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What do you call that poncho thing racers wear before the start?

post #1 of 12
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You know, the poncho looking thing they wear to stay warm in cold weather.

Thinking of getting one myself.

 

I found a rain poncho at artechski, but looking for something warmer.

 

One store in Europe has something closer - sti-sports, but I'm in the US.

 

Help?

post #2 of 12
An insulated poncho? smile.gif
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post #4 of 12

Most of these coats are more or less rain coats. Just outer shell without insulation. But it keeps a bit of extra warm close to your body and you have some extra clothes (ski jacket, ski pants under it), so it helps also when it's super cold or windy. Only insulated one I got some 6, 7 years ago was from Mizuno made for Croatian ski team. All others I have, or I have seen around (Halti, Vuarnet, Colmar, Goldwin...), are non-insulated.

post #5 of 12

On extremely cold days, the high school teams around here have capes they distribute to the racers. This is much simpler than a jacket or coat. I would think this something that a seamstress (or wife) could make and wouldn't cost near as much as the ponchos on Artech.

 

Karl

post #6 of 12

I have a Karbon coaches coat that does a lot of the same things, then I have a dozen insulated start coats that I got at World Cup Supply a number of years ago for my HS team. They're hard to find frankly. Another team we run into at races picked some up from Woody's but I don't know the details. Descente makes a coaches coat that are pretty spendy but I see those around a lot too. Watch Ebay is it's just for you, if you're looking for a bulk purchase I'd shop around. 

 

Jay

post #7 of 12

WCS Sport Capes. Team pricing for quantities of 10+ units.

http://www.worldcupsupply.com/catalog/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=254&idcategory=26

post #8 of 12

I call them dusters after the style of coat worn by cowboys. They are great for standing around, not so great for skiing in.

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I call them dusters after the style of coat worn by cowboys. They are great for standing around, not so great for skiing in.

 

I've seen more than a few young'uns skiing in dusters lately.  

It must be the new cool look.

post #10 of 12

You can also try a football supply co.  We call them "Capes."

 

http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/fisher-adult-lined-sideline-cape.html

 

If you are with a school, ask the equip manager or FB coach if you can borrow a few for race day.  They might even have some old ones they are willing to part with.

 

http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/fisher-adult-lined-sideline-cape.html

post #11 of 12

The ones I've seen (and worn) have sleeves, so can be worn while skiing, etc. They are essentially a long coat. The capes would be great for the start, but not for actually skiing, I think, as they don't have sleeves.

post #12 of 12

I always thought they were called full-length coats. Maybe there's a fancier name.

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