Following the success of last Autumn’s 2022 Ski collection, Porsche have combined forces yet again with the international sporting goods manufacturer HEAD to create their innovative 2023 Ski collection. The Dakar Capsule Collection epitomises high performance, innovative technology, and the highest quality of workmanship.
Porsche presented the new 911 Dakar last November and this collection picks up on the iconic design. It revives the myth of the most famous rally in racing history by using the legendary blue, red, white, and gold colours of the winning 1984 Paris-Dakar rally-modified all-wheel-drive 911.
The two-time Olympic skiing champion and Porsche brand ambassador Aksel Lund Svindal collaborated with Porsche on the development of the new Porsche Ski collection with the main goal of designing highly sporty skis for passionate skiers.
The World-Cup champion put the Dakar Capsule Collection to the test on a variety of pistes and snowy conditions. They were determined to ensure that the skis were perfect for all conditions, and to ultimately make sure the entire collection was of the highest quality.
The Skis are all about being simultaneously stable and dynamic - HEAD makes use of a laminated wood core featuring Graphene and Titanal in both models, this mixture of lightweight but strong materials produces a highly responsive ski which reacts to your every move for ultimate performance. These skis also feature HEAD’s Energy Management Circuit, the world’s only electronic ski dampening system, which uses kinetic energy to absorb all negative vibrations for a smooth and stable experience with exceptional edge grip. Safety is priority, with both pairs being fitted with HEAD Protector 13 Bindings. The Protector 13’s Full Heel Release (FHR) Technology reduces the risk of injury for both the knee and lower leg as they offer both vertical and lateral release at the heel. So, even in the event of a twisting fall, a safe and effective full release is ensured. 7mm of bi-lateral movement also absorbs all impacts on the binding to avoid any unnecessary pre-releases.
The Dakar Capsule Collection Midlayer Jacket is completely functional with its body-mapped brushed power stretch for the back and sleeves to ensure movements are not restricted on the slopes. The horizontally padded front made of lightweight quilted Ripstop ensures you retain your body heat, and is robust against moisture. The softly lined stand-up collar, stretch cuffs on the sleeves and hem, help retain further heat whilst achieving that sporty aesthetic. The light YKK VISLON® zips on the front, breast pocket and side pockets, add to those final touches completing the midlayer.
Exclusive PORSCHE | HEAD Dakar men's ski jacket with snow skirt and detachable hood in Dakar design, is made with environmentally friendly, PFC-free fabrics. It is warmly lined with PrimaLoft ThermoPlume and PrimaLoft Black padding along with MXM technology that delivers intelligent climate management, transporting sweat to the surface of the material to evaporate away, and keep you comfortable whilst out on the slopes.
The IAM membrane, specially developed by HEAD Sportswear, ensures the jacket is wind and moisture repellent. The high stand-up collar with zip garage also offers plenty of protection for the neck. Fully sealed seams, an adjustable hem with an elastic drawstring, stretchable cuffs and waterproof SAB® VISLON® zips ensure that snow and ice are kept out – for comfort in any weather.
The wind and water repellent straight-cut ski trousers provide complete skiing pleasure in any weather thanks to their fully sealed seams and warm lining and integrated snow guard. The inside of the ankle area is reinforced with Schoeller® cut protection to provide even more durability. Trouser pockets, back pockets, and the clever side ventilation slits on the thighs, are equipped with waterproof SAB® VISLON® zips. An adjustable waistband, belt loops, and zips on the outside of the ankle are the perfect finishing touches to its sporty comfort.
The extremely lightweight high-tech carbon Ski poles ensure maximum durability and strength. The rubber handle and the adjustable Velcro fastener adapt perfectly to the gloves. The carbide tip allows perfect grip in all types of snow conditions to ensure maximum performance is achieved.
The PORSCHE 8 Series, designed for that sporty acceleration but also the comfortable off-piste cruise. The handcrafted highly sporty all-mountain “Rally” skis, with their 88 mm centre width, easily master all snow conditions and enhance the all-mountain skiing experience.
The PORSCHE 7 Series - stable and dynamic. Inspired by slalom racing, the high-performance “Racing” skis take curves like a sports car. The 7 Series were designed to be dynamic with a centre width of 70 millimetres, to perfectly carve from edge to edge on those groomed slopes.
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