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Archive for the Layering for Skiing Category


Shell Jacket and Pants – How to Choose

The shell layer, which includes both the shell jacket and shell pants, protects you from the wind and snow. Shells range from pricey high tech shells to simple wind breaker shells. Most allow at least some perspiration to escape; virtually all are treated with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish to make water bead up […]

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Insulating Layer for Skiing

The purpose of the insulating layer for skiing is to help you retain heat by trapping air close to your body.  It is worn over the base layer and it must have the ability to not only keep the warmth in, but to also allow perspiration to pass through it. This insulating layer for skiing […]

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Winter Sports Clothing Guide Graphic

Found a very fun winter sports clothing guide.  It is an info-graphic about hitting the slopes and dressing appropriately for it.  I thought it was great – very informative and a lot of fun.  Check it out and let me know what you think about it in the comments below.

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Base Layer Materials Mystery Solved

Let’s demystify this base layer materials mystery shall we.  Not really very mysterious, but there is something to know here in order to stay warm and dry while skiing. The 2 main jobs of the base layer is to

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Layering is an Art – Learn it

If you’re like me you think the great outdoors is the most wonderful place to be as often as possible. However, you also know that it can be very unpredictable. In the mountains it can go from a warm sunny day to freezing temperatures and butt-kicking winds very rapidly.  If you’re not able to adjust […]

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