On The Slopes: Ski Jackets and Pants
Choosing the right jacket and ski pants is crucial to not only maximizing your comfort, but also protect you from the elements. Remember, your jacket and pants combo is as much a part of your ski and snowboard adventure as what's underneath your feet. But picking the right jacket is no easy task. It's one of the most important part of clothing you will ever own. It needs to keep you warm in extreme winter weather conditions. It needs to be practical. Able to handle the wear and tear of the great outdoors. But more importantly, make you look great on the slopes.
Here are some great jacket and pants combo that'll keep you warm on the slopes and make you look good too.
Dakine's Smyth 2 gore-tex jacket will protect you against the elements. It'll definitely keep you dry in rain or snow. It features an interior mesh goggle pocket, wrist gaiters for extra warmth and coverage. Mesh lined under arm vents for performance and comfort and fully taped seams. The powder skirt seals out snow on those stormy days. The control 2 gore-tex pants fit is designed for unrestricted movement and it will definitely keep you warm and dry for a shell. The boot gaitors will block out the snow, while the multiple pockets are great to stash snack or a beanie.
Helly Hansen's Women's Powder Queen jacket is the ultimate ski jacket. The W Powder Queen allows you to feel free and challenge the mountain. It's highly breathable, waterproof, and the PrimaLoft insulated ski jacket keeps you protected while you carve up the trails. The Helly Tech Performance 2L fabric in combination with it's H2Flow system will make sure to keep you dry, warm or cool. Both the jacket and Aurora shell pants feature similar technology. Including durable water repellency treatment and the Recco advanced Rescue system.
Helly Hansen's Sogn jacket is also waterproof, windproof and breathable. It has a relaxed fit and backpack friendly pockets for easy access. The relaxed fit is ideal for layering. Wrist gaitors and large velcro adjustments on the cuffs keeps the weather and snow out. It's comfortable, stylish, and most importantly...it'll keep you warm and dry.
Regardless of the terrain and conditions that await you at your favorite mountain, your outerwear plays an important role in your comfort level. The clothes you wear out skiing are as important as the ski or snowboard on your feet. So when looking for that new ski jacket or pants. Remember, you're looking for something comfortable, durable, waterproof and weatherproof for any ski or snowboarding adventure. For more information, head to turnto10.com. For On the Slopes, I'm Wally Franco,