The new Hagan skimo race suits are here. They look sharp and are super functional: wind resistant (and surprisingly warm) interior skin pockets, two exterior pockets, small zippered ID/phone pocket, reflective piping and patches to keep you safe in pre-dawn and post-sunset training, integrated hoods. The graphic design is similar to last year, slightly simplified. The material on the lower legs is a bit lighter than last year, although a large section of abrasion resistant material remains on the lower inside legs to ward off cuts from boots and ski edges.
Although built for racing, race suits aren't limited to racing. They make a fantastic training outfit - as a base layer when it is cold and with a light jacket and maybe over-shorts when warm. Thinking a skimo race suit is for racing only is like thinking a bike jersey is for racing only. The Hagan skimo race suit is superb at keeping you comfortable without bulk: it keeps snow out of your boots and in the event of spills prevents snow from going down your waist and neck.
And nothing says "self-assured" like heading to the coffee shop wearing one of these after training or racing!
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Mike Whelan is doing a great video series on skiing all the snowy state high points from Maine to California. Wyoming's Gannett Peak is the 23rd, and hardest peak summited so far in his Skiing States project, an original goal started in 1998.
Spring is the best time for ski touring – corn snow, sunshine and warm temps.
Spring does require a little extra skin care to avoid the dreaded "glomping." Here are some skin care tips:
Hagan Ski USA is proud to sponsor two iconic, local (to us) races – the 5 Peaks and the Imperial Challenge. Sign up, see us at the races, and maybe win a set of Hagan Skis.
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