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XC Ottawa reports on the Jessie Diggins Gold Line for Women
By:  Sheila Kealey   (2014/03/14)

XC Ottawa women have had a few months to put Podiumwear’s new women’s line to the test, and we love this new suit. Collectively, we’ve worn over 50 ski suits over the years, and all of us agree that nothing has come close to the cut, fit, and comfort of this women’s gold race suit.
Here are a few comments from the team:

Extremely comfortable!
Great fit!
The very best ski suit I’ve ever worn
No more saggy bottoms 
I no longer have to figure out where to move the excess lycra
A waist that isn’t too tight, which is great if you have any hips 
I could wear it all day (and sometimes I do . . . )
Podiumwear is the first custom apparel company to offer a line of products designed especially for women and girls. American skiing phenom Jessie Diggins helped with the design and testing of the new suits, aiming for a suit that is “extremely functional and cut to fit an athletic woman, not cut to fit a mannequin.” It has the super fabric and performance of the Gold Line suits, with 27 panels and contrast flatseam construction. You can find more information on the Women's Gold race suit here.

Training Jackets and Overpants

Podiumwear has also extended their women’s line to training jackets and overpants, which Holly (jacket and pants) and Sheila (pants) are wearing.  Like the suits, the women’s-fit warmups are perfectly-sized; the articulated knee construction on the pants makes them incredibly comfortable, moving with you whether you’re tucking on a downhill, striding uphill, or relaxing with a hot chocolate.  The jackets and pants have pockets in all the right places, strong and functional zippers, and look great.  Their lightweight stretch material manages to strike the perfect balance between protecting nordic athletes from the typical extremes of winter weather while wicking sweat and moisture. Here is more information on the Women's Gold Jacket and Women's Gold Warmup Pants.

Holly, showing off the Podiumwear women's line jacket and pants

XC Ottawa was already familiar with the quality of Podiumwear’s Gold line (which the guys on XC Ottawa are wearing), and their superb customer service.  We spend a lot of time in our ski suits, and the women's line has made wearing it even better!
Here are a few pictures of the Women's Line Gold suits in action.

Kyla, powering up the chin ups wearing the women's line gold suit top and bottom

Katie, flying at the Olympic trials in Canmore

Ingrid after a good race at the Quebec Cup in Far Hills - ladies, check out the great shoulder, arm, and neck fit!

Sheila at the Eastern Canadian Championships (photo by Diane Galus)

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