. The Mezzalama Race 2 pants are extremely stretchy and breathable, made with flee..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
We want you to go fast, you want to go fast, the DNA 2 racing suit wants you to go fast. This athletic fitting race suit will quadruple your speed! Okay, maybe not, but you'll still look good going fast, and that's nothing to complain about. The DNA 2 suit is a technical and sleek piece of attire made to be extremely mobile and breathable. There are plenty of pockets placed on the ..
Sleek, slick, speedy, stylish - call it what you will, Dynafit's DNA 2 Race suit for women is your superhero outfit when it's time to fly. One piece design will move with you from the skin track to the booter and all the way back down. Transitions are made seamless with a boot buckle system that allows you to customize the lower panel to keep your ski/walk mechanisms easy to access..
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..
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, ..
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..
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..
Behold the Plum Race Suit, Ladies Edition. Same suit, construction, and features as the men's suit but packed into a cut and color designed from the ground up specifically for women. Wickedly ventilated, built for speed, and slightly camouflaged with a few small flowers on the left shoulder to help you blend in with the Flora (we have a separately "camouflaged" suit to blend in wit..
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..
Behold, the Plum Race Suit. Wickedly ventilated and built for speed.
High output activities in warm conditions are where this suit will shine, as sweat wicking and ventilation seem to be prioritized over insulation. Unrestricted freedom of movement, more pockets than we've ever seen in a race suit (so far), and a skin tight fit that keeps your aerodynamic drag coefficient as low..
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..
A 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..
Straight from the skin tracks of Italy, the Crazy Idea Acceleration jacket not only looks good, but is way more functional than your average fleece. Sure, it's comfy and cozy like only a fleece can be on those cold days when your toes are going numb. But due to a stiffer face material that's coated with a durable water-repellent, it also holds up quite well as an outer layer when t..
This durable pant will serve you well through all your ski mountaineering dreams and cold, hard realities. Using Singtex® 10000 fabric, the Crazy Idea Acceleration pants are waterproof, windproof, yet breathable to keep you warm but not overheat. It’s not magic, they say, but science. Crazy reinforced the lower pant legs with a waterproof membrane and designed the gaiter-style cuff..
Dynafit’s debut of the Speedfit Dynastretch Pant has been anxiously awaited by fence-sitters everywhere. If you can’t decide between weather protection and mobility, you’re in luck because you no longer have to. Stitched with Hybrid Construction, the Speedfit pant is split into two main sections. The front-half is Dynastretch, an abrasion-resistant and weatherproof fabric that is a..
Dynafit’s Speedfit Windstopper Jacket, this time in a cut and fit specifically for women. Stitched with an advanced body-mapping design that Dynafit calls Hybrid Construction, the Speedfit Windstopper Jacket combines the best of the best. The Jacket offers breathability, protection from the elements, and freedom of movement. Gore, the makers of world famous Gore-Tex, toned down the..
If you've ever perused a Crazy Idea catalog, you may have noticed the amount of pride with which they describe their Cervino Jacket, and rightfully so! For more than 20 years it has been a staple piece of skimo apparel subject to annual iterations and improvements. Now revamped and renamed the Cervino Ultra, this version of an iconic jacket goes far above and beyond expectations fo..
The Cervino Ultra Pant is the cooler, younger (updated) brother in the Cervino pant line from Crazy Idea. Made with an athletic fitting design, these pants offer great breathability, comfort, and warmth when you need it most. The waterproof gaiters zip tightly around your boots and have optional cutouts that can allow you to access your buckles and the ski-walk lever without having..
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 Cervino kit from Crazy Idea is race-inspired top and bottom with a fleece lining that makes it a bit warmer than 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 main bo..
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 Dynafit TLT Dynastretch Jacket is a perfect option for those who appreciate the light and fast ethos but aren’t quite willing to commit to the looks of traditional race-style tops. Much like other race tops though, this jacket is lightweight, breathable, stretchy, and provides minimal insulation. A hybrid construction effectively balances weather protection with high output ven..
If you want pants that are stretchy, windproof, and breathable, you should have them. "But how?" you ask. Check out the Dynafit TLT Touring pant, that's how. These are a great option for outdoor adventurers who are looking for something that can hold up against the elements from New Hampshire's wind-scoured Presidential Range to Oregon's snow-slammed Mt. Bachelor. The Dynastretch (..