The revolutionary new Arctica GS Speed Suit has been completely reinvented from the ground up starting with our exclusive new fabric. RACEFLEX is a highly durable three layer stretch polyester that has high elasticity, takes print incredibly well and passes the FIS required 30ml air porosity requirements. The new FIS required mark is placed on the back left leg to insure it’s legality. Patterns for every size has been completely reengineered to insure the best possible fit for the widest range of athlete. Each suit is cut and printed individually using a special process to insure bright colors and long lasting graphics. Nine panel fully anatomic construction and elastic thread insure the best possible comfort and fit. Spring loaded zipper pulls and silicone cuff grips insure that your suit is in place and close to the body. Pads are removable to customize per racer preference. Arctica GS Speed Suits are unmatched in quality, performance and value.
- All new re-engineered fabric, fit and quality for 2016/17
- Exclusive RACEFLEX 3 layer micro polyester fabric
- Carries newly required FIS mark to insure legality
- Meets FIS 30ml air porosity requirements
- All new fit using anatomic 9 panel construction and elastic thread
- Silicon leg grips secure fit
- Spring loaded zipper pulls stay in place
- Removable high impact pads
- Thumb anchor strap
Arctica Adult Race Suit Sizing Guide
Sizing of Race Suits
Speed suits fit by our size charts will initially be quite snug and require assistance stretching over the shoulders. However, the fabric "relaxes" after several uses to conform comfortably to your body. A new suit sized for initial comfort will stretch out and become oversized after the "break-in" period.
Race Suit Fabric
These highly elastic knit fabrics are not as abrasion resistant as woven fabrics. Contact with abrasive surfaces such as Velcro should be avoided. Prints on these fabrics are usually done on a white base and only penetrate the surface of the material. Some of the underlying white may show through areas of stretch. "Wear and Tear" is normal in stretch fabrics and may include pilling, cuts from ski/snowboard edges, and fabric burns from hitting gates at high speeds.
New FIS Race Suit Rules
Customarily is has been the responsibility of the athlete to send their race suit to a National Association to test for porosity and FIS compliance. A little metal tag called a “plomb” was attached to the leg of the suit after passing the test. Beginning this 2016/17 season, a new marking method will be used in the form of a printed logo on the back of the leg of approved suits.
Either method will be accepted through the end of the 2017/18 season. Beginning with the 2018-19 FIS race season all suits must have a FIS logo printed on the back of the left leg. Race suits with a plomb will no longer be acceptable at FIS races. See FIS SPECIFICATIONS FOR COMPETITION EQUIPMENT AND COMMERCIAL MARKINGS for full details.