Born from a racing heritage
In the tradition of luxury, high performance Grand Touring (or Gran Tourismo) sports cars like the Porsche 928, the GT jacket and pant and Targa jacket, are the ultimate skiing apparel for performance and comfort. These ski pants and jackets are race bred, but have many luxury features for the most demanding athletes and discerning skiers.
High performance full side zip pants
The Arctica GT Stretch full side zip pants are constructed of durable FLEX20 all way stretch waterproof/breathable fabric. FLEX20 is our exclusive fabric of 85% nylon for durability and 15% Lycra. This fabric provides all-day comfort and performance. All seams on the GT pants are fully taped – so this pant is completely water proof. The GT pants also feature a trim, precise racer fit.
They are insulated with HEAT40 synthetic insulation for warmth. As an extra bonus, the GT pants are completely lined with DURALITE, a 20 denier nylon fabric that is very soft, lightweight and slips on easily over your speed suit or layers. There are two exterior zippered handwarmer pockets, and full length covered side zips for quick and easy removal, whether it be at the top of the race course or at the end of the day. All Arctica full side zip pants have reflective logos for safety. A reversible belt is included.
Comfortable and lightweight jacket
The Arctica GT Jacket and Arctica Targa Jacket provide premier skiing performance. Both the GT jacket and the Targa jacket have beautiful, clean lines. What differentiate the two is the racing inspired color block panels on the shoulders and arms of the Targa Jacket.
Both jackets are constructed of durable FLEX20 all way stretch waterproof/breathable fabric. FLEX20 is our exclusive fabric of 85% nylon for durability and 15% Lycra. This fabric provides the ultimate in stretch performance comfort. Since it is 4-way stretch it will stretch comfortably in all directions, making it super comfortable through the shoulders and back. All seams on the GT jacket and Targa jacket are fully taped so that these jackets completely water proof.
There is an extra high collar to protect your face from high wind and snow. The collar features a face protector storm flap with blowholes to allow moisture vapor form your breath to escape and keep your face dry and warm. The GT jacket Targa jacket are insulated with HEAT80 synthetic insulation. It is a very warm insulation that is also very light weight. Both jackets have large pit zips for easy temperature regulation. The removable hood fits over most helmets.
The exterior has two zippered hand warmer pockets, two zippered chest pockets and a pass pocket at the arm. For extra comfort, these ski jackets are lined with Duralite, a 20 denier nylon fabric that is very soft, lightweight and slips on easily over you speed suit or layers. Interior features of the GT and Targa jackets include radio pocket and goggle pocket, powder skirt and zippered chest pocket. All Arctica apparel features reflective logos for safety.
Designed with the ski racer in mind
The Arctica GT jacket, Targa jacket and GT pant are bred from a racing heritage and designed with the ski racer in mind. They are trim fitting and found to be the least inhibiting in ski race training. Because of the stretch properties in the fabrics they have the most comfortable fit of any race clothing and are the ultimate skiing apparel. The trim fit, high quality, non-bulky insulation and stretch allow the jacket and pants to mimic the feel of training with just a race suit on. They are THAT comfortable. The light weight high performance fabrics are super durable and do not pill.
Sized for men and women
One size does not fit all when it comes to the GT jacket and pants and Targa jacket. In order to achieve the precise alpine race fit, all GT and Targa jackets and GT pants are sized separately for both men and women.
For the women, we did not just take the men’s patterns and make them smaller. The patterns are graded differently to allow the women’s jacket and pant to fit like women’s ski apparel should. The pants fit smaller through the waist and fuller through the hip. Women’s pants also have a slightly longer inseam then mens. The women’s Targa and GT jackets fit closer through the torso and waist and flare slightly at the hip to allow for a more women’s specific look and fit. The women’s Targa and GT jackets feature a 31 – 32 inch center back length (on the medium) for optimal comfort and warmth.
The men’s Targa jacket and GT jacket and pants have a trim, race inspired fit as well, but are designed specifically for men. The shoulders are graded to accommodate a man’s broader shoulders. The torso and waist are also fuller than the women’s jackets and does not flare at the hips. Center back length on the men’s medium jacket is 33.5 – 34.5 inches to accommodate a man’s longer torso. The men’s GT pants are designed to fit a man’s lower body. They are slim fitting through the hip and slightly fuller through the thigh. Inseam lengths are graded appropriately for a man’s shorter leg lengths as well.
Ultimate skiing apparel
All in all you will find the GT jacket and pants and Targa jacket to be the ultimate skiing apparel for a ski racer or someone who just prefers ski racing inspired designs. Just as many high performance car companies have found, we agree – racing improves the breed.