Standard fit with enough space inside for wearing a base layer underneath.
We've designed some water-repellent clothing to protect your kid during their cross-country skiing outings in the snow.
The water-repellent property of a fabric is its capacity to make water run off its surface without absorbing it.
A fabric is made water-repellent by applying a treatment to its outer surface.
This treatment needs to be renewed during the lifetime of the garment (we recommend every 3 washes).
How to dress your kid for their cross-country ski outings?
We recommend you follow the 3-layer technique.
Layer 1: second skin (technical base layer) wicks away moisture from the body to keep your skin dry.
Layer 2: insulating (t-shirt, fleece) layer that provides warmth and wicks away moisture outwards.
Layer 3: outer protective (jacket) layer that protects from the weather conditions: wind, snow and cold.
The feet, hands and head are the most exposed parts of the body and, therefore, the parts most in need of protection.
Why should you protect yourself from the wind?
Did you know that the wind makes you feel colder? Therefore, if the outdoor temperature is 0° with a wind-speed of 20 km, it will feel like -10°. So-called "windproof" components help reduce this windchill by blocking the air flow resulting from the true wind and the forward motion of your sporting activity.
Why is it important to wear breathable clothing for cross-country skiing?
To avoid getting wet, wear breathable clothing that eliminates water vapour generated by perspiration.
We measure its evaporative resistance = RET
RET <6: extremely breathable, ideal for most intense physical effort
RET between 6 & 12: very breathable, suitable for moderate physical effort
RET between 12 & 20: moderately breathable, not particularly pleasant during physical effort
RET >20: not very breathable and therefore not very suitable during physical effort
RET >40: not breathable