What different styles of Skidoo are available?
Over time, “Skidoo” has been interpreted in many different styles that are now an integral part of each Napapijri collection: fully waterproof pullover half-zip anoraks, full-zip parkas and fashion coats, all hooded and packed with high-performance, down-free insulation to keep the the cold winter air away.
The design philosophy that informed the first Skidoo jacket in 1990 still influences all of these jackets, whatever form they take. While we are somewhat far from the polar explorers who inspired them, everyone does want to stay warm and dry in winter, in nature as well as in the city. That’s why every Skidoo is designed to be windproof, water-resistant and extra-warm.
From casual to performance jackets
If you’re choosing a Skidoo as a piece of winter fashion, you’ll probably go for an eco-fur-trimmed parka. Naturally, they’re designed with a generous amount of insulation to be cosy and warm. But with breathable fabric, high performance water shedding and wind resistance, you can go from commute to office or queue to nightclub without having to wear too many layers or worry about sweat.
At the high performance end of the range, the Open Long jacket take things up a notch. These jackets will keep your spirits up whatever the weather throws at you. For wet conditions, the standard Skidoo will withstand up to 10,000 mm H₂O, which means anything up to a heavy shower or persistent drizzle won’t be a problem.
Zip fronts and pullover anoraks
The second key differentiator is the way you put on and fasten up your Skidoo. There are two designs: the pullover anorak, and the front-zip parka. Since both have excellent heat retention properties, the choice is down to style and wearability options.
The pullover anorak has a large front pouch, which a lot of outdoor types appreciate as it’s perfect for storing maps, electronic gear, gadgets and food with easy access at all times. Not that Skidoo parkas are lacking in the pocket department, of course. We recognise the importance of having plenty of space to store outdoor essentials in safety and dryness, so we always include plenty of large pockets with zips and flaps.
For women, men and children
The Skidoo can be worn and loved by anyone, with extensive collections aimed at women, men and children, although most of the adult designs differ only in size ranges. The children’s Skidoos are perfect for holidaying in a cold climate, and come in fun bright colours, which both look active and give a level of visibility that’s essential when you’re out and about.