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SKINS SP RI N G

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steady

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Spring /Summer

2012

Contents SPRING’S ARRIVED SKINS: THE STORY SO FAR THE BIG WHY THE SKINS FOR YOU xx xx

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400 SERIES A400 ACTIVE RY400 RECOVERY TRI400 TRIATHLON C400 CYCLE CYCLE PRO G400 GOLF S400 SNOW

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200 SERIES A200 ACTIVE

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TRAVEL RECOVERY ACCESSORIES ESSENTIALS

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SIZING SCIENCE IN SKINS FAQS STAY IN TOUCH

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Paul Collingwood, former England cricket captain.

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Spr ing at

las t !

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d e d e e n y p Yes, it’s colder and darker but Co

for sports freaks like us, that’s a reason to celebrate. Because with SKINS you can keep going all year round in the worst rain, hail, mud and other misery that Mother Nature chucks your way. These 50 pages are bursting with products and info which, even if it doesn’t see you lifting gold in London, may nudge your PB up a few notches. The elite among you will be familiar with our revolutionary 400 Series but we’re as excited as a child at a chocolate factory about our new 200 Series. These are SKINS that anyone who wants to perform better, harder and faster can enjoy. All in all, there are a whole bunch of reasons to pull your SKINS on and embrace the big chill. Read, learn, enjoy.

Jaimie Fuller, CEO

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REWinD

YOU WANT TO WIN

RIGHT?

or skins, the story so far.

TRAIN HARDER. COMPETE LONGER AND RECOVER FASTER.

There’s actually a hell of a story behind the invention of SKINS which involves extraordinary drive and some pretty impressive science.

We’re mad about those ‘hairs on the back of the neck’ moments, and we’re obsessed by the competitive spirit which leads to them.

Back to the beginning. The inspiration behind SKINS was provided by an Australian bloke with a simple, bold ambition: to feel ten years younger so he could do the things he used to do, feel bullet-proof just as he had when he was in his early twenties, stay out on the slopes all day long, party all night and be ready to do it all again and again.

Founded in Australia, SKINS have innate respect for the underdog; for determination, passion and pure grit. We’re inspired by great sporting moments etched in the minds of sports fans the world over. We hate doping with a passion – in fact all our sponsorship contracts with athletes and teams have this philosophy built into them. SKINS enhance human potential naturally. By providing the right compression in the right places, SKINS accelerate your blood flow and help deliver more oxygen to active muscles. Sport gets our blood racing and we want our gear to get yours racing. Our obsession with pushing limits and always going one step further is what’s made us one of the world’s most recognised and innovative sporting brands.

Which wasn’t easy. It actually took him five long years (including consultations with NASA and other brains) to work it out. His starting point was the knowledge that his muscles needed better blood circulation to transport precious oxygen to them. By wrapping his muscles in a second tight ‘skin’ with an ascending level of compression, the blood would be pushed along. In other words,he invented and refined SKINS with engineered gradient compression. Once he had established that SKINS really did accelerate blood flow, increase oxygen delivery to working muscles and as a result improve his power, speed, stamina and recovery, he didn’t waste any time. Hi fiving over, he began sending truckloads of SKINS around the planet. It wasn’t long before the sporting elite and amateurs alike swore by their SKINS. And still do. Johnathan Thurston, North Queensland Cowboys Captain.

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Why ? T H E B IG

WHY COMPRESSION SPORTSWEAR? WHY SKINS? It’s impossible to fit all the science and research behind SKINS into one small brochure, so if you want more details, go to SKINS.net. Meanwhile, here are just a few of the revolutionary reasons why SK INS are not only the original compression sportswear, but also the best.

01 ENGINEERED GRADIENT COMPRESSION SKINS gradient compression has been engineered to provide the correct level of surface pressure to specific body parts, increasing circulation and delivering more oxygen to active muscles – so you can train harder, with more power and less pain for longer.

