With these clothing hacks you are well prepared for winter sports

03 Mar 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

With these clothing hacks you are well prepared for winter sports

© Maaike Oude Geerdink With these clothing hacks you are well prepared for winter sports

Especially when you go on winter sports for the first time, it is just figuring out what exactly you should bring in terms of clothing. You want to feel free, happy and carefree while skiing or snowboarding. And this can largely depend on your choice of clothing.

Warm and dry

The right winter sports clothing is essential to ensure that you can get off the slopes safely, without limiting your flexibility . It is important that your outfit keeps you warm and dry. If you're wondering what to wear on the snow, read the tips below. You're welcome.

Layers, layers and layers

The most important tip: wearing layers. Why? Because you are so well prepared for the changing weather conditions. There are basically three types of layering you should know:

1. The Wicking Layer This is the first layer, also known as the base layer or the next-to-skin, and refers to outfits closest to your skin. The primary goal is to keep your body warm. Imagine the sunlight disappearing, you stop for a break or for a cold beer, then your thermal underwear ensures that your body does not cool down. Thermo underwear consists of long underwear, which are fabrics (preferably sporty or thermal) made of synthetic fibers. You can also use silk, but avoid cotton materials. Cotton absorbs sweat, which eventually cools you down.

2. Insulating layer This is your middle layer, the main purpose of which is to absorb heat and ward off cold. This layer usually consists of cardigans, sweaters, pullies and sweatshirts. Fleece is especially recommended, but wool is also an option. If in doubt, go for a fleece jacket, sweater or other synthetic fabric. And do not forget; the thinner your mid layer, the more flexibility you will have on your skis.

3. Protective layer This is the outer layer, which is intended to protect you against elements such as water, wind, rain and snow. Because: you don't want to get soaked off the mountain. This layer consists of jackets and trousers that provide sufficient protection. In addition to the fact that the ski jacket must be warm and waterproof, you also want to look good on the slopes. To stand out, choose fun and striking colors.

Heads up

Safety is paramount and one of the most important things when skiing or snowboarding is protecting your head.

Headwear Wearing a helmet is a must. They provide good protection and keep you warm. Go for a helmet that fits well, breathes well and that your glasses fit naturally.

EyewearThe weather changes every time on the slopes, one moment you hardly see your skis in front of you and the other moment you become blinded by the sun. That is why it is crucial that you wear eye protection. Go for ski goggles in colder weather or sunglasses when the sun is out. But, always wear glasses!

Hands and feet

In addition to wearing layers and good head and eye protection, it is also important that you keep your hands and feet warm.

Hands

Go for waterproof gloves or mittens, and stay away from wool and cotton. Why? Wool and cotton absorb moisture and keep your hands cold. In addition, choose gloves that fit over (or under) the sleeves of your jacket.

Feet A pair of warm socks and good ski boots are important. Go for special ski socks that guarantee good blood circulation and where you can move your toes well. Also, your socks should be able to minimize friction around your ankles so that you minimize blisters. Also, the socks must also be able to drain the sweat from your feet, so that it stays warm down there. Cover your ski boots with your ski pants, so that no snow gets in your shoes.

These tips noted? Then you are good to go!

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