The Gunde ski hat was first launched in 1974 and was done as a marketing idea. The color rings around the hat represented the existing colored waxes in our wax line at that time. This hat is named after and worn by 6-time Olympic medalist Swedish cross-country skier Gunde Svan. Recognizable by any Nordic skiing fan, this retro Swix hat is a perfect Christmas gift for any skier. A color-coded system is always important to Swix so Red for racing and Blue for Training.