Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Skinfit Klima Baselayer Review

The Skinfit Klima shirt is apart of their flagship baselayer series and is best known for being worn under bike jerseys and run gear in cooler climates.

There are quite a few different variations of this product within the line: tank top, shortsleeve and longsleeve shirts plus you can find tights and bottoms from their european webstores to complete the kit.

My experience is with the Klima shortsleeve shirt which I’ve deemed my “chainmail” because it’s like the armor I put on before doing battle with the elements. The fabric also resembles chainmail in the way it’s knitted from the functional microfine "Isofil" fiber.

My adventures are based in California, where we are generally blessed with very comfortable weather and climates. That’s why I plan expeditions to lesser traveled areas within the region, and push the boundaries of comfort and endurance.

Last weekend I was in the Sierra Nevada and successfully climbed Mount Whitney via the East Buttress, an 11-pitch 5.7 technical rock climbing ascent, that in its design requires bursts of high exertion while climbing followed by long periods of stationary time belaying the other climber. The Klima shortsleeve shirt was my first layer on this trip.

When I was giving it my all climbing each pitch, my perspiration evaporated rapidly and was transferred into my next clothing layer so my skin remained dry. Then while belaying in the cold, the Skinfit Klima fabric had a warming effect thanks to the way the fabric is weaved to trap a large amount of air in the fiber.

During these long trips I wear the Skinfit Klima shortsleeve shirt for a few days at a time without taking it off and it never smells bad. When I get home I just toss it in a regular wash cycle like all my other clothes and it dries quickly on the line or in a lightly heated drier.

The Klima shirt performed in winter conditions on the highest mountain in the contiguous United States at an elevation of 14,505 feet. I trusted my life to it keeping me warm and dry. Order one of these baselayers today and go put it to your own test!

 Yours in Adventure,
 ~Toby Guillette

Monday, August 27, 2012

What are you swimming in at the 70.3 and Ironman World Championships?

 New WTC (Ironman) rules went into effect last year requiring all suits worn in non-wetsuit swims to be textile based. There was a mad rush by a lot of companies to produce a suit that would be deemed legal by WTC, the governing body of Ironman traithlon.
At Skinfit, there wasn't a mad rush to make a WTC legal suit because we have been making the fastest, most comfortable, and now "legal" tri suits on the market for years!! Our Speedsuit and Speedsuit II led the way being worn by some of the fastest ITU and Ironman athletes in the world! Our plasma suit, laced with all the latest technology, was released last year well before the rule change to complement our already superb triathlon product lineup. The beauty of our Speedsuit II and Plasma Suit is you get speed in the water AND you have the option of wearing it for the remainder of the race because of its superior comfort and functionality!  We find most people want to wear it even for wetsuit legal swims under their neoprene suits because it is so comfortable.

Most U.S. based athletes turn to the usual companies out there like TYR and Blue Seventy for their legal swimsuits but we feel strongly that Skinfit should be on a level playing field with these companies when it comes to having a fast, breathable and comfortable suit.  There is a reason why Skinfit is literally seen everywhere in Kona year after year...the brand is highly respected in Europe with it's roots in Austria. The brand is available in the United States at, which is a good thing for U.S. based athletes!

At Skinfit we pride ourselves on using the best material on the market to optimize comfort and functionality, our stitching is flawless, and our products have been tested under the most extreme circumstances by some of the best athletes in the world! If your looking for performance, comfort, breathablity and, durability then you should look at our Speedsuit II and Plasma Tri Suit before heading to Vegas for the 70.3 World Championships and Kona for the Ironman World Championships!!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Skinfit Klima...nothing like it!!

Skinfit Klima Baselayers

The classic unisex Klima garments can be used all-year round; worn as the bottom layer, it aids moisture transport from the skin to the outside layers. It keeps you dry and has a lovely feel against the skin. When it's cold outside this is the perfect first layer for triathletes, cyclists, runners, and outdoor enthusiasts!
  • fast-drying
  • temperature-controlling
  • odorless
  • flat seams
  • extra-long back
  • Short-sleeve, long-sleeve, vest
Material: 100 % polypropylene

Packing measurements: 325m

Weight: 95g

* Ironman triathlon, Ironman World Championships, triathlon apparel, cycling apparel, running apparel

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Skinfit Klima.Soft Baselayers

Why are our Klima.Soft baselayers so special and loved by everyone, including triathletes, cyclists, runners, and hikers?

  • it is ideal as sportswear and everyday wear
  • soft and comfortable to wear against the skin
  • odorless, thanks to the special fiber with inlaid silver ions
  • temperature-regulating hollow fiber
  • flat seams, tight fit also ideal for everyday wear
  • available in short-sleeve, long-sleeve, and sleeveless.
Material: 90 % polyamide, 10 % elastane

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Great post from Skinfit Athlete, Toby Guillette

Read this race report from the "Endurance Guy".....he continues to amaze and inspire so many people