02 DYNAMIC GRADIENT COMPRESSION

03 MUSCLE FOCUS

Athletes don’t stand still. In developing our revolutionary 400 Series, we studied athletes to determine the compression requirements of each muscle group in motion, while static and during recovery. The result? SKINS Dynamic Gradient Compression for optimal performance.

SKINS wrap and support specific muscle groups. This reduces vibration and helps maintain muscle alignment, minimising the risk of injury and improving muscle efficiency. This is one of the reasons we’re endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

04 SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION

05 Perfect fit

06 RECOVERY

SKINS fabric is warp knitted using multiple fine quality yarns for added strength. Warp knit fabrics have no natural stretch – the spandex mix ensures specific levels of elasticity and perfectly controlled compression.

SKINS don’t believe in ‘one size fits all’. We take sizing seriously so you get the benefits of precise compression and comfort. Each product has a specific size chart which takes into account your height and weight – and in some cases, your body shape as well.

SKINS speed up the turnaround of metabolic waste and improve the recirculation of blood lactate. SKINS are also proven to reduce exercise-induced muscle damage.

08 SUN PROtection

09 research

SKINS protect the body from harmful UV rays. Our garments have 50+ UV protection in all non-mesh areas.

SKINS are researched by independent scientists and the results are published in scientific journals. To date, over 10 papers have been published following research on SKINS.

07 TEMPERATURE & mOISTURE MANAGEMENT SKINS keep you warm when it’s cool and cool when it’s warm. Wicking in SKINS fabric allows moisture to be drawn away from the body to keep you dry.

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Robbie Farah

Which SKINS should

I be seen in?

200

series

We like keeping things simple, so figuring out which SKINS will work best for you should be pretty straightforward.

The SKINS for the everyday sports men and women. These SKINS boast Engineered Gradient Compression.

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Putting it bluntly, if you train or compete for less than 10 hours a week, the A200 active range should be right up your street. If you live in your SK INS for more than 10 hours a week, or if you compete in a specific sport like triathlon, cycling or golf, it’s probably time to step up to the 400 Series.

400 series The SKINS for the elite a400 active and fanatical amateur. Take your pick of tops, tights and shorts from the A400 range to Most of these SKINS get the oxygen flooding into your muscles, whatever your sport. benefit from Dynamic Gradient Compression to boost oxygen supply RY400 RECOVERY Athletes the world over swear to the muscles. by the SKINS they pull on after competing. That’s because these SKINS have been scientifically proven to help reduce exerciseinduced muscle damage.

S400 SNOW Keeping snow lovers warm and their muscles supported is the biggest benefit of SKINS’ all new snow range. 10

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TRI400 triathlon Our triathlon garments help enhance your performance as you swim, cycle and run your way through the kilometres.

C400 CYCLE Get the most from your ride thanks to the revolutionary Multi-D Anatomic Carbonium chamois and SKINS’ unique layering system.

G400 GOLF Supportive Memory MX fabric around key muscle groups allows complete flexibility and lateral rotation to swing the big winner without restriction.

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travel recovery Believe it or not, SKINS aren’t just for training, racing and recovery. SKINS travel recovery tights maintain a healthy circulation in times of inactivity on long haul flights. They increase venous return and can help reduce in-flight ankle oedema. Passport, check. Boarding card, check. SKINS, check.

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CYCLE PRO

Cycle kit for comfort and performance. So what if they don’t have the full layering system of the C400 range? They boast SKINS’ tried and tested engineered gradient compression, muscle support and a great chamois. SKINS.NET 11


FORGET EUREKA MOMENT

0 SE RI ES TH Ewas 40 our hallel ujah! momen t

Looking for ways to help athletes achieve a stronger performance and faster recovery, we set out to further perfect our garments. The result: the revolutionary 400 Series with dynamic gradient compression, 400 fit and Memory MX fabric.

The Dynamic Gradient Compression Story

Why 400?

