Ski Clothing is manufactured to meet both function and fashion. It is essential to wear the appropriate clothing in Skiing because like in any Outdoor Activity, you are more susceptible to harmful influences when you are on the slopes. You need specialized clothing specifically made for the purpose of Skiing and other winter sports. Ski wear must be stylish and should be able to keep you dry and warm. In general, a Three Layer System
applies to Ski Clothing - an outer layer which is resistant to wind and water, mid-layer that can keep you warm, and thermal underwear. In this section, we will look at some guidelines on Ski Clothing:
- Knowing the weather of the area where you will be Skiing is also an important thing to consider since your Ski Clothing must correspond to the conditions in the Ski area. For instance, if there's a cold weather, make sure that your Ski Clothing has insulating layers. On the other hand, give more importance to breathability if the weather is dry or warm.
- Wear thermal underwear of good quality. Most are usually made of polypropylene, polyester, or other synthetic material. Aside from the purpose of keeping you warm, thermal underwear is also designed to get rid of moisture from your skin.
- Except during spring days, there is no question to the fact that you need insulation in order for you to remain warm while Skiing. Polypropylene, wool, and fleece are some of the materials commonly used in making insulated garments because they keep you warm, absorb little water, and dry quickly. Some insulated garments include fleece vests, shell Ski Jacket, and wool sweaters.
- A popular choice when it comes to the outer layer is the uninsulated shells. They are usually made of nylon, polyester, or other synthetic materials. These garments are wind- and water-resistant and vary in finishes and colors so as not to go without style. In addition, select a weatherproof jacket designed to have a removable lining to accommodate thick layers that you need on cold days.
- Wear thick socks with stretchable material to avoid lumps and blisters. As an additional guideline, do not wear too many pairs of socks when you are under the impression that doing so will keep your feet warm. Likewise, do not use several pairs of socks to make up for your mistake in buying Ski Boots which turn out to be too large for you.
- Put on gloves or mittens that are water- resistant, especially if your hands chill after a short time in the slopes. Gloves or mittens should be tight enough so they do not interfere when you are holding your Ski Poles. However, they should be loose to permit blood circulation on your fingers.
- Wear UV-protected goggles or sunglasses which can protect your eyes from wind chill and Snow. A better choice would be any model which provides 100% protection from ultraviolet rays.
It is very important to know the different types of Ski Clothing, the materials they are made of, and the various features and characteristics of Ski Clothing so that you will be able to dress properly before going to the Ski area. You should know what to wear and how to dress for Skiing. Just bear in mind that having the right Ski Clothing is one of the keys for comfort while on the slopes.
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