The long days of the winter are here! We have a few ski trips planned this season, but we also like to play in the snow, so I realized ski gear shopping needs to happen! It’s so much more than just some new boots, having new products that provide extra warmth in extreme cold temperatures and snow conditions with the right fit are essential. With years of experience in winter outdoor activities, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of the type of gear and items needed on those extra cold days. New technology in outerwear is at its best season! With a whole season of snow upon us, it’s time to grab some ski gear for your next adventure!
Don’t underestimate the importance of base layers when it comes to ski wear. These are the items that regulate your body temperature and keep you extra warm on the coldest days. The ski industry has tons of options these days, which is a good thing. Last winter, I didn’t grab as many base layers as I should have, so we’re back to square one now. With a plethora of fabrics, different colors and thickness, you can find a comfortable fit easily and at a great price. I tend to go for the matching sets, just because they are easier to throw together, although they usually aren’t seen as they’re under all the clothes. But it’s always fun to get cute ones!
It’s that time of year where we go for massive, puffy coats. And this is because warmth is important, especially when it comes to winter sports and ski clothing. When entering a new terrain, you want to make sure you have a good jacket. Skip the light weight options and go for that windproof shell. The North Face and Bogner have my favorite ski jackets. Not only do they have some really adorable options, but they keep me warm. At the end of the day, warmth is more important than fashion, but we do love style around here. A ski jacket that has matching ski pants or snow pants is always a win in my book!
Finally, this category may be the smallest, but it can also be the mightiest! Ski boots, ski goggles, hats, scarves, ski gloves and merino wool socks are a few items I make sure to have each year. Design elements can be fun, but having products with better performance and great quality is really the main thing you’ll want on the slopes. Taking good care of your gear can make a huge difference, too, because a lot of this stuff lasts for years! So if your items are in good condition, you don’t need to have a shopping spree on expensive ski gear annually.
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