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Maximizing Slope Time: How To Buy The Proper Ski Jackets

Friday, November 19th, 2010

The only thing that can be detrimental to the fun on the slopes for a skier is whether or not he or she is wearing the proper clothing gear. The most vital to providing comfort and ease on a skier is the jacket. With the potential of a variety of pitfalls, a skiing fan needs to make sure that his or her jacket is weather and sport appropriate. Here are a variety of tips designed to help  buyers determine what the right ski jacket will be that is suitable to their purposes as skiers.

1. Fit
The most important part of picking out the jacket itself, the fit is going to determine whether or not the jacket is even a contender. The strongest point to remember is that when trying on the jacket, it needs to fit loosely. The fact that there will be layers and layers of clothes on under the jacket need to be taken into consideration. Make sure there is room enough in the fit of the jacket for these layers so that it fits snugly but also allows for movement. Also, make sure the cuffs fight tightly. There will be gloves underneath the cuffs, but it is important not to allow for any room in between so that snow does not get in. The fit itself is what will provide the insulation, so ensuring the jacket meets these requirements is the most important factor in determining what to buy.

2. Material
Because snow is cold and wet, the material of the coat itself needs to be compatible. Ensuring that the jacket is both waterproof and wind resistant is going to also be what affects the warmth and insulation of the skier. Coats made of Gore-Tex are viable contenders to suit these needs.

3. Convenience
Because most skiers are going to be spending hours and even an entire day on the slopes, it is important to make sure that the jacket can accommodate all of the items a skier needs throughout the time on the slopes. A plethora of pockets for item storage will be invaluable. Also, look into bonus features that jackets have. The North Face, one of the top ski jackets brands of clothing for outdoor sports, has jackets specifically designed to lock out snow and cold through internal wrist skirts. Others have zippers that are used for ventilation to allow for ease in breathing and cool down during elevated levels of activity.

4. Style
This is completely up to the buyer, but there are many different manufacturers that tailor to different designs and tastes. While some would like a jacket that matches their snowboarding pants, the only point that is all-encompassing for any skier is to make sure that the color will stand out on the mountain. This allows for easy detection in an emergency.

The best point to remember is to be warm and have fun. Stay safe and enjoy the slopes!


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