SKINS worked with scientists and engineers to develop a wearable measuring device that can accurately determine compression levels required while athletes are in motion. You see, the body at rest is a very different beast to the body climbing a rock face, swinging a six iron or diving for a try. We used our technical device to study exactly where on the body compression should be applied, and how much compression is needed during activity. We factored the results into 400 Series garments and call this new tech SKINS Dynamic Gradient Compression.

Muscling in

SKINS performed a 3D body scan of hundreds of athletes, amateur and professional, of all shapes and sizes. From the 800,000 measurements taken of each athlete, we established 400 key fitting points. 400 Series garments are then cut and shaped accordingly.

To add cream to a dessert that was already 90% cream, we placed Memory MX fabrics into our SKINS 400 Series garments. These provide controlled, consistent elasticity and perfectly focused support, complementing the body’s natural movement and reducing the risk of injury caused by exercise-induced muscle damage. Like we said, hallelujah!

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push, reach, stretch, scream, tw ist , dod ge, str ain , div e, swi ng , rac e 01

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men’s 01 men’s long tights black/yellow black/yellow B40001002

XXS, XS, S, M, ML, L, LL, XL, XLL, XXL, SS, MS, LS B40001001

BLACK/CHARCOAL B40040002

02 men’s 3/4 tights

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black/yellow

men’s 05 men’s sleeveless top black/yellow

XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B40001020

XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B40001003

03 men’s half tights

06 men’s long sleeve top

white

BLACK/CHARCOAL

XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B40005002

XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B40040005

04 men’s shorts

07 men’s short sleeve top

black/yellow

White

XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B40001009

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BLACK/CHARCOAL B40040001

Material composition: 76% Nylon, 24% Spandex, exclusive of decoration.

XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B40005004

black/yellow B40001005

black/yellow B40001004

WHITE B40005005

BLACK/CHARCOAL B40040004

Material composition: 76% Nylon, 24% Spandex, exclusive of decoration.

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stre tch, clim b, push

n, ro w, Lea p, str ike , jum p, th ro w, pu ll, ru

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BLACK/SLIVER B41021004

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WHITE B41005017 AMETHYST B41048017

women’s 01 women’s long tights black/silver XSH, SH, MH, LH, XLH, SA, MA, LA B41021001

02 women’s 3/4 tights black/silver XSH, SH, MH, LH, XLH, SA, MA, LA B41021020

03 women’s shorts black/silver

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XSH, SH, MH, LH, XLH, SA, MA, LA B41021009

04 women’s short sleeve top with v neck Coral

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XSH, SH, MH, LH, XLH, SA, MA, LA B41049017

05 women’s racer back top AMETHYST XSH, SH, MH, LH, XLH, SA, MA, LA B41048051 black/silver B41021051

06 women’s long sleeve top

WHITE B41005051

black/silver

CORAL B41049051

XSH, SH, MH, LH, XLH, SA, MA, LA B41021005

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Material composition: 76% Nylon, 24% Spandex, exclusive of decoration.

Material composition: 76% Nylon, 24% Spandex, exclusive of decoration.

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youth 01 youth long tights

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black/yellow S, M, L, XL B42001001

02 youth long sleeve top black/yellow

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S, M, L, XL B42001005

03 youth half tights black/yellow S, M, L, XL B42001002

04 youth short sleeve top black/yellow S, M, L, XL B42001004

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Material composition: 76% Nylon, 24% Spandex, exclusive of decoration.

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rela x, chill , sleep , rest,

snoo ze, eat, eat, eat

BEYOND THE

FINISH L I N E

men’s

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01 men’s long tights graphite XXS, XS, S, SS, M, MS, ML, L, LS, LL, XL, XLL, XXL B43039001

02 men’s long sleeve top WHITE XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B43005005

graphite B43039005

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After a brutal training session or a big day where you’ve pushed your limbs to the edge of human endurance, a massage and a hot drink aren’t going to cut it when it comes to recovery. Enter the remedy: RY400 SKINS. 20

Recovering muscles need oxygen. But no one’s asking you to keep your training SKINS on after exercise. Our research has shown that the body’s needs while recovering are different to when it’s taut, in motion and pushed to the brink. That’s why SKINS developed the RY400 range.

