How to Stay Warm on the Slopes

Simple answer: take the three-layer approach to getting ready for a day of skiing and don’t forget your hands and feet. Now, let’s break that down…
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The Base Layer

If you're a keen skier or someone who really feels the cold, you'll want to invest in good base layers. A good base layer should keep warmth, as well as providing a smooth and comfortable foundation that feels great against the skin and moves with you. Wed'ze's range of base layers tick all the boxes: they can keep body heat in but wicks perspiration away, ensuring you stay dry. Stretchy, reinforced panels mean these base layer tops and trousers will stand the test of time too; ribbed trims and elasticated waistbands mean they'll stay in place beneath both your mid layer and ski jacket and trousers.

The Mid Layer

An often overlooked but nonetheless essential component of your skiwear, if you really want to combat the cold, is the mid layer, which is basically a medium-thick sweater or zip-through jacket. Some are down, and the main warming materials are concentrated on the body for warmth. The back and under arms are less likely to be affected by the cold but are prone to sweating, so are crafted from breathable, moisture-wicking material that will keep you dry.

The Jacket Layer

The last layer for your body that everyone will see is your ski jacket. While the 2 layers beneath it helps create and retain warmth, while releasing moisture and allowing your skin to breath.-This all-important top layer will protect you from the elements. Ski jackets are mainly divided into down and quilted lining. Some snow jackets are mixed with down and quilted lining to provide warming effect. Generally they can stand up to -10°C ~ -16°C. Waterproof level of most of ski jackets are 5,000mm~15,000mm. When choosing your jacket, it is recommended to choose one above 8,000mm as it can withstand a whole day of skiing, keeping you dry.  The snow skirt and adjustable cuffs, can stop snow and air from getting in, even if you fall over.

Reminder: Skiing is prone to sweating. It is generally not recommended to wear too much. 2 to 3 layers is enough.

Hands and Feet!

Make sure you keep fingers and toes functioning to their best ability with the right gloves, mittens and socks for snowy adventures. When it comes to the former, look out for water-repellent coatings, thermal insulation and adjustable cuff straps to really keep the white stuff out. And for the latter, reinforced heels and toes, contouring ribbing and leg support, and moisture management.

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