Technologies

Lacroix Skiwear and Ski collection includes high-performance fabrics, materials and technologies. They are all featured for performance, protection and comfort.

Ski Technology
Chevron structure base

This symmetrical structure expels water to the outside and ensures a better turn initiation.

Tip Rocker

Longer progressive curvature of the tip which enables better edge response and ski manoeuvrability

Sandwich construction TI+

Sandwich construction where the core lies between several layers of high mechanical performance materials such as fiberglass, rubber and Titanal®. Inherited from competition, this combination of materials offers a higher degree of resistance to bending and torsional stresses as well as an increased responsiveness thanks to an optimized transmission from supports to edges.

Structural Polyamide surface

Bi composite surface characterized by its high stability when exposed to UV rays and huge differences in temperature. Its grid pattern offers an increased resistance to scratches.

Titanal© OAD treatment

Material conversion treatment which optimizes the mechanical properties of Titanal® and considerably increases its resistance. This process also allows you to change the aspect of Titanal® through in-mass dyeing. This technology is used on all Titanal® surface LACROIX skis.

Engraved pattern

2D engraved pattern on the surface of the Titanal® topsheet.

"3D" engraving

Engraving 3D lines and curves playing on various depths of the Titanal® topsheet.

"3D" effect digital printing

Digital printing of raster image creates a sculpted effect in the Polyamide topsheet.

ABS sidewalls

The straight ABS sidewalls give skis maximum comfort with a material continuity that stops the propagation of vibrations.

Bamboo core and sidewalls

Highly flexible and durable, Bamboo ensures superior shock absorption and an excellent grip on packed snow as well as an unsurpassed stability on all kinds of snow.

Skiwear Technology
Dermizax© EV

Designed for intense sports activities, Dermizax®EV is a material delivering outstanding performance in terms of protection, comfort and freedom of movement. Dermizax®EV is a highly waterproof, windproof and wicking membrane developed to provide optimal humidity transfer and stretchability. Its stands out for its non-porous design which ensures superior durability and performance and easier maintenance as opposed to standard membranes.

• Watertightness: min. 20,000 millimetres
• Breathability: min. 20,000 g/m2/24 hrs
• Water repellency: Min. 80 points

Schoeller©

LACROIX established a partnership with SCHOELLER® for the proven quality and functionality of their materials. Used for the stretch ski trousers and softshells lines, this ultra-stretch fabric ensures a snug fit and is both water and wind repelling and highly breathable. Its fleece lining offers optimal warmth and comfort.

Primaloft©

To guarantee the best thermal performance on the market, LACROIX only uses the PRIMALOFT® GOLD range insulations recognized for their outstanding qualities in terms of warmth, light weight, compressibility, breathability and water repellency.

Polartec© Power Stretch

The POLARTEC® POWER STRETCH® material offers multidirectional shape memory stretch: it stretches to adapt to any morphology and will always get back to its original shape. POWER STRETCH® has the ability to maintain warmth and wick away moisture without retaining the freedom of movement.

Polartec© Power Grid

Designed to keep the skin dry when the body sweats the POLARTEC® POWER GRID® material has a bi-component structure combining distinct fibres on each side of the fabric: The inner layer absorbs and wicks away perspiration, the outer layer dries quickly. The patented technology with waffle structure optimizes breathability and warmth while reducing the weight of the material.

Cordura©

The LACROIX socks have CORDURA® reinforcements in the areas exposed to frictions such as shins. Well-known for its resistance properties, this yarn guarantees incomparable protection and durability.

YKK©

The whole of the LACROIX collection is exclusively equipped with YKK® zips well known for their robustness and their reliability.

Breathable

With a watertightness index of 20,000 mm of water, the Dermizax®EV membrane guarantees maximum protection against external moisture to thoroughly enjoy mountain even in the most extreme conditions.

Waterproof

The Dermizax®EV membrane ensures optimal wicking away of perspiration (about 20,000 g/m²/24 hrs) to stay dry throughout the effort.

Taped

LACROIX uses the technology of thermally bonded inner seals on its products to ensure complete water and windtightness between each fabric assembly.

4 Way Stretch

All the fabrics used in the LACROIX collection offer 4 direction stretchability to give each item maximum freedom of movement and an unmatched level of comfort.