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Winter Sports Apparel

What to wear skiing?

When you’re out there on the slopes, it’s important to have the right ski clothing, and one of the questions we get a lot is: What to wear when skiing?

We’ve got everything from winter jackets and snowboarding jackets over ski pants and underwear to neck warmers, gloves, hats and socks. No matter if you are into alpine skiing, cross country skiing, freestyle skiing or snowboarding, we’ve got what you need to keep warm.

Ski clothing has many functions. It has to keep you warm. Keep you dry. Allows your body to breathe. Give you a comfortable fit. And last but not least it has to be as light as possible.

A typical set of ski clothing includes:

  • Ski underwear
  • Socks
  • Polyester or fleece mid layer
  • A ski jacket
  • Ski Pants
  • Gloves
  • A hat

You might also want sunglasses, goggles, and neck warmer etc. So what to wear skiing can be a tricky question. Below you will find a short overview of the different layers, that helps to keep you warm - all day.

Layers keep you comfortable

Dressing in layers is the way to go when it comes to ski clothing. It will make sure, that you’ll keep comfortable, dry and warm when you are out there in the cold weather doing your favourite sport.

Base layer: Is the layer of ski clothing you’ll wear next to your skin and is responsible for keeping you warm and dry. The base layer consists of ski underwear and should be made from a material that transports sweat away from your skin so that you can keep dry all day. We recommend that you choose underwear that’s made of either synthetic fabric, merino wool or silk.

Mid layer: This layer is used not only to keep you warm but also to regulate your temperature. Keep in mind that the weather out on the slopes variates and you can both find yourself caught in bad weather in very cold temperatures, but also in sunny and nice weather. We recommend a mid layer of either polyester or fleece.

Outer layer: Consists of a ski jacket/soft shell and pants. Their main function is to act as a shell and to keep you dry and warm. Good outer layers are both water resistance and wind breaking, but at the same time allow moisture to evaporate through the fabric, so you keep warm.