In 1916, Karhu produced skis, which were some of the first items manufactured in a small workshop located in downtown Helsinki. There, locally sourced birch was transformed into winter forms of transport. Because the skis were of such high quality, the Finnish army and world champions like, Harri Kirvesniemi, chose to wear Karhu on their feet. Kirvesniemi remains part of the Karhu family as the official licensee of the Karhu ski division, which has helped shape the brand. In welcoming the coming winter snowfall, Karhu launches the Cross-Country Ski Pack 2.
The material selection for the Aria 95 and the Synchron Classic consists of a mix of pigskin suede, water repellent nylon and breathable mesh. Together, the collection offers a fresh look on popular Karhu silhouettes.
The Karhu team visited the Karhu Ski Factory in Kitee, a small Finnish town in the east of Finland. Both the factory and the Kitee Sports Centre’ outdoor facilities, the cross-country ski training location, serve as the backdrop to the photo shoot of the Cross-Country Ski Pack II.
Karhu Aria size chart