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Fit Tips

Let our experts help you find the fit that will let you perform on the slopes

Karbon’s team of designers have put together these helpful tips to help you select the jackets, pants, coordinates, and race gear that will let you exceed your limits on the slopes.

Adaptive Insulation

This fabric takes care of your body temperature so you can focus on your adventures. Innovative thermal gates within the insulation open or close depending on the temperature, allowing you to hold on to the heat when you need it, or vent it out when you need to cool things down. Thermore T37 insulation gives you a wider range of comfort so you can extend your exploits.


Conquer the A.L.P.S with Layers

Conditions can change in a heartbeat and Karbon’s Adaptive Layering Protective System (A.L.P.S.) let you glide through it all. During most of the winter, you’ll need an EXTREM layer, that outer covering that protects you from the elements. Covering the middle ground is THERMIC, which gives added insulation on the coldest days or performs beautifully as outerwear when Mother Nature starts to thaw things out. NUCLEO is the layer that lies next to your skin, wicking away moisture to keep you warm, dry, and comfortable. Combine these layers according to the conditions and your personal preferences for temperature and comfort for performances beyond all limits.

Race Suit Fit

Racers looks sleek in their suits, speeding through the gates. But just how sleek and fitted should a race suit actually be? When a 1000th of a second can make all the difference, it’s important to understand how the fit of your suit affects your performance. If a race suit is too tight, it will stretch the outer fabric, creating a more porous surface. More pores create more wind resistance, slowing your speed just enough to make a critical difference in your time. Properly fitted race suits have just enough stretch to conform to your body without straining and stretching. Just sleek enough for success.

The Benefits of Stretch

It’s easier to turn in a top performance when you have freedom to move. Karbon’s stretch fabrics give you comfort and flexibility so your gear will never hold you back. In addition to the incredible mobility of these fabrics, they fit closer to your body, reducing bulk and weight to further free your style.

The Right Fit

Fit affects more than how you look – it impacts your warmth. Jackets that are too big have too much air between the jacket and your body, and all that air needs to be heated up to keep you warm. An ideal fit is comfortable and loose enough to let you layer, but not so big that it becomes inefficient to heat all that airspace. This is especially true for kids – buying a jacket that’s too big so they can grow into it may mean they’re perpetually cold on the slopes.

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