China has issued a new national product standard – GB/T 41176-2021. The standard will become effective on July 1, 2022.

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The Standardization Administration of China has issued a national standard for professional sportswear – ski and snowboard wear – GB/T 41176-2021. It was included in China’s No. 17 announcement of approved national standards in 2021 and becomes effective on July 1, 2022.

Scope

This document is applicable to ski and snowboard wear for use in professional sports. It is not applicable to ski and snowboard wear for infants aged 36 months and less.

Terminology and definitions

Garments with a specially designed structure for skiing and snowboarding that are made from textile fabrics with water resistance, wind resistance and breathability properties.

Product classification

According to the style design, it can be divided into either one-piece ski and snowboard wear or two-piece ski and snowboard wear.

According to the garment construction, it can be divided into single layer garments, single layer and lined garments and garments with filling materials.

Requirements

Product quality includes construction requirements, internal quality, and appearance quality.

For internal quality, the test items include fiber content, formaldehyde content, pH value, odor, decomposable carcinogenic aromatic amine dyes, NPnEO, PFOS, PFOA, dimensional change after washing, down-proof value, abrasion resistance, tear strength, seam slippage, seam force of trouser back crotch seam, color fastness of shell (color fastness to washing, color fastness to transfer in joints, color fastness to perspiration, color fastness to rubbing, color fastness to water, color fastness to light), color fastness of lining (color fastness to washing, color fastness to perspiration, color fastness to rubbing, color fastness to water), shell functionality (wind resistance, water resistance and water-vapor transmission), appearance after washing. 

The quality of filling materials shall comply with relevant national mandatory standards, and down filling material must comply with the provisions of 4.3.3 in GB/T 14272-2021. 

Children’s products shall comply with the requirements in GB 31701.

Details of the Technical Content

For more information, please refer to the China National Standard GB/T 41176-2021 <Professional sportswear - Ski and snowboard wear> or contact SGS directly.

China’s GB national standards set requirements for product quality, safety and performance. SGS Global Softlines’ global network, including 10 laboratories in China, offers a wide range of CNAS and CMA accredited services for textiles, apparel, footwear and accessories to help your company demonstrate compliance with Chinese requirements. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Contact us for more information or visit our website.

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