Based on the 400 fit, RY400 long tights and tops can help prevent muscle fatigue, eliminate exercise-induced muscle damage and improve recovery. A cup of cocoa will help you sleep, but a night wearing RY400s will see you waking up fresher and ready to start all over again.

women’s 03 women’s long sleeve top graphite XSH, SH, MH, LH, XLH, SA, MA, LA

B48039005 04 women’s long tights graphite XSH, SH, MH, LH, XLH, SA, MA, LA B48039001

WHITE B48005005

Material composition: 76% Nylon, 24% Spandex, exclusive of decoration.

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xxx xx, xxx xx, pow er, xxx xxx The trinity of a punishing swim, ride and then a run pushes both the human body and mind to its limits, demanding a tough athlete – and garment.

swim. cycle. run. glory.

The 2012 TRI400 range for men and women features everything you’d expect from high-end triathlon kit with the added performance benefit of SKINS unique dynamic gradient compression. SKINS TRI400 range has been anatomically designed based on 400 fit for comfort while swimming, cycling and running to victory.

SWIM: Strategically placed heat-treated Toray fabric panels provide a super-slick surface, resulting in reduced wave drag in the water. SKINS MemoryMX fabric panels down the spine and around the obliques provide targeted gradient compression while allowing unrestricted arm movement during the swim leg. CYCLE: The latest triathlon specific Elastic Interface® Technology chamois offers a perfect compromise between protection and freedom of movement. The chamois is lightweight and breathable, with low absorption and a slim profile. Its flexible anatomical design means that it moulds itself to the bike immediately after the swim.

RUN: By the run stage, triathletes will be appreciating the benefits of dynamic gradient compression to help re-circulate blood lactate faster. The inside legs panels on the suits and shorts are made with carbon infused fabric, proven to provide 40% less friction as you run. In addition, bonded hems prevent chafing and give a flat finish.

It’s fantastic to work with a sportswear brand with a range of products that are integral to the lives of professional and amateur athletes, Full Chamois

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Mike Wilde, Commercial Director of the ITU World Championship Series.

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men’s 01 men’s Sleeveless Suit w Back Zip

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Black/Yellow XS, S, M, L, XL T50052033

02 men’s Sleeveless Suit w Front Zip Black/Yellow XS, S, M, L, XL T50052032

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03 men’s Sleeveless Top w Front Zip black/yellow

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XS, S, M, L, XL t50052030

4 men’s tri shorts black/yellow XS, S, M, L, XL T50052009

women’s 01 women’s Sleeveless Suit w Front Zip Black/Orchid fxs, fs, fm, fl T49085032

02 women’s Shorts Black/Orchid fxs, fs, fm, fl T49085009

03 Racer Back Top Black/Orchid fxs, fs, fm, fl T49085051

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Material composition Includes: Polyester, lycra, nylon, spandex, bamboo charcoal. For full refer to the packaging or skins.net

Material composition Includes: Polyester, lycra, nylon, spandex, bamboo charcoal. For full refer to the packaging or skins.net

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G N I L C Y C t A ll IS no

about the

y r e n e c s

Whether it’s tackling a steep mountain pass, enduring a grueling 200k road race or biking through rugged bush, cycling is a test of strength, power and grunt to get to the finish line. SKINS C400 cycling range is a layering system inlaid with smart, new technology to help cyclists perform at their best. All C400 cycle shorts, compression jerseys and base layer tops feature SK INS’ dynamic gradient compression to help you power through the kilometres.

