Snugpak, the UK’s leading sleeping bag, and insulated clothing manufacturer have been sponsoring the Royal Navy Skeleton Team since 2002, providing essential warm clothing for their training and events.

The ladies team captain, Bianca Di Resta, and team coach Sid Lawrence recently paid a visit to Snugpak HQ in Yorkshire to find out how the warm Snugpak clothing they wear at the top of the track is made. They were treated to a full tour of the factory, including demonstrations of the various processes the British manufacturer uses to create its products.

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Bianca Di Resta said: “We wouldn’t be able to perform as well as we do without the vital support we receive from Snugpak. As we’re often competing and training in minus degree temperatures, Snugpak’s British made clothing is literally a life saver for us.”

Bianca and Sid explained the basics of Skeleton along with a demonstration, before presenting the Snugpak team with their very own Snugpak branded sled.

Snugpak Sales Director, Darren Burrell said: “We’re really pleased that the warm jackets we provide to the team come in handy and help to prevent the athletes from getting injured. It was great to host Sid and Bianca at the factory and find out more about the team, the Royal Navy and the sport they are clearly so passionate about. Long may Snugpak’s relationship with the Royal Navy Skeleton Team continue.”


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