SYNC Speed Suits- Customization and Care

by Makayla Brown on May 29, 2020

Here at SYNC, we understand that speed suits are a substantial investment and you surely want to lengthen their lifespan as much as possible. Here are our best tips and tricks on suit fit and care to help optimize your comfort and performance. 


  • We always recommend fitting for height first when selecting a speed suit using our size chart. If you're in between weight or height categories, remember that extra room can in a suit can be taken up by back protectors, stealths and extra layers but if the torso of the suit is too short for your height, there is not much that can be done.
  • Your SYNC suit will stretch slightly over time as you train and race, so if your new suit feels super snug at first, remember that it will stretch and mold to your body after wearing it a few times. 
  • For additional fit tips, please check out our blog, 4 Steps to Choosing Size and Fit of a New Ski Race Suit, written by our co-Founder and lead product designer, Geof Ochs.


Remove the pads - All of our retail suits come with with standard padding in the arms, back and upper legs, however, many athletes choose to remove these pads to make room for other protection options. To remove the pads, simply turn your suit inside out, pinch the fabric holding the pad in place and make a small cut. Then pull the pad out through this hole. You can easily put it back in if your padding preferences change. 

Watch our instructional YouTube video on how to remove your suit pads!

Add supplemental padding- Opt for our Impact Padded Top or Cut Resistant Short for protection in lieu of the standard suit pads. 

Make sure you're signed up for our emails and look out for information on our Cut Resistant base layers, coming in Fall 2020!



Our SYNC speed suits are made with Eschler e3 Protection Anti-Pill fabric to protect against pilling, but here are some tips to help keep your suit looking new even longer:

  • Wear shorts during training- Keep your suit from pilling by wearing our Session Race Shorts or Cut Resistant Training Shorts while training. Both of these options are fitted, aerodynamic and will not constrict movement or impact your speed during training runs. 
  • Place your suit in a protective bag, such as an old pillowcase, when toting it to and from the mountain in your pack. This will keep it from coming in contact with anything Velcro, such as jacket cuffs, arm or shin guards, which will cause premature pilling. 
  • We do not recommend washing your suit frequently, but if it needs to be laundered we recommend the following care: 1.) Turn your suit inside out and use your washer’s delicate cycle to clean it using a detergent intended for delicate fabrics, such as Woolite. 2.) Do not put your suit in the dryer, let it air dry. We do not recommend hanging it to dry, instead, lay in on a flat surface, such as the top of a drying rack, so the damp fabric is not pulled and stretched unnecessarily. 


Interested in learning about SYNC's Custom Suit Program for your team or club? Click here for information


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Best race suit

This suit is amazing quality, and fits like a glove. It does not rip very easily, unlike some other brands out there. I am super excited to race in it this year.

I never received the Race short

I purchased this short with a two day shipping. After two weeks I contacted Sync because I have not received it, I was told that it was a problem with the shipping and I cannot cancel the order until I receive it. Two weeks after I wrote again informing that I was coming back home here in the US and that I need either cancel or redirect the shipping. I never received an answer, I wrote again and still no answer from Sync and the short is still missing.
We are frequent costumers as my kids are ski racers. This is very disappointing.


I LOVE THIS RACE SUIT!!! It fits really well except when you first get it on it might be a lil small but that's because you haven't stretched it out but don't worry it will adjust it self after a few rides! Because of Covid I didn't race much but I did wear a couple times but I can't wait to wear this year in races! Plus I get a lot of comments about how cute it is! It has a lot of comfortable padding and its comfortable in general! And that's why I give it a 5 stars

Stretch puffy

My third Sync Jacket and loving them all. Warm and functional. Keep up the great work.

medium fits huge, super wide not tight like it says