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Skimo Co

Skimo Race Suit

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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 the one to carry our flag. Carefully assembled to sky-high Italian standards, the Skimo Co skinsuit sports a generous number of internal pockets to make itself fast and efficient between the tape. The boot-cutouts and off-axis collar zip also help while reaching out for the occasional FKT. If you are looking for a high-quality skinsuit and don’t mind showing a little Skimo Co love, the Skimo Race Suit is your new best buddy. Plus, Skimo blue!

  • Diagonal neck zip is comfortable and stays out of the way when fully zipped.
  • Four internal skin pockets can house multiple sets of skins, snacks, a camera, etc.
  • Dual pull tabs on the main zipper allow easy access from top down or bottom up.
  • Secondary vertical zipper just below the waistline for nature breaks.
  • Generously cut collar leaves room for a gaiter or a lucky charm.
  • Multiple boot cutouts can accommodate a host of boot styles.
  • Vented back panel reduces sweat buildup underneath a pack.
  • Zippered internal beacon pocket for ISMF compliance.
  • It says Skimo Co and stuff.

Update 2021/22: New design! A color revamp coupled with a nice functionality increase. Primary difference is the addition of exterior skin dump pockets to give more storage options on the go.

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478g [M]
Ventilation Back perforated
Hood No
Pockets Kangroo pouches, zipped internal beacon, external chest zip
Cuffs Stretchy, reinforced stirrups
Specs Verified Yes
Fit Race
Materials   Lycra, Meryl, Cordura stretch
Insulation No
Seams Flatlocked
Skimo Co Says
Usage Racing, working at Skimo Co
Notes Cordura cuffs
Bottom Line Great race suit with the best logo
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Questions & Reviews

Question from Lukas
Looking for a race suit for my son, ca 5.8 tall, strong built but not big, around 150 lbs, (and still growing)
Should I get Medium or Large? Are the suits padded?
... and what do you wear below? just base layer and /or mid layer? He does not get easily cold, in fact he likes the cold. He is skiing for year on teams but its the first time he will wear race suits.
Answer from jbo
Hi Lukas, please note this is an uphill ski mountaineering race suit. It does not have padding and would be cold for downhill racing. If he is on a skimo team, the large should fit well enough and give a bit of room for growth.
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Question from Todd Brennan
Would I use this for nordic skate ski marathons?
Answer from Patrick C

Thanks for the question! These suits will have a few skimo specific features, one of which are both external and internal "dump pockets" to hold skins and to potentially organize food/water. While you are not concerned with skins, the pockets could come in handy for a long race. The biggest issue I see is that the back panel is mesh. Skimo racers are required to carry packs so this panel is in place to accommodate the need for extra breathability. As a Nordic skier this may cause you to get pretty chilly, especially while tucking on downhills. While not out of the question to use this for a cross country ski race, I would advocate that you find a Nordic specific suit. Good luck with the racing!
Answer from Jon Einar Mattias V
Maybe a late but here is my awnser.

Yes, as a xc skier I think it should be great in xc ski marathons. You often wear a running vest with a bladder anyways so the design with the mesh is fine.

Only problem I can think of is the bib; it covers the whole zip up front, like imagine having a running singlet over this suit, then open the zip. See, not practical!

In theory it should be awesome in vasaloppet (90km), nordenskioldsloppet (longest xc ski race at yes, 220km), or birkebeiner (54km with backpack of 3kg!). That last race is actually amazing. Like this suit is designed for racing with a pack!

Again, the problem is often the bib. In the birkebeiner it's front only because of backpacks, but as long as it is visible front and rear (if it has a rear) then your ok. In marathons the bib is often smaller than the olympic ones. Think of it as those really old school side tie bibs they used in alpine and xc-,skiing way back.

Nordenskioldloppet would be my secret tip to use this though. There I think it wouldn't be weird (also it's fine if the bib is not 100% clearly visible, although visibility of the bib is still apreciated, packs are also advised, so this is a good and fast storage solution actually) and in combination with a running vest with bladder the mesh panel becomes a nice feature actually, not if you'd use no pack.

I guess I would only use this for xc skiing if I really saw a good use for this.

Hope this helps
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Allen T (used product a few times)
Love the new suits (21/22). Fit really well, looks good. The rubber kick pads on the inside of the stirrups will hopefully help with longevity. The external pockets are also great. My transitions aren't really that good, so having one less thing to think about is great (no unzipping suit front).

We just need a lighter color version for big spring days, black won't cut it for glacier missions in the PNW in May : )
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Question from Mckay
Would the medium fit a 5'-6" 125 male properly since you say it runs small?
Answer from Ian C
Hey McKay, you are a little in between sizes in which case I would say the Medium would be the way to go.
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Question from Samuel L
Can you guys post pics of the 21/22 version of the suit?
Answer from Ian C
Hi Samuel, we will definitely get official photos of these up soon. In the meantime, here is a picture I snapped to provide an idea of the color changes and external skin pockets!
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Question from Oscar
I'm 6'4" 180#. What size would you recommend? XL?
Answer from Brett S
Thanks for reaching out, Oscar. These run on the small side, so I think the XXL would work the best! Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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Question from Andrew R
Do you think you'll get anymore larges or mediums in?
Answer from jbo
Hi Andrew, sadly not this season.
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Question from Scott S
Are there any external chest pockets (that would work for small squeeze bottles, etc)?
Answer from Jeff
Scott, There is just one small zipper chest pocket. Really only big enough for a couple GU packets.
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Kurt P (used product a few times)
super fast good times! It's Italian, its black and it says I have a Crazy Idea suit thats a bit lighter weight so that is used if racing above ~mid 20s F. ONLY drawback is EXCESS TIGHT straps to pull under boots. I use a volle ski strap to wrench it under my boots.
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Question from IKER
Do you deliver also to Spain?
How long takes the delivery to Spain?
Thanks and regards
Answer from jbo
Hi Iker, yes we can ship to Spain. You will have several options at checkout, but I suggest using International Express for speed and reliability.
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Question from Aaron
So I am 6'2, but a 30 waist, would I still want to order this in a Large?
Answer from jbo
Hi Aaron, yes! It's on the tight side so will have no problem hugging you.
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