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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
What do you recommend for a sub 350 race suit? I also have 100 dollars to spend on layers which I need...

All advice appreciated.

Thanks.

Best,
Chris
post #2 of 20
As far as I've seen they're all pretty much the same in the non-stratospheric category. We've had Spyder and now it's Louis Garneau and it's no different. Go for the graphics in my opinion. And, unless you are purchasing separate body armor, make sure you get the kind with padding.
post #3 of 20
check out:

apogeeskiwear.com
schneiderracingusa.com
beyondx.com (they build for Spyder in Poland)

The Apogee suits are your best bet at that price point
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
What about this?

http://reliableracing.com/detail.cfm...&category=0010

I only mention it because I have NO idea what size I am and Reliable Racing is ten minutes away.

Best,
Chris
post #5 of 20
Well, they have the sizing charts at http://reliableracing.com/downloads/sizing_charts.pdf

Measure yourself.

A less expensive suit is here:

http://www.ski-racing.com/garn_gssuit.html

They have a more simplistic sizing chart.

Also, we've always been happy with Artech, which has suits here: https://www.artechski.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=A&Category_Cod e=005
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by sibhusky
As far as I've seen they're all pretty much the same in the non-stratospheric category....
I don't think people (other than World Cup downhillers) worry a ton about anything other than price and looks. For what it's worth, many of the best Masters racers in the country wear the Descente suit (at the expense of the Skier's Edge people), which seems to be the same one Artech sells for $225.

If you want to go well under your price point, look for used ones on eBay, or -- depending on what size you're talking -- at one or more of your local ski team's websites or events.
post #7 of 20
gota go to reliable & see what you like. I almost bought the Phenix WC suit off the discount rack for $199 new!, but I need a another suit like heat wave in december.

Spyder is a big name & you'll pay more for it! FWIF, the Decente DH suit is sweet & cheap. Artech is a great vendor too.

I just got rid of a few last nite!

http://cgi.ebay.com/US-Ski-Team-Worl...QQcmdZViewItem
post #8 of 20
The Descente suit is nice for the price. I got mine cheap at the end of last year... If you like a suit that isn't all neon and flashy it is the way to go!
post #9 of 20
The Louis Garneau suits can usually be picked up a reasonable price. The quality is reasonable and mine is warmer than my other Fila suit.

Only issue I have found with them is that they are very prone to "fuzzing/pilling" at contact points.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by iriponsnow
I just got rid of a few last nite!

[eBay link]
Yikes. You did pretty well on that. Take back what I said about the great deals on eBay. OK, actually there are good deals, but as a buyer you need to exercise a little discipline.

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Originally Posted by kestner9
The Descente suit is nice for the price. I got mine cheap at the end of last year... If you like a suit that isn't all neon and flashy it is the way to go!
I quite like the relatively clean look of the Descente suit. The black looks sharp ... plus it's supposed to be slimming.
post #11 of 20
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Originally posted by SJjohnston
Originally Posted by ScotsSkier
The Descente suit is nice for the price. I got mine cheap at the end of last year... If you like a suit that isn't all neon and flashy it is the way to go!




Not my quote I'm afraid . I have no experience of the Descente suit.! I do recall one of the guys I race with complaining it was quite cold though which put me off.
post #12 of 20
Okay, I edited the original. That's what happens when you start trying to quote more than one thing at a time.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier
Quote:

Originally posted by SJjohnston
Originally Posted by ScotsSkier
The Descente suit is nice for the price. I got mine cheap at the end of last year... If you like a suit that isn't all neon and flashy it is the way to go!




Not my quote I'm afraid . I have no experience of the Descente suit.! I do recall one of the guys I race with complaining it was quite cold though which put me off.
I wouldn't worry about the suit being cold. If you have time to worry about being cold while in a racecourse GO FASTER!! Seriously though just take off your outer gear about 5-10 racers from your start and have someone ski it to the bottom. DH suits are not made to be warm they are made to be fast.
post #14 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bohemian
What do you recommend for a sub 350 race suit? I also have 100 dollars to spend on layers which I need...

All advice appreciated.

Thanks.

Best,
Chris
Hey Chris, what are you going to be running? If you can find one in the price range, get a GS suit instead of a DH suit. Comfier, warmer, and less painful.

The Adirondacks, eh? Thats pretty broad.
post #15 of 20

speed suit

was at the johnathon and fletcher factory last week (picking up some of coahes shell jackets) and they had all the new olympic suits. The french team were just in the process of sorting out all their kit.

like beyond x, they make their own brand kit, but also loads of stuff for others. all the lifties in france get their kit of them, and it lasts fro 3 years minimum with the trashing they give them.

very impressive features is their removable padding, ie dh suit 1 day, arm padding for gs the next, and then full on slalom the next day.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by paulhothersall
was at the johnathon and fletcher factory last week (picking up some of coahes shell jackets) and they had all the new olympic suits. The french team were just in the process of sorting out all their kit.

like beyond x, they make their own brand kit, but also loads of stuff for others. all the lifties in france get their kit of them, and it lasts fro 3 years minimum with the trashing they give them.

very impressive features is their removable padding, ie dh suit 1 day, arm padding for gs the next, and then full on slalom the next day.
They do make the best quality suits- Used by Halti, POC and obviously Anzi Besson (French Team supplier) Thier prices are however way out there- Beyond X produces in Poland- much less expensive. Also look to Apogee from Canada- I would love to see some of their outerwear designs.. do yyou have a contact there?
post #17 of 20
I suggest a GS versus a DH suit. The forearm and shoulder padding will save you a lot of pain, but the leg and back padding is imo superflous. If you are racing SL you absolutely need shinguards, otherwise you will rip the suit on the gates.

Fwiw I have a spyder performance gs suit. (Between the comp and wc suits)
post #18 of 20
Descente team gs suit $275.00 at www.race-werks.com. If you call in the order and use discount code CD1118 you will receive $30.00 off any order of $175.00 or more if ordered before 12/01/05. They are are also one of the few POC dealers in the U.S. and also carry some of the Apogee line.
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by vail99
They do make the best quality suits- Used by Halti, POC and obviously Anzi Besson (French Team supplier) Thier prices are however way out there- Beyond X produces in Poland- much less expensive. Also look to Apogee from Canada- I would love to see some of their outerwear designs.. do yyou have a contact there?

they do quite a few more of the teams than that. swedish team suit is as boring as normal. I quite like the finland suit for the olympics.

I was sure that their suits are under $350, or at least under €300.

I thought there was some cheap bulk order deal you guys had in the US through NASTAR?
post #20 of 20

Check out www.hurricaneracing.com for suits under $350.00.  Hurricane Racing Technical Sportswear supplies ski teams and clubs with custom race suits, outerwear and other ski race related clothing.  These race suits are produced in Italy by Soullimit Technical Sportswear.  More info is available on the Hurricane Racing website.

 

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