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Charlotte Kalla’s ski suit

© CIO / Jürg Donatsch

Charlotte Kalla is a Swedish cross country skier. She won the Olympic title on 15 February 2010 in Whistler, Canada, in the 10km individual.

This ski suit is the fruit of collaboration between the manufacturer and Charlotte Kalla. The research team used cameras to study the movements of the skier from every possible angle. From this study, a unique material with new stitching and ergonomic cutting was developed.

A 3D reconstruction enabled comfort and unequalled freedom of movement, despite the fact that the suit is tightly adjusted and aerodynamic. Polyester fibres allow for optimal evacuation of humidity, while polyurethane provides good protection from natural elements.

The material even contains carbon fibres, which enable thermal regulation, a key factor of success in a race.

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