Standard fit with enough space inside for wearing a base layer underneath.
To protect you during your cross-country skiing outings in the snow, we've designed some water-repellent clothing.
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 stay warm and dry during my cross-country skiing outings?
We recommend 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.
Adjust the number of layers to the level of your physical effort and the weather, and make sure that the clothing is breathable.
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
Why should you protect yourself from the wind?
Did you know that the wind makes you feel colder? With an outside temperature of 0°C and 20 km/h winds, it will feel like the temperature is -10°. So-called "windproof" components help to reduce this windchill by blocking the air flow resulting from the true wind and the forward motion of your sporting activity.