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 Windstopper panel makes up the front half of the pants, keeping your pistons warm and saving you from your own speed. The collar and wrist cuffs are finished internally with Thermofleece, a soft and sweat-wicking fabric that also traps a bit of warmth. Anti-slip silicone panels on each shoulder make sure your pack stays where it should. A Neoprene insert in the boot cuff improves durability and warmth in adverse conditions. As per usual, Karpos decided to throw in some Cordura cuff-guards to protect from the occasional ski edge or boot crampon. The Race suit features two enormous external dump pockets for fast access to skins and more. The top and bottom half are stitched together to operate like a onesie but feature a key opening near the front for when you overhydrate. Two pull-tabs on the main zipper adapt to different sternum or hip straps, allowing for the fastest transitions in the states. If your style isn’t Italian enough, don the Karpos Race Suit and turn it up to 11.
|Pockets||Two external skin pockets, two external zippered pockets.|
|Cuffs||Neoprene inserts for warmth, Cordura for durability|
|Materials||Lots of Lycra, Cordura, Neoprene|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Racing, training, "FKT-ing"|
|Notes||Windstopper front panel, collar and wrists feature thermofleece for warmth.|
|Bottom Line||Gotta dress like Damiano Lenzi to beat him|