Tights, soft-shell pants or backcountry ski pants, a large selection is available for women on Simon Fourcade Nørdic. Comfortable, stylish or functional, we have it all and you will find what you look for on our site.
Buying guide to find the perfect women's cross-country ski trousers
The main feature of trousers is to protect you from the elements. But in cross-country skiing, there are things you need to take into account. This sport requires great freedom of movement. So clothing needs to be light, elasticated and breathable to eliminate sweat moisture from the body during exercise. To our delight, brands are competing to design clothing which is perfectly adapted to the sport. If you have any doubts about choosing the most suitable garment, read this buying advice.
What type of ski trousers should I choose?
All skiers have their own tastes and preferences Tights are generally the most popular choice. They hug the body and provide the optimum freedom of movement and are very comfortable to wear. They can be worn when the weather is not too bad as they have limited effectiveness against the elements.
In bad weather it is better to opt for trousers, often known as insulated trousers, which offer a highter level of protection against the elements such as rain, snow, wind and extreme cold. They are slightly looser and their Wind-stopper or wind-breaking properties make them very popular. They are the ideal protective layer to use over tights as cross-country ski trousers are not worn next to the skin. They do not create warmth, but allow improved insulation. They also have very practical side zips and can be removed without taking off the cross-country ski boots.
How are women's cross-country ski trousers worn?
Like all cross-country ski clothing, trousers hug the body. Their slim cut provides the greatest freedom of movement possible. For greater energy efficiency and comfort during your skiing, it is better to layer your clothing. The perfect clothing combination for cross-country skiers is tights and insulated trousers. You can then go out in any weather by adding or removing layers depending on current conditions. Base tights can also complete your collection when conditions are extremely cold. But you should not ski with too many clothes on, as you must not forget that cross-country skiing is a very physical activity and you heat up very quickly after just a few minutes of exercise.