Why you need an Arctica race suit
The Arctica race suit is unmatched in quality, performance, and value. Here are our top 5 reasons why everyone should be wearing an Arctica Raceflex GS Speed Suit. Arctica race suits are:
Stylish and unique
At Arctica, we pride ourselves on our unique designs. Because of this, our designers strive to use colors and patterns to create stylish speed suits that are bright and bold, but not garish. As a result, we have heard many times from athletes that their favorite thing about their Arctica race suit is that it is so unique.
Arctica’s race suits are engineered to ensure the best possible fit for the widest range of athletes. They feature 9 panel, fully anatomical construction with 16 removable high impact pads strategically placed for protection. These speed suits are made of high quality, proprietary 3-layer all-way stretch micro-polyester fabric called Raceflex. The inner layer is soft, wicking polyester combined with and inner microporous membrane to help regulate body temperature and feel good against the skin. The outer layer is a tightly knit, high stretch polyester to protect you from the elements. Additionally, this tighter-knit outer layer gives the fabric more powerful stretch and recovery, which also makes the suit warmer and creates a more precise fit.
The Arctica Raceflex fabric has high elasticity so it will endure many seasons of use without stretching out or losing shape. Consequently, this high tech polyester fabric is also resistant to pilling and friction-related damage. We also sew it with an elastic thread and a higher than average stitch count for more durability. All-in-all this durable ski racing suit will stand up to even the most rugged junior ski racers.
Arctica ski racing suits are $350 for an adult race suit and $300 for a kids ski racing suit. You won’t find another speed suit on the market with so many features at such a reasonable price. Similar suits from other brands cost $550 – $575 for adults and $375 – $379 for kids. That’s just crazy!
All Arctica race suits conform to the FIS specifications CS 2015 rule, which has also been adopted by the USSA. It applies to all U19 athletes (16 years of age and up). This means these suits are all FIS legal for Giant Slalom, Super G and Downhill. Beginning with the 2018-19 race season, all race suits must have the FIS certification logo printed on the back of the leg. So if you are hoping to get more than one season out of a suit, make sure it has the label on the leg now. All of our ski suits bear the FIS CS 2015 label on the leg. Don’t be caught at the starting gate in a suit that isn’t certified. If you are, you might not be allowed to race!
We feel every ski racer needs an Arctica Speed Suit, we hope you agree.
Editors note: This post was updated on 11/26/19 to include information about and images of ski racing suits for the current season.