Hitting the slopes, we all hope for sunshine and clear skies but the weather doesn’t always go our way leaving us to deal with a whole load of nasty weather from snow, to ice, to freezing winds. Luckily, gone are the days of itchy long johns and bulky thermals, instead modern technology means your ideal outfit will be lightweight, streamlined and keep you warm, dry, and comfortable, without overheating, and it’s all down to one word: layering.
Here’s how it’s done.
Layering the right fabrics will keep you protected from outside moisture while allowing sweat to continually move forward, away from your body, to keep you warm and dry. Wearing too much or non-breathable fabrics will first leave you feeling hot and damp from sweat; when you stop, such as on a chairlift or for a break, the damp fabrics meet the cold air, cooling the sweat, then leaving you cold and damp.
So how do you do it? Follow the three step layering system for the perfect winter sports outfit.