Swedish Nordic Ski and Cycling apparel company has unveiled what it is referring to as a “super suit” or the Craft Kurbits. The company is hoping for Swedish dominance at the world championships in Falun, their home turf. It has been seen before! The designers of the suit apparently drew inspiration from many heroic Swedish victories in the world championships of the past. The Kurbits will be worn exclusively by the Swedish nation team in Falun. As far as technical features of the suit go, Crafts’s own press release sums it up best so I have included it down below. I have also included Craft’s promotional video.
Craft’s Press Release on the new suit:
Technically advanced super garment
In close collaboration with the Swedish skiers, Craft has developed yet another revolutionary racing outfit − The Kurbits Race Suit. This innovative garment is based on the suit that reaped great success at the Olympics in Sochi, where Charlotte Kalla won one gold and two silver medals.
Compared to its predecessor, The Kurbits Race Suit is made from a new material, a very thin and lightweight Italian polyester that offers superior function and body-temperature management. Compression fabrics in the legs keep the muscles focused while ultrasonic taped seams create a smooth surface for optimal aerodynamics.
The suit comes packed with innovative features such as Moving Wing Technology ™, which is a wing-like construction piece at the upper back that ensures total freedom of movement and allows the skiers to transmit all their power into each pole stroke. In addition, three-dimensional ergonomic design provides perfect fit and optimal comfort.
”We know that the suit delivers, as we saw during the Olympics,” says Craft’s CEO Jonas Peterson. ”It’s really exciting to dress one of Sweden’s best national teams for the season’s greatest ski event.”
A tribute to traditions
The Kurbits Race Suit combines the classic Swedish cross-country colors blue, yellow and white with a modern kurbits’ pattern uniquely designed for the great event on home soil.
”By letting the suit be inspired by traditional Swedish handicraft we connect the graphic expression and the beautiful decorations to the event in Falun,” says Craft’s designer Lena Karlsson. ”We have based the design on the old traditions of kurbits and given it a modern twist.”
The national team’s head coach Rikard Grip is very pleased with the new suit. ”It’s extremely important that the skiers can perform optimally − both during training and races,” he says. ”And I’m sure it will be a great experience for the skiers to put on this exclusive suit and race in front of the home crowd.”
The Kurbits Race Suit is developed exclusively for the world championships in Falun.
Are you interested in the Kurbits? Do you think this “super suit” will really give Sweden the edge in Falun? Let me know in the comments down below!