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Skimountaineering: everything you need to know about the perfect racing essentials


The winter is coming” and we have to be ready for facing it in the best way possible. So, here we are with the latest skimountaineering advices, dedicated to all the race addicted and perfect for a last minute Christmas gift idea.

Ski & Skiboots:

lightness, resistance, strength and reliability: in few words, Gara Aero SL. The new race skis with consolidated 14-layer lightweight technology and featured with the new ATTIVO PROGRESSIVE SHAPE which enables the athlete to ski easily using less energy.
Changing the product but not the features, with only 450gr of weight, Stratos Hi Cube is the most advanced skimountaineering race boot on the market, winner of the 2015 alpine skiing World Cup worn by the champion Damiano Lenzi.
Adding only 350gr to this super light weight, the race-ready Syborg skiboot is an affordable everyday training boot for serious racers, a race day boot for amateurs, and a state-of-the-art ultra lightweight backcountry boot for skiers that want the fast and light advantages that ski mountaineering race boots offer.

Accesorise:

Simply and essentials, starting from the backpack, mandatory with two ski straps and with an integrated whistle, a spare couple of skins, probe and artva and a thermal blanket.
Also important is the helmet, that starting from the upcoming season has to be double homologated according to the latest ISMF rules. To meet this federation’s needs , La Sportiva has developed a double approved helmet in order to protect the person wearing it from impacts resulting from a overthrow while skiing dowhill. This helmet, of the commercial value of 139.00 euros, will be included in the official race pack of the first Epic ski tour, the 3-days ski mountaineering event in the heart of the Dolomites open to all lovers of snow, mountains and breathtaking landscapes.

Apparel:

The ISMF regulation provides for all the athletes taking part in competitions, to wear three layers of clothes, including two with long sleeves for the upper body. For the lower part instead, is required the only double layer, which can be composed by a classic ski mountaineering trousers (or suit) and an equally indispensable hardshell.
For this reason, Syborg racing suit could be the perfect first layer for both upper and lower part of the body. Combining technical features, maximum comfort and protection, this suit ensure full range of movement and exceptional body climate control to support elite level athletic performance. Perfect to combine, Guardian OverPant, the flexible trausers that gives protection against wind and water, and the Oxygen Evo Windbreaker, the 96g jacket in wind and water resistant fabric.
Last but not least, and perfect mid layer necessary to observe theinternational rules, Task hybrid jacket with Primaloft SILVER ACTIVE (40g) liner, ideal for racing and training session.

This is everything you need to know for your next race, so let’s start packing, and try now to win your bib for the first Epic Ski Tour!

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