skid, climb , race, ride, lean

Anyone who knows their Alpe d’Huez from their peloton can tell you the value of a good chamois. SKINS have selected the Multi-D Anatomic Carbonium men’s chamois for the C400 bib shorts. This beast has a unique shape that curves perfectly where your bum meets the saddle, as well as a threethreaded fabric providing breathability, more stretch and less friction.

push , strai n, powe r,

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men’s 01 men’s compression bib shorts black/grey XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL C55043053 02

men’s wind vest black/grey XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL C55043403

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03 men’s compression long sleeve jersey black XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL C55043105

04 men’s compression short sleeve jersey WHITE XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL C55042104

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BLACK C55043104

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L L I H P U MAKE

FE EL LI KE

DO WNHI LL

lea n, pus h, stra in, pow er, bre ath e men’s

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01 men’s compression bib shorts black/grey XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL C51043053

02 men’s compression shorts black/grey XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL c51043052

women’s 03 women’s compression bib shorts black/silver XS, S, M, L C52021053

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black/silver XS, S, M, L C52021052

woMen’s Full Chamois

Cycle Pro tights and shorts feature a revolutionary Elastic Interface® Technology chamois. this is tailored for freedom in the saddle, breathability and protection to men’s and women’s more, ahem, sensitive areas. For the science behind the chamois and for more about engineered gradient compression, check out skins.net.

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Men’s Full Chamois

When you’re legs are in SKINS Cycle Pro, it’s like having your feet attached to accelerator pedals. These longs and shorts feature scientifically proven engineered gradient compression to get more oxygen to muscles while strategically placed seams act as ‘anchor points’, offering focused support and stability to specific cycling muscles.

Material composition: 76% Nylon, 24% Spandex.

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Po si ti on , sw in g, de st ro y Drop too many shots and you’ll ruin your weekend. Sink more putts than normal and you’ll ruin someone else’s. SKINS G400 garments help ensure that all muscles involved when swinging a club work together to help focus your power, stability and posture. Memory MX fabric wraps specific muscle groups to minimise vibration, limit the risk of injury and reduce soreness after each game. SKINS dynamic gradient compression enhances oxygen delivery to the muscles to give golfers strength throughout the round, and 400 fit ensures optimal compression levels and a comfortable fit.

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01 men’s long tights white with tonal logo XS, SS, MS, LS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, ML, LL, XLL B45005001

02 men’s shorts black with tonal logo XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B45001009

03 men’s short sleeve top black with tonal logo XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B45001004

white with tonal logo B45005009

04 men’s long sleeve top white with tonal logo XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B45005005

black with tonal logo B45001001

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black with tonal logo B45001005 black with coloured logo B45001065 white with tonal logo B45005004

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Rory McIlroy, professional golfer, Northern Ireland.

white with coloured logo B45005065

Material composition: 76% Nylon, 24% Spandex, exclusive of decoration.

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Ski further, bo ar d lo ng er ,

Stay warmer

swish , cut, carv e, jump , bend , brak e, 360 o, tilt men’s

As it’s warm right now, we’re only shown our top sellers here. Check out SK INS.net for the full S400 collect ion.

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THERMAL

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THERMAL

01 men’s thermal all-in-one suit black/graphite/orange XS, S, M, L, XL B64061064

02 men’s thermal 3/4 tights black/graphite/orange

What’s a winter without a trip down a black run? Trust us, it’s a whole lot more thrilling when you’re not cramped, cold and in pain. Wearing the right base layer makes a significant difference when you are out on the slopes, so the new SKINS S400 snow range is huge news. Back in 2009, SKINS became the official sponsor of ÖSV, the Austrian Ski Federation, and since then have provided compression wear to the Austrian ski jumping team. This very team went on to annihilate everything in its path to Olympic and World Championship glory. Their secret weapon is a specifically crafted SK INS all-in-one suit, and this one piece provided the inspiration for our S400 range.

