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Product Spotlight: Speed Freak Hoodie

The Speed Freak Hoodie is a versatile jacket

The Arctica Speed Freak Hoodie is a versatile midweight insulator that doubles as outerwear. It is made out of high quality Duralite nylon with a Teflon DWR (durable water repellant) finish. Duralite is a fine denier nylon that is very soft and lightweight, yet very durable. The fabric has a double cire finish, which makes it water repellant yet allows it to still be very breathable. The double cire finish is also what makes the nylon shiny, windproof and down proof (if this were a down jacket the feathers would not poke through). The smooth finish of the nylon slides on over a ski race suit quickly and easily and also allows you to layer a parka or shell over top of it easily too. The Speed Freak Hoodie will stand up to many days of use on the hill.

A warm and comfortable jacket for ski racers

Arctica uses a low-bulk, hydrophobic, highly compressible insulation called HEAT80 for this midweight insulator. Heat80 is made of mid-loft polyester microfibers that are light weight, resilient, washable and quick drying. The HEAT80 insulation traps heat very efficiently, even when wet. This jacket is the perfect jacket for year ’round use. It’s light enough for use on cold summer mornings on the glacier at summer ski camp. It’s compressible enough to be worn under a ski parka for an additional layer of insulation in the dead of winter when it is frigid cold and it is perfect for those of you who prefer to layer a midweight insulator underneath a waterproof shell. The combination of Duralite fabric and Heat80 insulation make for a jacket for skiers and ski racers that travels well – it is light in weight and highly compressible, so it easily packs into a very small space.


The Speed Freak Hoodie is available for men and women and kids

This ski jacket is available in men’s (S – XXL), women’s (S – L) and kids (S – XL) sizing. For more information on sizing, check out our Size Chart. The Arctica Speed Freak Hoodie for men has a a trim fit, but is cut fuller throughout than the women’s jacket. The women’s Speed Freak Hoodie is slimmer through the shoulders and waist providing a more form flattering fit. The men’s, women’s and kids Speed Freak Hoodies are all available in red, navy and black. It is worth noting that the navy is a brighter navy blue, that is closer to a royal blue.

Middlebury Ski Club wearing their Arctica ski team jackets.

Great jacket for Team Gear

The Speed Freak Hoodie is our most popular jacket for Team Gear. It’s a great value for the dollar at retail pricing and even better when purchased ‘in bulk’ for a team. The jacket is thin and compressible enough to embroider or sew a patch on. The contrasting zips provide a nice accent to other solid color pieces to give you a little style. All 3 colors are available for men, women and kids, so everyone on the team will match and because of the versatility of this mid-weight ski jacket, everyone on the team will be able to use it. Those who run cold can wear it under a parka. Those who run hot can wear it instead of a parka. And at the end of the race everyone has one to put on for the team photo.

The Arctica Speed Freak Hoodie is available year ’round from Pick one up today!

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