How to dress for cross-country skiing

 

Choose the right outfit for La Transju by Dæhlie!

 

Tip number one:

The first piece of advice we can give you seems obvious, but you have to think about adapting your outfit according to the weather and the intensity of your effort. You must avoid at all costs to find yourself cold, or with 2 jackets hung around your waist and gloves in your pockets!

Daehlie Jacket

Tip number two:

Our second piece of advice is for the more adventurous, those who have committed to the long distances, 50 and 70km. You will have to be able to manage your stops so as not to catch cold before setting off again.

 

We advise you to choose a first layer containing merino wool to stay warm and dry during the effort and when you take a break to refuel. Indeed, the wool keeps warm even if it is a little wet, and this, for a long time.

 

If you tend to sweat a lot, you can take a spare thermal top, you'll be very happy to put it on halfway through the race if you've cooled off a bit!

If it's really cold, you can take an extra microfleece to cover up more during your breaks.

Dæhlie Jacket

Tip number 3: Which outfit for which athlete?

The holding of the winners

For those who are here to win (or who aim at the leading pack?), lightness is the key! We recommend a race suit, with a light and highly ventilated first layer, a headband or a mesh cap to absorb sweat and light leather gloves.

Ideal outfit:

Racesuit OBERSTDORF

Challengers' outfit

For performers, you should choose a light, technical outfit that provides protection and optimal ventilation. We will opt for a jacket with a membrane on the front and lighter under the arms as well as in the back, tights or fitted pants for more ergonomics, a first layer in synthetic or merino blend. For accessories, synthetic headband/cap and gloves not too thick.

 

Ideal outfit:

Challenge Jacket

The Ski-Plaisir outfit

For those who have not set themselves a goal other than to have fun on skis, we advise you to cover up more and opt for a jacket with better protection, a warmer thermal and thicker pants. Take gloves with which you are sure not to be cold, and a cap made of merino wool, for its comfort, softness and insulation.

Ideal outfit:

Kikut outfit
Finally, don't forget to take something to hydrate and fill up your energy, it would be silly to have a hypo in the middle of the spruce trees on the D-Day 😊 😊