The S400 range brings more oxygen to muscles for better performance and less pain. Additionally, seams and panels are positioned to provide support and stability to your muscles, meaning less risk of injury.

XS, S, M, L, XL B64061120

03 men’s thermal long sleeve top with round neck

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THERMAL

black/graphite/orange XS, S, M, L, XL B64061112

SKINS S400s also pack a chill busting 150% higher thermal rating than SKINS standard ranges to keep you warm while you carve, slide, schuss or catch some air. Our all-in-one suits are so effective that Head ÖSV ski-jumping coach, coach Alexander Pointer, has said ‘they have one of those little advantages that help decide medals at Olympic Games’

women’s

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THERMAL

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THERMAL

04 women’s thermal 3/4 tights black/graphite/white XS, S, M, L, XL B65060120

05 women’s thermal long sleeve top with scoop neck black/graphite/white XS, S, M, L, XL B65060112

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Material composition: 85% Nylon, 15% Spandex, exclusive of decoration.

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SKI NS

0 0ksS EofR IfE S 2 kic How do you take the iconic leader in the world of compression sportswear and make it better? That was the challenge facing SKINS when we started work on the new 200 Series, the evolution of our pioneering and hugely successful original collection.

But what else is new?

Built on SKINS’ scientifically proven engineered gradient compression, the SK INS 200 series garments feature muscle wrapping and support for stronger performance. Put simply, the A200 range is for people across the world who are passionate about being active – running, playing team sports and taking fitness classes. People who train and compete because it keeps them fit, because they want to get in shape, because they love it.

The A200 women’s collection was designed by women, for women – so the garments feature flattering lines to give you a sleek silhouette, as well as this season’s hottest fashion colours.

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Word has got back to us that some people like to show the competition that they’re wearing SKINS, to let them know how serious they are about their sport. So we’ve made the logo a bit more prominent and improved the density of our signature SKINS stitching.

A200 garments also feature SKINS’ warp knit fabric, moisture wicking, temperature management and 50+ UV protection.

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faster

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men’s 01 men’s long tights

02 men’s half tights

03 men’s shorts

04 men’s long sleeve top

05 men’s short sleeve top

06 men’s sleeveless top

black/yellow

white

black/yellow

black/yellow

white

black/yellow

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, ML, LL B60052001

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B60005002

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B60052009

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B60052005

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B60005004

XS, S, M, L, XL B60052003

white B60005009

white B60005005

black/yellow B60052002

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black/yellow B60052004

white B60005003

Material composition: 76% Nylon, 24% Spandex.

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New

don’t ache for

a bet t er body

Ult r a vio le t col o ur

From august

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women’s

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02 women’s 3/4 tights

03 women’s shorts

04 women’s long sleeve top

05 women’s short sleeve top

06 women’s racer back top

07 women’s tank top

black

Black/Ultra Violet

black/PINK

black/green

black

black/PINK

Ultra Violet

XS, S, M, L, XL B61033001

XS, S, M, L, XL B61074008

XS, S, M, L, XL B61063009

XS, S, M, L, XL B61065005

XS, S, M, L, XL B61033004

XS, S, M, L, XL B61063051

XS, S, M, L, XL B61077010

black/blue B61008001

black B61033008

black B61033009

black B61033005

black/blue B61008004

black B61033051

black B61033010

black/pink B61063001

black/Bluue B61008008

black/blue B61008009

black/pink B61063005

black/pink B61063004

black/blue B61008051

blue B61062010

black/green B61065001

black/pink B61063008

black/green B61065009

black/blue B61008005

black/green B61065004

black/green B61065051

Green B61006010

Black/Ultra Violet B61074001

black/green B61065008

Black/Ultra Violet B61074009

Black/Ultra Violet B61074005

Black/Ultra Violet B61074004

Black/Ultra Violet B61074051

pink B61064010

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Material composition: 76% Nylon, 24% Spandex.

