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 placed perfectly for all your ski mountaineering necessities. A zippered chest pocket is there for calories, an inner zipper pocket is made for your avalanche transceiver, and large internal kangaroo-pockets are big enough for your skins. The Crazy Idea Hugo system is so fun to wear you’ll do it anytime the weather permits.
- Power Kler high-performance stretch fabric provides comfort and a great race fit.
- Fasteners integrate Hugo race pants for full suit performance.
- Easy access to large internal skin pockets for fast transitions.
- Internal zipped pocket for avalanche transceiver.
- Chest pocket with aerodynamic invisible zip.
- Flat seams for comfort and increased durability.
- Cool printed designs for a stylish look.
|Pockets||An external zipped pocket and skin pocket, two internal stash pockets|
|Waist||Slim with hooks to attach the Hugo Race Pants|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Legendary Crazy Idea prints|
|Bottom Line||Stylish race top|
|Compare to other Men's Speed Jackets|
Questions & Reviews
Pretty sure the bottoms are a past year’s Repeat or Hugo.
That was my understanding that Hugo was a lighter material than the Alagna Lite that I own. However, I was asking how does the Hugo material compare to the top (not the windproof bottom) of the Karpos Race Suit https://skimo.co/karpos-race-suit. I own one of those too and it feels thinner or at least more open to the air flow than Alagna. However, mine is an older piece, certainly pre 2020 (2018?) and maybe the material of the more current Race Suit has been changed to one that is identical to Alagna if that is what you are saying. I would appreciate that email very much. Thank you.
To answer your question, the Hugo top is slightly thinner and a bit more breathable then the race suit. The race suit top has a bit of a DWR treatment that makes the top feel more substantial, that and the skin pockets on the outside of the suit add up to be more wind blocking. The Hugo top is super thin and breathable making it a great option when trying to shed that extra thermal energy.
Hope that helps,
That is the answer I was hoping for. I am a sweaty guy and then, I feel somewhat ridiculous in a one piece suit when not racing (which I can't remember when I did last time).
1. How does the material compare to that of the Karpos Race Suit (the top part of it)? Which one is thinner, more breathable, less wind resistant?
2. I'm 186 cm and 74 kg in my birthday suit, size L according to the size guide. Some reviewers suggest that this item may be an oddity in the CI lineup fitting bigger. What size would you recommend? My chest is 98 cm at the nipple level and 101 cm higher up across the armpits, waist 78 cm.
3. The colors are not quite my cup of tea. Not that important but any suggestion of possible different styles for the upcoming season?
The Hugo is a lighter material and is a Race or late spring piece. The Alagna will be the more weather-resistant piece.
For fit, I would still say a large for you. I am a bit smaller than you and found the Medium to be a bit too tight for me.
Color, there is one new one we will be bringing in. Away from the plaids and prints. Has a mountain print with splashes of color, dark near the bottom. If you reply to this, I will get an email and can reply with a picture.
My only real gripe is that it doesn't have the grippy bit at the bottom to keep it from riding up under your pack. I find myself pulling it back down (or tucking it into my pants, which looks absurd even in the context of skimo attire) quite a bit. Otherwise no reservations, I'll be wearing this a whole lot more as the weather warms.
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