Valeria Colturi is an Italian designer that had the crazy idea of making clothing that could improve athletic performance. Made with high quality fabrics, her 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.
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 appeara..
$159.95 From $123.52
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 younge..
$189.95 From $137.43
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 ..
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 ..
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If you spend serious time in the backcountry, you're bound to experience nearly every form of weather imaginable. Whipping winds, hot and muggy forests, and snow falling so thickly that you can't even see the next switchback in the skin track-- all in the..
The Crazy Idea Half Blade jacket is a packable and zoned insulating layer designed for fast movement in biting cold, warming up for a race, or widening your margin of error on a long traverse. The lightweight construction won’t make an impact on your pote..
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..
Why Crazy Idea named this baselayer the Fahrenheit and not the Celsius is beyond us, but it definitely gets the job done. The super-top is designed with an ergonomic fit using a combination of merino wool and polyamide microfiber to create a comfortable n..
You may not need to wait for New Years for your next resolution. The Resolution top by Crazy Idea is potentially the sexiest jacket of the year. Its unique design makes it an ideal jacket for both sport and leisure. Made of a high performance 3D fabric it..
Gone are the days when going “base-layer-less” during a race or warm spring tour is the only way to keep your core temperature in check. Most of the time, baselayers are thought of as a way to stay warm, but unbeknownst to many, they can also play a big r..
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 ref..
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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..
$179.95 From $111.11
With signature Italian style and technical performance, the Crazy Idea Summit jacket is a must for cold locations and midwinter touring. Insulated with a blend of Primaloft Silver and a water-repellent down, the jacket is warm, breathable, packable, and d..
There’s a good reason why it’s called the Inspire jacket. Crazy Idea has designed this jacket to be a no-frills, no-worry tool to inspire you to new and exciting places. With honeycomb fur on the bust and back it keeps that heat in without derailing the t..
The Ionic jacket from Crazy Idea is the perfect piece to take you from the skin track to drinks with the gals. Crazy has popularized this jacket with its cut for an athletic lifestyle while throwing in some Italian flare. The multifunctional jacket is mad..
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. B..
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 ..
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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..
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 ..
The Nomix is a fitted ski touring & mountaineering pant that could be the ultimate combo of style and function. Reinforced knees are articulated for free movements and decorated with reflective piping. Instead of a small/medium/large size run, Crazy I..
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..
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Designed to follow the popular Century pant (remember the "pant of the century"?), the Crazy Idea Avenger pants have some updated trimmings and colors, but in form and function are essentially the same thing. The Avenger pants are designed for comfort and..
Crazy Idea’s powder-performer Pressing Pant is made for those deep days trail breaking or questionable weather. With a more relaxed fit than their ski-mountaineering pants the Pressing Pant incorporates a wind and waterproof membrane to fend off the eleme..
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..
Skiing in jeans has always been a way to make a statement to other skiers, but unfortunately, cotton just has no functional place in the backcountry. However, the Backslash pants combines the sought-after look of jeans while avoiding the use cotton, a fab..
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..
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 f..
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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..
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The Sideral pant for women is a comfortable all-around mountain pant that you will want to ski in every day. Made with Crazy Endurance fabric that is stretchy and breathable, the Sideral pants are great for earning your turns. The fit is athletic and you ..
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..
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Advance your ski adventures with the Crazy Idea Advanced pants. Built for both uphill and downhill skiing, the pants are constructed with Polartec Windbloc® fabric, meaning they can handle both harsh approaches and extreme descents. The material is stretc..
Face it, everyone needs a pair of good touring bottoms. If you are looking for a warmer set for those really cold days touring, look no further than the Culotte Cucu’ boyshorts from Crazy Idea. Not only does the Culotte Cucu help keep you warmer, it is ma..
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..
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The Crazy Idea Tropical Mitt packs in so much insulation that your hands feel like they are in the tropics. Designed for brutal cold weather or hands that simply run cold, the Tropical Mitt is different from the other overmitts in a few ways. First, it ha..
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..