Tips for Ski Wear
We've come a long way since the beginning of functional ski wear.
Although something will never change. Ski clothing needs to be warm, but nowadays it has to do more than protect us from the cold.
The peak season of skiing holidays has begun and I, too, want to hit the slopes stylishly this year. Like many women, I get cold very easily, which can be annoying for my boyfriend. This is why I have begun to think about what is important to me, what functions or tricks work and what I value?
Let's start with the most important steps to go through before you go shopping.
You should ask yourself several questions, because you no longer have to decide whether it should be stylish or functional. You can have both!
The material is very important and necessary to protect against cold.
There is now also ski wear in very light and elastic materials that provide more freedom of movement.
When you try on a new outfit in the shop, walk around, bend your knees and swing your arms. You will want to be able to move about freely.
With long lines at the lifts and the chill factor often being underestimated, remember that the temperatures are even colder at full speed.
Some garments allow for the inner lining to be removed, which is a great option for swanking temperatures.
The next point to consider is just as important. Breathability is everything.
When you buy a ski jacket, be sure to go for a breathable material to ensure air circulation. It is very important that any perspiration on the skin can evaporate and allow the moisture to escape. If not, you will find yourself very miserable and cold in a damp jacket in no time.
Waterproof is right up there with breathability!
Now we come to the interesting part of a ski outfit. The accessories. But safety first, helmets!
Gloves? Scarves? Goggles?
The ski helmet is now a necessary piece of ski equipment. When choosing, make sure the helmet sits perfectly.
The shell should sit comfortably on the head, including coverage for your temples and ears to ensure a higher level of safety. Modern ski goggles adapt to the weather conditions and offer UV protection. Ski glove liners can help with cold hands.
What colors are in?
This year, totally trendy, is tone in tone! Buy a complete set, which is usually also more cost-efficient and practical than to buy each component individually.
To remind you of everything again, here is a short overview of what is important: breathable, waterproof, protection against cold, inner lining, color, helmet, gloves, goggles, scarf. Here is a list of stylish and major ski equipment companies:
Icelantic, Dynastar, Völkl, Fischer, K2, 4FRNT
There are, of course, even more international brands, but these are my favorite ones.
If you know exactly what you want, you can also buy your new ski clothing online. For the indecisive, like me, it is best to get professional advice! A good salesperson will meet your needs and budget.
If you freeze while skiing, you're doing something wrong and the same goes for sweating.