What to Wear Skiing and Snowboarding || REI

What to Wear Skiing and Snowboarding || REI


what to wear skiing and snowboarding
let’s get you dressed right when you’re getting ready to go out
skiing or snowboarding and you’re considering what you’re gonna wear
there’s three layers that are important to wear in your body first being a base
layer or a next to skin piece that’s gonna help wick moisture away from your
body the second layer or layers are going to be insulation layers or mid
layers over top of that is an outer layer basically something that’s
water-resistant that will help protect you from the elements including the wind
throughout the day when you’re picking out your base layer it’s important to
take temperature into consideration if it’s warm out picking out something
that’s really thin and polyester is gonna keep you nice and cool throughout
the day if it’s cold out like today I’ve got a little bit thicker of a base layer
on this is merino wool and that’s just gonna keep me in sleigh to keep me warm
all day just make sure you’re not picking out cotton when cotton gets wet
it actually gets cold and so it’s not comfortable and it’ll maybe throw off
your day same thing when we go to the pants I pick out something very similar
maybe a fleece if it’s pretty cold out or something a little bit lighter
underneath next on top of the base layer comes the mid layer or the insulation
piece I like something that zips up and comes up high on my neck that keeps me a
little bit warmer also synthetic or some sort of a will blend is going to do the
best job for insulating and keeping my core temperatures warm throughout the
day I usually have a couple mid layers on so over top of maybe a white fleece
layer I might have something like this that is synthetic and has some
insulation to it so it’s going to start that nice layering effect it keeping
keeping me nice and comfortable and warm I run cold when I’m out skiing so I tend
to go for a big thick down mid layer it’s great insulation keeps my core warm
it’s super comfortable just love the way it feels it’s my second mid layer piece
when I go for my outerwear piece I always look for something that’s both
windproof and waterproof this is a ski or snowboard jacket that’s gore-tex if
you don’t have something like this it’s totally okay to use a good raincoat
something that’s just gonna keep the snow off or you know keep you dry
throughout the day absolutely same thing with the outer layer on your legs
something with some water resistance that way if you do end up sitting on the
snow or there’s some moisture coming you’ll stay pretty much dry when
you’re looking for a sock to wear it’s good to have something nice and tall
that’s gonna be out of your boot it’s also good to again not have something
that’s cotton I always wear a different pair of socks to the mountain and then I
change into my ski socks when I get there and this just makes me start off
with a nice dry layer when I get out there so that moisture doesn’t freeze
keeping your hands and feet warm is going to be really important throughout
the day specifically for your hands either a glove or a mitten is a great
option gloves tend to give you a little bit
more dexterity I like mittens because I tend to be warmer either a glove or a
mitten great option some kind of a water resistance property is perfect I never
go out without a face mask having a face mask on keeps the Sun the wind out of
your face keeps you comfortable it keeps you a little bit warmer and then
literally to top it all off I’ll stick on my helmet and goggles if
you’re ready to buy ski and snowboard gear make sure you’re getting something
that’s waterproof breathable heads ventilation and plenty of storage same
thing goes for ski and snowboard pants you’ll find great features like side
zips for extra ventilation protective areas against the edges of your gear and
lots of pockets to throw things in if you’d like more information check out
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