New Professional Ski and Snowboard Wear Standard in China

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is reminding stakeholders that China has released a new national product standard for ski and snowboard wear used by professional sportsmen and women.

Issued by the Standardization Administration of China, GB/T 41176-2021 was included in China’s No. 17 announcement of approved national standards in 2021. It covers ski and snowboard wear that is used in professional sports, but it is not applicable to clothing for infants aged 36 months or less.

Professional ski and snowboard wear is defined as garments with a specifically designed structure for skiing and snowboarding that are made from textile fabrics with water resistance, wind resistance and breathability properties. It covers both one-piece and two-piece items of clothing, depending on style, and includes garments that are:

  • Single layer
  • Single layer and lined
  • Filled with materials

Filling materials must conform to relevant national mandatory standards, and down filling must comply with the provisions in 4.3.3 in GB/T 14272-2021.

GB/T 41176-2021 contains provisions relating to :

  • Construction
  • Internal quality
  • Appearance quality

To learn more about GB/T 41176-2021, review SGS’s original SafeGuardS 042/22.

The new standard will come into effect on July 1, 2022.

SGS Softlines Services

SGS has a worldwide network of over 40 state-of-the-art laboratories, including 10 in China, specializing in testing of apparel, footwear, and home textiles. Their committed team is drawn from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, allowing them to conduct a comprehensive range of physical, chemical, and functional testing services for components, materials and finished products. SGS helps companies ensure quality, performance, and compliance with international, industrial, and regulatory standards worldwide. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS’s Softlines Services.

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For further information contact:

Louann Spirito

Consumer and Retail — Softlines

US & Canada Softlines Business Head

Tel: +1 973 461 7919



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