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Ra is e yo u r g a m e, men’s

men’s G400

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re le as e yo ur po te nt ial

01 men’s calf tights with stirrup

06 men’s calf tights with stirrup

black/yellow

black

XS, S, M, L, XL B59052077

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B45001077

02 men’s sleeves

07 men’s sleeves

WHITE

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black

XS, S, M, L, XL B59005096

WOMEN’S

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BLACK B59033077

BLACK B59033096

WHITE B59005077

Black/Yellow B59052096

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XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B45001096

men’s C400

03 Women’s calf tights with stirrup

08 unisex compression leg sleeves

black

black

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B45001077

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL C59043407

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09 unisex compression arm sleeves

black

white B45005077

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white B45005096

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black

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL B45001096

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL C59043406

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UNISEX 05 unisex calf tights MX black/charcoal XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL B46040087

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Black/Yellow B59052087 WHITE B59005087

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Frequent flyer ?

Beat je t lag and feel good when yo u fly.

For anyone active, one of the hardest things to endure is an enforced period of inactivity. The worst is a long haul flight. Well, the good news is that SKINS aren’t just for training, competition or recovery. Simply slip your SKINS travel recovery tights on under your clothing for the duration of the flight and the engineered gradient compression will improves circulation and minimise swelling and dehydration. You’ll be surprised at how much better you feel when you arrive.

UNISEX 01 unisex long tights black XXS, XS, S, M, ML, L, LL, XL, XLL, XXL B13001001

IT ’s NOT A FLIGHT, IT ’s AN EXErCISE

opportunit y

Being stuck on a plane for 8 hours isn’t an excuse to veg out. There are some simple routines you can do in your seat or while queuing for the loo that will keep you feeling fresh throughout the flight.

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So, they won’t help you run faster or train harder, but boy (or girl), are they stylish. And they’re guaranteed to go with any SKINS product – who says we’re not a fashion brand?

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black/yellow B29052920

Abs. Simply place your hands on the armrest and lift your knees up slowly while you exhale – pulling your navel to your spine. Try to scoot a little bit away from the back of the chair and keep your torso still as you lift your legs. Repeat 15 times.

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02. Calves. This is one for the back of the

plane, or anywhere you can stand up. Do a set, or two, of 15 calf raises. Be sure to hold onto something (the wall, a seat back) for a little added stability.

03. Shoulders. This is one for when your

neighbour gets up for a loo break or falls asleep. Bend your elbows and roll your forearms over each other in a circular motion. If you can manage it, go faster and faster. Try to go for about 30 seconds.

04. Circulation. Start with your feet planted on the ground. Lift your toes up into the air and flex your feet with your heels still on the ground. Bring your feet back down flat on ground and then lift the heels off the ground while leaving your toes grounded. Repeat the motion 15 times. This is great for keeping the blood circulating in your legs when you’re flying long haul.

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three hat s

UNISEX 01 unisex visor white/grey

white/yellow B29070921

03

OS B29042920

02 unisex baseball cap black/yellow SM, ML B29052921

03 unisex running cap white/grey OS B29042919

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S I Z EMAT T ERS

We love things that get our blood racing. We hate things that stop our blood racing. That’s why size matters a lot to us at SKINS. Too tight or too loose and you might not get all the benefits of enhanced performance and faster recovery that SKINS provide. Each product has its own specific size chart, so check the back of the SKINS box, speak to a sales assistant, or go to skins.net and look at the size guide on each product page to find the right size for you.

For women: 400 Series women’s garments use a unique sizing system that not only takes into account height and weight, but also your body shape.

‘A’ shaped bodies have a small waist in relation to the hip and thigh. ‘H’ shaped bodies have little variation in shape from waist to the hip and thigh. Example 400 Series men’s size chart:

WE’re BACKED

by solid proof

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Here’s where we lay down in black and white the scientifically proven reasons why wearing SKINS can aid sporting performance. So far, ten studies carried out using SKINS garments have been published in independently peer reviewed medical journals. What have they proven? They’ve shown that SKINS:

400 Series Sizing – the ultimate fit Our 3D body scans of hundreds of active sports men and women allowed us to create what are arguably the best fitting compression garments on the market. For men: 400 Series men’s products are developed to take into account three different height categories.

a

SCIENCE

200 Series Sizing Our A200 range uses a unique BMI algorithm to take into account your height and weight for a comfortable fit. Example 200 Series men’s size chart:

• Increase venous return • Reduce exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD) • Accelerate recovery processes • Recirculate blood lactate more effectively • Increase strength and power • Improve endurance • Increase muscle oxygenation • Improve body temperature control • Reduce in-flight ankle oedema SKINS are recommended and endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association and our garments qualify for registration as a therapeutic device by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.

All you fact-fiends who want to look at the studies and find out about the scientists behind them, go to: skins.net/why-skins/skins-science

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FAQs Aren’t all Lycra products the same? Shame on you! Lycra has become a generic description for most elastomeric fabrics. The main fabric SKINS use is warp knitted, which is a superior fabric that provides the stringent stretch and recovery standards needed for SKINS’ unique gradient compression. Can SKINS prevent injury? Yes. The wrapping and targeted compression for muscles provided by SKINS can decrease muscle vibration and dramatically improve muscle awareness and focus (proprioception). Compression can also limit the risk of injury caused from exercise induced muscle damage (EIMD). Can SKINS help me recover? SKINS can speed up recovery from injuries through engineered gradient compression and improved muscle oxygenation. In addition, SKINS can help reduce jetlag, growing pains, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, lymphoedema and varicose veins. SKINS were also shown to reduce the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis in a study published in the Australian Medical Journal. Don’t long black tights or tops get hot? No. Not only do SKINS improve circulation – which helps the body to regulate its temperature regardless of the conditions – they also have wicking built in so moisture can evaporate away from your skin quickly. 46

How do I know what size SKINS to wear? Choosing the correct size SKINS is essential to ensure the maximum performance benefits. Each SKINS product has a specific size chart. You’ll find the size charts on skins.net product pages or on the back of all SKINS packaging. Will SKINS keep me warm in the cold? Yes. Because SKINS improve blood flow, they help keep your extremities warm. In addition, built-in wicking stops sweat cooling on your skin. For really cold conditions, try our A200 thermal range. Can I swim in SKINS? Both our TRI400 and the rest of the SKINS range feel at home in water. The only thing you might notice is that the gradient compression doesn’t work as well when you’re submerged. Stay away from chlorinated pools though, as the chlorine can damage the elasticity of the fabric. How should I wash my SKINS? We recommend that all SKINS are washed before they are worn. There’s no need to hand wash SKINS. Just bundle them into the machine and wash them on a cold (below 30°C), delicates setting. It’s best to use a gentle detergent and no fabric softener. And don’t tumble dry SKINS, let them dry naturally.

How long will my SKINS last? Obviously this depends on how much you punish them and how often they’re washed. We expect that SKINS will last about the same distance as a good quality running shoe. As with all elastomeric materials, SKINS will deteriorate eventually. How long is the warranty on SKINS products? Your SKINS are covered by a one-year warranty from the day you buy them on any material or workmanship flaws. Retain your receipt as proof of purchase.

What else do you need to know? If your question isn’t on this page, take a look at skins.netkins.net.

Get involved and stay on top If you’d like to hear from SKINS about the athletes and teams we’re helping strive for glory, if you’re after a special offer, or want to keep ahead of the pack with product launches, sign up for Skinsiders newsletters on skins.net. We’re also a pretty social bunch here at SKINS.You can follow us on twitter and become a fan on Facebook. Share your greatest sporting stories and achievements with us. Or if you have any questions about SKINS, we’re online to answer them. Get in touch!


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